Volkswagen Phaeton Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Phaeton Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 2 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2006 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton 4-DR w/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2004 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton 4-DR. W/SAB Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Phaeton for 3 years. They average 14.5 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2006 Phaeton above average at 16 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2006 Phaeton to be $3,000 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and premium gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $7,750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Phaeton consumes about 21 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton 16 21 14
2005 Volkswagen Phaeton 16 21 14
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton 16 21 14

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Phaeton has 6 different model options on record with the EPA since 2004. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 16 21 14
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 12-cyl, 6.0 L 13 17 11
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 16 21 14
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 12-cyl, 6.0 L 13 17 11
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 4.2 L 16 21 14
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 12-cyl, 6.0 L 13 17 11