Rolls-Royce Phantom review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Costs & verdict

Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 front left exterior
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom front - sky blue
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 rear road tracking
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 RHD dashboard
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 rear seats
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 front left exterior
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 front seats
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 centre console detail
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 infotainment detail
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 dashboard detail
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom front - sky blue
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom front - sky blue
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 rear road tracking
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 RHD dashboard
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 rear seats
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 front left exterior
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 front seats
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 centre console detail
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 infotainment detail
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 dashboard detail
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom front - sky blue
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New car deals
Target Price from £378,820
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Used car deals
From £304,950

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

You don’t enter Rolls-Royce ownership under any illusion of frugality, and its enormous purchase price is to be expected. So are the eye-opening running costs, but again, anyone who can shell out this kind of money for a car won’t really care.

What’s more, the Phantom is very well equipped, with four-wheel steering, air suspension, lots of leather and wood, a head-up display and of course an automatic gearbox as standard. Rolls-Royce’s bespoke programme allows plenty of scope for customisation; you can have pretty much anything you want – at a price.

Overview

The most luxurious car in the world is exceedingly hard to fault. You’ll need very deep pockets to buy and run one, though.

  • Immensely comfortable
  • Far more agile than it looks
  • Fine materials all beautifully put together
  • Occasional thud over potholes
  • Furiously expensive
New car deals
Target Price from £378,820
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Used car deals
From £304,950