What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For You do get lots of space, comfort and luxury. It should be reliable, too

Against The Phaeton simply doesn't have any prestige - and the controls are confusing, too

Verdict Well engineered, but a lack of kudos may be crucial

Go for… 3.0 V6 TDI

Avoid… 6.0 W12

Volkswagen Phaeton Saloon
  • 1. This is Volkswagen's biggest saloon and the boot is massive
  • 2. Styling is just 'big Passat', but colossal early depreciation makes it a used bargain
  • 3. Cabin is enormous - and comfortable, too
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