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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • No Euro NCAP rating
  • Strong and solid body
  • Lots of tech to keep you safe

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon - safety

Unsurprisingly Euro NCAP hasn’t tested a Rolls-Royce Ghost, as that experiment would be almost as expensive as crashing one into the Large Hadron Collider.

That said, the Ghost should be a very safe car, not least because it’s so vast, but also because it is built to a very high standard and features a host of advanced safety systems and design features to protect its occupants.

The Ghost’s steel monocoque body features side-impact beams in the front and rear doors, while progressive rear crumple zones are used to dissipate the energy generated in a rear-end crash.

Safety systems include multiple airbags, electronic stability control, cornering brake control, dynamic brake and traction control, anti-roll stabilisation and anti-lock brakes. The Rolls-Royce also features powerful brakes, which halt the car quickly and effectively.

The Ghost additionally uses an Advanced Crash and Safety Management system to observe multiple inputs and sensors, allowing it to judge which safety features to deploy – such as seatbelt pretensioners and airbags – in the event of an accident. This serves to further improve safety.

  • Seats for five but better with four
  • A substantial vehicle in all dimensions
  • Boot space is sufficient for your needs

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon - family

Given that you may want to use the car for long-distance business trips or executive meetings, you’d hope that Rolls-Royce Ghost practicality would be good.

Fortunately, it’s more than serviceable. Partly thanks to its size there’s a vast amount of interior space, with lots of leg- and head-room for both front and rear passengers. You’ll find plenty of storage space in the cabin, including multiple cup holders and good-sized door pockets.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon rear seat

In the rear there’s space for three adults to sit in comfort but it’s best to treat the Ghost as a four seater, as it feels a shame to make someone straddle the substantial transmission tunnel in such a luxury car.

Access to the rear seats is, however, excellent thanks to the rear-hinged coach doors that open up to 83 degrees, and close automatically at the push of a button. This makes it easy to enter and exit the rear of the Ghost.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon - garage

The Ghost’s 13.4-metre turning circle and large dimensions can make both parking and manoeuvring difficult. This is further exacerbated if you’re driving the Rolls-Royce in a busy city centre or down tight side streets.

Be wary of cramped multi-storey car parks as well, because the ramps between levels can be particularly difficult to negotiate. It’s all too easy to end up wedged in an awkward spot, or unintentionally damage one of the large alloy wheels on aggressive kerbs.

Garage space shouldn’t be a concern though – if you can afford a Ghost, you can afford to build a suitable building to house it.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon side static

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon - luggage

The car’s boot space is a substantial 480 litres – about the same as the Bentley Flying Spur and marginally less than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and more than enough to account for the vast majority of luggage requirements.

Both front doors feature integral umbrellas, a neat touch which means you don’t have to leave your own umbrella rolling around in the boot.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon boot

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Rolls-Royce Ghost (10-20).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof

Black Badge equipment

Black Badge standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Black Badge optional equipment
None available

II equipment

II standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
II optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof