Lamborghini Urus vs Rolls Royce Cullinan

Lamborghini Urus vs Rolls Royce Cullinan

Not too long ago, the idea of Lamborghini or Rolls Royce making an SUV would have been unthinkable. It would have been like American Idol producing someone with genuine talent. It just wouldn’t have occurred. Nowadays, it feels like every prestige marque is putting out an SUV, attempting to claim some ground off-road, as it were. Neither the Urus or the Cullinan are blessed with particularly exciting or intriguing names, but what of their actual characteristics? Which one of these weekend cars for the ultra rich are worth the money? Let’s take a look.

Looks

On a purely aesthetic front, the Lamborghini walks away with this title without any real trouble. The Cullinan’s exterior looks are problematic in the extreme. Imagine, if you will, some early 00s rapper decided to jack up a Phantom. That’s what the Cullinan looks like. There’s nothing wrong with the Phantom’s looks, but when stretched and elevated off the ground, they look plain wrong. Meanwhile, the Urus displays its Lamborghini DNA cleverly. Yes, it has certain hallmarks of the brand, like headlight shape, the angle of the hood, and color scheme, but it doesn’t go overboard. This isn’t an Aventador on stilts. This is a Lamborghini SUV, and it was only ever designed as an SUV.

Lamborghini Urus

Interior

While the Cullinan might be an assault on the senses when examined from outside, inside it is classic Rolls-Royce. The visibility is Range Rover-esque, and it is exceptionally quiet, despite its V12. Soft leathers and beautiful wood abound, there’s power everything, and a whole bunch of clever tech. Cameras give you superb parking visibility, and come equipped with night vision. There’s active cruise control, and, if your chauffeur is doing the driving, wi-fi to keep you entertained. Usual levels of Rolls-Royce sumptuousness, then. What of the Urus? The Lambo is immediately much more sporty to look at, with bright colors contrasting with the Cullinan’s clubhouse interior. There’s huge amounts of room, memory sports seats, while the steering wheel and driving position suggest a supercar, not an SUV. Audi’s MMI Navigation Plus infotainment system makes an appearance, accessed through two high-res touchscreens. Deciding which you prefer comes down to what you want from an SUV, ultimately. For luxury, the Rolls wins every time, for sporty looks, the Lambo does.

Speed And Drive

Driving a Rolls-Royce can sometimes be a baffling experience. Its interior would suggest a sedate ride. Then you put your foot down and realize these cars have a hell of a lot of shove. You can hit 60 in just over five seconds. In terms of handling, the name of its stablemate, the Phantom, is pretty accurate. You may as well be sitting inside and driving some kind of ethereal vehicle, such is the way it essentially doesn’t register bumps or dips in the road. It’s incredibly comfortable, but what else would you expect? The Urus has a 641 horsepower turbo V8. It’s going to be nippy. You can hit 60 in a frankly bananas time of just 3.3 seconds. Even in sport mode, the car handles bumps well, and it grips and corners like an absolute dream. The Urus wins this in terms of handling and power alone.

Rolls Royce Cullinan

Price

The Cullinan retails with an MSRP of $325,000, with the Lamborghini undercutting it significantly at $200,000.

Verdict

You couldn’t really go wrong with either of these cars, but for me, I’d always pick the Urus. Rolls-Royces are superb, supreme cars, don’t get me wrong, but they’re just not as fun to drive. In the case of these two cars, the Cullinan isn’t as fast, either, and doesn’t handle as keenly as the Urus. Unless you’re looking to be driven, rather than to drive, the Urus walks away from this as the victor.

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