2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs. Its Competition

2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

There is really only one true competitor to the Rolls-Royce Phantom, and that's its own cross-country rival, the Bentley Mulsanne.

Priced in a similar range and styled with similar attention to classic British taste, the Mulsanne is simply a different take on the same basic idea of automotive excess.

Daimler's Maybach brand could also be considered a rival in terms of price, luxury, and exclusivity, but it is approaching defunct status this year, even though double-digit sales at best in previous years have effectively relegated it to the same status already.

2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom
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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom, Coupe, and Drophead Coupe confer an instant feeling of royalty on anyone within (save, perhaps, the hired driver), but you'll need the funds of a prince to afford one.
9.2
The 2012 Bentley Mulsanne delivers the height of refined luxury, power, and design--at a price.
MSRP From  
$380,000$290,000$409,000
Gas Mileage  
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V12Turbocharged Gas V8Gas V12
EPA Class  
Large carMid-SizeLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
554
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs. 2012 Bentley Mulsanne2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs. 2009 Maybach 62