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Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible boot space, practicality and safety

2016 - 2023 (change model)
Practicality rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Gareth Evans, Associate Editor Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

  • Should prove a safe enough vehicle
  • No official Euro NCAP crash test score
  • Good level of standard safety kit

Rolls-Royce doesn’t test its cars with Euro NCAP so there’s no crash test score to impart. However, the Dawn has been built with BMW’s safety systems and knowhow ingrained, so we think you can expect it to prove a safe vehicle.

Standard Rolls-Royce Dawn safety kit:

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Head-up display
  • Night vision camera (displayed on instrument panel)
  • LED lights
  • Keyless entry and ignition

We’d expect a raft of new driver-assistance kit to appear on the equipment roster soon, given BMW’s 7 Series is now streets ahead in the technology department.

  • Four large comfortable seats
  • Huge footprint so not easiest to park
  • Not the biggest boot in the world
Rolls-Royce Dawn: will my family fit?

Not only is there a fantastic amount of space on offer for all four occupants in the Dawn, but each will be sat in some of the highest levels of comfort it’s possible to experience in a car.

Rear-seat passengers don’t get their own door, but instead Rolls says they’re meant to stand up before exiting, in the manner you would in a luxury motor launch rather than a two-door, four-seat car. It’ll mean less flashing of underpants for anyone wearing a skirt, at the very least.

Rolls-Royce Dawn: will it fit in my garage?

The first thing to note here is that the Dawn is a massively long car, so you can expect it won’t fit into a standard garage or average parking space. Furthermore, visibility with the roof up isn’t great behind the car, and the front of the bonnet feels like it’s miles away from the driver.

However, there are a few mitigating factors here. An automatic parking system in installed along with a 360-degree camera and acoustic sensors.

Plus we’d imagine many of the destinations travelled to will have a person to park your car for you.

Rolls-Royce Dawn: will my luggage fit?

The Dawn’s boot is 295 litres with the roof up, but lower it and capacity drops further still. You can expect to fit a few soft bags in there for a weekend away, but not much more than that.

Still, if you must, you can always send your suitcase on ahead of you.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (23)
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Standard Trim Standard Equipment (3)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
Standard Trim Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Black Badge Standard Equipment (3)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
Black Badge Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Inspired by Fahion Standard Equipment (1)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
Inspired by Fahion Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Silver Bullet Collection Standard Equipment (2)
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
Silver Bullet Collection Optional Equipment (1)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts


Length 5285mm
Width 2064mm
Height 1502mm
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