• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $166,946–$169,522
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 14
  • Engine: 453-hp, 6.8-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Mammoth dimensions
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • 453-hp V-12
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Aluminum space-frame construction
  • Rear-hinged back doors
  • Run-flat tires

2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Rolls-Royce Phantom VI is an ultraluxury V-12-powered sedan. This posh vehicle blends British heritage with German components and technology.

The Phantom is available in regular- and long-wheelbase body styles. The Phantom competes with the Bentley Arnage R and Maybach Type 57. The long-wheelbase model competes with the Maybach Type 62 and the Bentley Arnage RL.


New for 2009
The Phantom VI receives a mild refresh for 2009. There's a redesigned front bumper and grille, new wheel designs and new illuminated door handles. New interior features include redesigned rear reading lamps and controls.

Exterior
Like so many Rolls-Royce sedans before it, the Phantom has a long hood with a short front overhang and long rear overhang. The traditionally styled front features an upright face with recessed, rectangular headlamps and prominently displayed fog lamps.

A new front bumper and smaller stainless steel grille give the Phantom a more streamlined, contemporary look.

The Phantom stretches 229.7 inches in length, while the extended body tacks on another 9.8 inches. Synchronized wheel centers keep the Rolls-Royce badges on all four wheels upright at all times.

  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual chrome exhaust
  • Sunroof
  • Electrically heated front windshield
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto-leveling headlamps
  • Rear suicide doors


Interior
The Phantom can comfortably seat five, or four if the optional rear bucket seats are chosen. To aid in safety, privacy and social interaction, backseat occupants sit well back in lounge-shaped seats alongside the C-pillars rather than next to the doors. Rear passengers can also enjoy handcrafted folding tables and an available video system.

There's 103 cubic feet of passenger space, which isn't great considering this car's exterior size. There is a generous 16.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.
  • Leather-trimmed seats and dash
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Genuine wood trim
  • 15-speaker audio system
  • Navigation system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats (heated rear seats optional)
  • Refrigerated compartment in glove box


Under the Hood
The Phantom packs a rare automotive wonder, a V-12 engine, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Though it's no lightweight, at more than 5,500 pounds, Rolls-Royce says the Phantom can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.
  • 453-horsepower, 6.8-liter V-12 with 531 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Run-flat tires


Safety
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Break-resistant glass


Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 1 reviews

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This car is great

by Kareem from Florida on April 20, 2012

For the price I must say it pretty good. It looks like the phantom. We have a blue one in Florida. Thanks guys

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2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/unlimited

Powertrain

48mo/unlimited

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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