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Volkswagen Phaeton Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.0 L W 12-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 420 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton

  • It competes favorably with Germany's finest on nearly every level, but without the prestigious brand name, it's hard to swallow the price.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine lineup, rock-solid build quality, exquisitely trimmed interior, standard all-wheel drive, a features list any Mercedes would be proud to call its own.

  • Cons

    Excessive weight impedes handling, poor fuel economy, premium price for a non-premium brand.

  • What's New for 2005

    Changes to VW's flagship sedan include a new style front grille, new soft-close doors, active cruise control and standard cell phone preparation for the W12 model (optional on V8). The V8 model also receives revised 18-inch alloy wheels and wood upgrades (Myrtle and Walnut).

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


Awesome machine everyone should owe

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 4dr Sedan w/4 Seats (6.0L 12cyl 5A)

awesome performance best of german design a wonder to drive or be driven in just awesome




Better than bmw and mercedes

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Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 4dr Sedan w/4 Seats (6.0L 12cyl 5A)

I have had many luxury cars, but my Volkswagen Phaeton W12 is the best all around vehicle. it rides like it is on railsl, handles amazingly well, is built like a tank and exudes luxurry, inside and out. It is the perfect understatement for people of taste and class.



Full 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton Review

What's New for 2005

Changes to VW's flagship sedan include a new style front grille, new soft-close doors, active cruise control and standard cell phone preparation for the W12 model (optional on V8). The V8 model also receives revised 18-inch alloy wheels and wood upgrades (Myrtle and Walnut).

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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