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Volkswagen Phaeton
Volkswagen Phaeton
MSRP Range $66,700-$101,300 Trims4 Combined MPG 15-19 Seats 4-5

Showing the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton pricing and photos

Model Overview

The current Volkswagen Phaeton is a full size car that seats from 4 to 5, depending on the configuration and trim. It comes in 4 trims.

The Phaeton competes with the INFINITI Q45, Jaguar XJR and Audi A8.

Our Take on the Latest Model

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

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 23 reviews across all years

Most Recent Consumer Reviews
2004 Phaeton

A little costly for repairs when needed

by bygeorge from Olney on March 30, 2017

Just do the annual maintenance and regular oil changes and you won't have much trouble. Make sure you watch the transmission fluid levels so that you catch any small leaks early. The is a complicated... Read Full Review

2004 Phaeton

Best Car Ever, Hands Down

by Luxury Lady from New Mexico on September 4, 2015

I've had my W12 for 15 months and it has been a dream to own and drive. Got it up to 140 mph with no effort (for about 1 minute). Have driven cross country twice with no problem. Because it's the W12 ... Read Full Review