Advertisement
Go
2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Photo
10.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
N/A
BASE MSRP
$380,000
On Quality
Legroom in the 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom is surprisingly limited given the size of the vehicles’ exteriors; however, most occupants will still find the opulence and comfort remarkable.  
10.0 out of 10
Browse Rolls-Royce Phantom inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

QUALITY | 10 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

soaked up every road imperfection encountered with impressive aplomb
ConsumerGuide

controls are calibrated for fingertips not biceps
Motor Trend

“You could probably drive through a minefield and not disrupt the rear passenger's power nap”
Edmunds

Regardless of whether it is your first or hundredth ride in a Rolls-Royce, the Phantom range always manages to impress its passengers with its luxury. However, some reviewers are curious about the confining interior space in such a large car.

“There's 103 cubic feet of passenger space, which isn't great considering this car's exterior size,” states Cars.com, adding “there is a generous 16.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.” There's no doubt that the Phantom is a large car. “At more than 19 feet long, a regular-wheelbase Phantom surpasses a 7 Series by more than 2 feet in total length, and it can completely swallow a Mini between its front and rear axles,” claims Edmunds. “We lined up for a spot between a Golf Cabrio and a Renault, and all of a sudden it felt like we were trying to park the Death Star,” says Autoblog.

ConsumerGuide finds that “supremely comfortable seats and ample adjustments join plenty of headroom and legroom for first-class accommodations. High-mounted seat cushions aid ingress and egress, and though the rear-hinged door takes getting used to, it doesn't impede entry or exit, and the power closing feature is an appreciated luxury.” Cars.com states that the Phantom can "comfortably seat five, or four if the optional rear bucket seats are chosen.”

Edmunds notes that the aluminum space frame upon which the Phantom is built provides a ride that is “superb, soaking up huge potholes and minor road imperfections with equal aplomb.” ConsumerGuide remarks that, “although our Southern California preview routes weren't plagued by badly broken pavement, the Drophead Coupe soaked up every road imperfection encountered with impressive aplomb and was devoid of undue float or bobbing over bumps.”

According to Autoblog, the Phantom truly shines in its ability to figuratively transport you to another realm: “When the windows are up, the outside world ceases to exist.”  Conversely, “when you roll down the windows, the volume inside the car jumps a noticeable number of decibels, and you remember, ‘Oh yeah, there's, like, stuff out there.’” Even the convertible is noticeably silent. “Top down, it's quiet, allowing normal conversation at 80 mph, and only a bit more volume is required to chat at 100,” asserts Motor Trend. “There is a fair amount of wind buffeting, though; air swirls around the back-seat area, and you can feel it blowing between the front seats.”

According to a reviewer from Autoblog, “there are things I could complain about, like the BMW 7-Series key and the finicky iPod integration. But I won't. People buying this car simply don't care.” Motor Trend finds that “all the controls are calibrated for fingertips not biceps.”

Conclusion

Legroom in the 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom is surprisingly limited given the size of the vehicles’ exteriors; however, most occupants will still find the opulence and comfort remarkable.  

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »
Advertisement
Advertisement
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We are committed to your privacy. By submitting this form you agree the phone number you provided may be used to contact you (including autodialed or pre-recorded calls). Consent is not a condition of purchase.
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.