2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Rolls‑Royce Ghost. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    15 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    563-hp, 6.6-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • V-12 power
  • Ride comfort
  • Assertive styling
  • Handsome cabin
  • Technologically competitive

The Bad

  • Limited availability

Notable Features of the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost

  • Long-wheelbase version available
  • 563-hp, twin-turbo V-12
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Four- or five-seat configurations
  • Rear-opening backseat doors

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Although the Ghost is Rolls-Royce's smallest and least expensive sedan, the average bystander wouldn't think it. With a starting price of $250,000 and a twin-turbo V-12 under the hood, it competes with the likes of a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, or perhaps a well-accessorized Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.
New for 2013
For 2013, Rolls-Royce adds optional leather headlining along with a panoramic sunroof. All Ghosts get a softer center console with more padding and the option of natural grain leather. A new available feature opens the trunk from outside the car with a simple leg movement. 

ExteriorThough stately by anyone's standards, the Ghost's lines are sleeker than the brand's larger, more upright Phantom sedan. The size comparisons, of course, are all relative: At 212.6 inches long, the regular-length Ghost stretches more than 10 inches past most minivans. The extended-wheelbase edition adds almost 7 inches to the length. Exterior features include:

  • Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are available, with self-righting centerpieces that display Rolls-Royce's double-R logo right-side up no matter the position of the wheel
  • Retracting Spirit of Ecstasy statuette on the hood
  • Rear-hinged doors can power shut at the touch of a backseat button
  • Front doors have storage nooks with Teflon-coated umbrellas

Interior
Up front, the Ghost's dashboard is an imposing array of wood and chrome. There's an iDrive-like controller that shows the ...

Vehicle Overview

Although the Ghost is Rolls-Royce's smallest and least expensive sedan, the average bystander wouldn't think it. With a starting price of $250,000 and a twin-turbo V-12 under the hood, it competes with the likes of a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, or perhaps a well-accessorized Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.
New for 2013
For 2013, Rolls-Royce adds optional leather headlining along with a panoramic sunroof. All Ghosts get a softer center console with more padding and the option of natural grain leather. A new available feature opens the trunk from outside the car with a simple leg movement. 

ExteriorThough stately by anyone's standards, the Ghost's lines are sleeker than the brand's larger, more upright Phantom sedan. The size comparisons, of course, are all relative: At 212.6 inches long, the regular-length Ghost stretches more than 10 inches past most minivans. The extended-wheelbase edition adds almost 7 inches to the length. Exterior features include:

  • Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are available, with self-righting centerpieces that display Rolls-Royce's double-R logo right-side up no matter the position of the wheel
  • Retracting Spirit of Ecstasy statuette on the hood
  • Rear-hinged doors can power shut at the touch of a backseat button
  • Front doors have storage nooks with Teflon-coated umbrellas

Interior
Up front, the Ghost's dashboard is an imposing array of wood and chrome. There's an iDrive-like controller that shows the influence of Rolls-Royce owner BMW. Technological features include a navigation system with graphics similar to BMW's latest version of iDrive, a head-up display and a 16-speaker stereo with full USB/iPod integration. Interior features include:

  • Recessed backseat sits well behind the door openings, meaning many passengers would require a hand to make a graceful exit
  • Two- and three-seat rear configurations available
  • Both rows of seats feature leather from cows raised in fields free of barbed wire to minimize imperfections
  • Each car's wood inlays come from the same tree to ensure consistent coloration as the wood ages

Under the HoodThe Ghost's twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 makes 563 horsepower and 575 pounds-feet of torque. Working through an eight-speed automatic transmission, the engine can propel the car to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, Rolls-Royce says. Other sedans may be quicker, but at nearly 5,500 pounds, the Ghost weighs nearly as much as some full-size SUVs. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Runs on premium gas

SafetySafety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags

 


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My Dream Car Rolls Royce Ghost

by Luxurious Car from Chennai, India on November 23, 2013

Really costly in world but i didn't miss this on my dreams ever try to buy but it is ??? Too cost but it worth for money forever. Always given pride to me while ride this :) Read full review

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This one is my fifth Rolls Royce

by Billianaire from Edison, NJ on November 24, 2012

Extravagant experience for any one to ride this one. I have spent most of my earning to own this car but worth it. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    48 months / unlimited distance

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Rolls-Royce

Program Benefits

360-degree pre-delivery inspection and preparation by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars trained technicians. Complimentry standard servicing using genuine Rolls-Royce parts for the term of the warranty.

  • Limited Warranty

    2 years / Unlimited Mileage

    The Rolls-Royce Provenance Certified Pre-Owned protection plan provides up to 2 years coverage past the RRMC New Car Limited Warranty period, inclusive of servicing and 24-hour roadside assistance.
  • Eligibility

    Model Year 2004 and newer

    Vehicles receive a 360-degree inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Ghost received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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