• (4.2) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,888$9,888
  • 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
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

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-corner air suspension, a four-zone Climatronic climate-control system and 4Motion all-wheel drive ar... 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 for the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

Consumer Reviews


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the best luxury car ever

by Dave from Connecticut CT on October 20, 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

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