2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

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Available Price Range $8,130-$23,706 Trims4 Combined MPG 15-19 Seats 4-5

Our Take on the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

Our Take

Following its debut in Europe, Volkswagen's luxury Phaeton sedan reached the U.S. for the 2004 model year. Two engines are available in U.S. models: a 4.2-liter V-8 or a 6.0-liter W-12.A four-... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value, especially W-12

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

THE sun-scrubbed desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas scrolls by with an empty whisper, a high-def silent movie panning past double-thick acoustic windows. East of Barstow, the Volkswagen Phaeton W12 is running at speeds best reserved for those with diplomatic immunity, and yet the big dreadnaught - with a 12-cylinder, 444-hp butter churn under the hood - is eerily unstrained, purring along... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Based on 7 reviews

the best luxury car ever

by Dave from Connecticut CT on October 21, 2006

This is the best luxury car ever more solid than a mercedes s and more fun than a BMW 7 take my word for it the only reason why it is not selling because it has a VW badge on it. If you are looking fo... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton.

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