2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Review
Pros & Cons
- Peerless interior design and materials quality
- Massively powerful V12
- Seemingly infinite customization options
- Large size may be a hindrance in tight parking lots
List Price Estimate
$208,276 - $234,537
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Which Phantom does Edmunds recommend?
Tens of thousands of dollars separate the standard Phantom from the extended-wheelbase model, and the only difference is the extra rear legroom. But buyers considering a vehicle this expensive aren't likely to be dissuaded by the additional cost. Most of the options center around driver customization, though we're enamored with the alternate Gallery designs. Make sure to specify the massaging and ventilated rear seats, especially if you spend more time being chauffeured than driving.
Edmunds' Expert Review
The Phantom's twin-turbocharged V12 produces a massive 563 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. According to Rolls, that's good enough to haul this big beast from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Changes to the structure and suspension should make this Phantom a bit more fun to drive than the previous model.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom should offer unparalleled levels of passenger comfort, exemplified by the camera that constantly scans the road and readies the adaptive dampers for road irregularities.
Exotic materials blanket every inch of the Phantom's cabin. You'd expect nothing less from a car that, with a few options boxes ticked, retails for a cool half-million.
The trunk measures 19.0 cubic feet, which is very large by sedan standards. Expect the space to shrink considerably if you add the champagne cooler.
The Phantom's 10.25-inch central display screen uses a variant of parent company BMW's iDrive infotainment system. We've found iDrive, especially this latest version, fairly easy to use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not offered.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Phantom models:
- Active Cruise Control
- Maintains a set distance between the Phantom and the car in front.
- Blind-Spot Detection
- Warns the driver if there is a vehicle in the Phantom's blind spot.
- Park Distance Control
- Provides visual and audible warnings when you are maneuvering close to objects.