2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs. Its Competition

2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The only real competitors to the 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom range are the Maybach 57 and 62, and even these can only compete with the Phantom Sedan.

They are built by Mercedes-Benz and are technically just as polished as the Rolls-Royce models, but unfortunately their styling is too similar to the much lesser S-Class on which they share a platform.

In a segment where owners typically wish to be seen, the design of the Maybachs can be perceived as too conservative.

The Bentley Continental Supersports and the lesser Continental GTC Speed are a bit left of center when it comes to the world of ultra-luxury, but their prodigious amounts of power, prestige, and exclusivity are worth a look.

Note that unlike the standard Continental models, the Supersports only have two seats.

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Quick Specs
8.6
Anyone who rides in the 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom, Phantom Coupe, or Phantom Drophead Coupe will feel like royalty, but at a starting price of almost $400,000, you’d expect that.
MSRP From  
$380,000$358,000$409,000
Gas Mileage  
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V12Gas V12Gas V12
EPA Class  
CompactLargeLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
544
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD