2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs. Its Competition

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

There isn't much left at the top end of the automotive spectrum when it comes to big sedans and luxury coupes.

The Bentley Mulsanne is the closest, although it is noticeably sportier and has a heavier VW influence than the Phantom.

The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 might also be a close rival, and is more loaded with up-to-date technology.

But the Maybach is visibly an S-Class, which won't sit well with those who don't want to be associated with mere $100,000 vehicles.

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed2016 Bentley Mulsanne
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom delivers the utmost in motoring luxury in all of its derivatives, with a price tag to match.
Coupe, Cabriolet, and Maybach versions—and even a Plug-In Hybrid—make the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class far more diverse and adventurous than it used to be; it's now not just a flagship sedan, but a family of flagships.
The 2016 Bentley Mulsanne is a heroically impressive hyper-luxury limousine—particularly in Speed trim.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
11 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Flexible V-8
EPA Class  
Compact CarsLarge CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD4-Door Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom vs. 2016 Bentley Mulsanne