(4.8) 5 reviews
MSRP: $6,145$11,797
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 15-19
Engine: 335-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Volkswagen Phaeton

Our Take on the 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • Full-size dimensions
  • V-8 and W-12 engines
  • Tiptronic automatic transmission
  • Air suspension
  • 4Motion AWD


Consumer Reviews


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by Phaeton Driver from Irvine, CA on January 16, 2011

The W12 Phaeton is a great car; impossible to upgrade and amazing to drive. Few, if any cars sold for under $100,000 today can come near this car in comfort or performance. If you have the choice betw... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

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