2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom

MSRP $450,000 - $492,425

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2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom is the pinnacle of luxury that money can get you on four wheels. There is no car above the Phantom, making it the penultimate benchmark in terms of luxury, class, and an out-of-the-world driving experience. Since history has it, most of the Phantoms have been chauffeur-driven exotics but the newest one offers better driving dynamics, making people actually prefer driving this land-yacht themselves. 

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Pros

Swift V12

Unmatched luxury

Bevy of posh customization options

Vibe-free engine

Cons

Too big for tight parking spaces

What's New?

Unchanged for the 2020 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$450000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

412 cu.in.

horsepower

563 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

664 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

139.8 in.

length

227.2 in.

width

79.4 in.

height

64.8 in.

curb weight

5644 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103 cu ft.

cargo volume

19 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

12/15/20 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ unlimited mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$450,000 onwards

EWB$492,425 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom in Arctic White color
Arctic White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

6.0

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

9.1

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The Phantom comes with a massive twin-turbocharged 6.75L V12 under its bonnet that lends it nearly 560 horsepower and propels it to the quarter-mile in just 12.8 seconds, with a top speed of 155 MPH. The ultra-luxurious car doesn’t have a competition per se but if we were to take the closest ones, the 2020 Bentley Mulsanne and the 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650 fit the bill perfectly with all the luxury and performance they have. 


9.9/10
Features

9.1/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Features

9.9/10

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom comes as a single model which is loaded to the brim and is super-customizable given all the packages and individual options on offer. The Phantom is divided into two “trims” - standard and Extended Wheelbase (EWB) - but both carry the same equipment levels. As for the features, the Phantom gets everything under the sun that is there in terms of comfort. 

For adding on more features from the standard list the company also offers various packages, the most famous of which are the Smoker’s Package, the Phantom package, and the Driver Assistance Systems Package which add in features like ashtrays, wider outboard seats, dual rear entertainment display screens, Rolls-Royce monograms on all headrests, and driver-assist features like adaptive cruise control and night vision. 

Trims

Phantom

MSRP

$450,000

Key features

21-inch wheels

 

Adaptive air suspension

 

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Power-closing doors with concealed umbrellas

 

Leather headliner with starlight-like illumination

 

Heated and ventilated front seats with massage functions

 

10.25-inch central display

 

Head-up display

 

Navigation system

 

16-speaker audio system

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The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom is a standalone model and there are no other choices left with the customer. The interior customization is a thing that purely depends on the individual’s taste and there are no recommendations to be made on that aspect. The only thing we can recommend is to add in the Driver Assistance Systems Package that’ll add to make the drive more comfortable. 

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Engine and Performance

9.1/10

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom comes powered with a massive 6.75L V12 under the hood that employs twin-turbocharging for efficient power delivery and a strong torque band that proves its worth on the smooth pavements and also in the city. This massive engine is rated at 563 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque that is channeled to the rear wheels only via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Rolls Royce has their reasons to have the Phantom in rear-wheel drive only but from how the acceleration is, the powertrain does a pretty good job of putting the power down. 

Models

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650

MSRP

$450,000

$338,325

$205,000

Engine

Twin-turbocharged 6.75L V12

Twin-turbocharged 6.8L V8

Twin-turbocharged 6.0L V12

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power

563 hp @ 5,000 RPM

530 hp @ 4,200 RPM

621 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque

627 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM

811 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM

737 lb-ft @ 2,300 RPM

0-60 MPH

4.5 seconds

4.8 seconds

3.9 seconds

Quarter-mile

12.8 seconds

13.5 seconds

12.2 seconds

Top speed

155 MPH

190 MPH

209 MPH

The Maybach takes the output game to another level with the massive twin-turbo V12 under its hood which has the most power. The Mulsanne’s V8 does take a huge advantage over the rivals in terms of the torque on offer which is also produced very low in the RPM range. In terms of acceleration, the Maybach outperforms the other two clocking 3.9 seconds to 60mph, whereas the Rolls Royce takes a massive lead over the Bentley due to the higher power output on offer. 

How does the 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom handle?

The ride in the 2020 Phantom is undoubtedly and implicitly smooth over any surface that the car goes over, be it in the city or on the highway. A patch where the best of cars show signs of unsurity, the Phantom just glides over without a single vibration. The steering is super light which makes it a breeze to maneuver the car around the city and also enjoy the drive on the twisty roads as well. 

Talking of the city, the suspension over-does its part and soaks up everything, leaving a comfortable and flat driving experience for the rear seat passengers. The only thing that plays a disadvantage is the massive proportions that one has to carry around always which also makes it difficult to pull out of junctions and make U-turns. The blindspots are huge and the sheer length also adds a lot of difficulties when driving in the city. 

The highways are a comfortable affair due to the effortless powertrain and the sofa-set of a seat, for all the occupants. The comfort is unmatched and the driving posture is rather upright to give a good estimate of the front. The Phantom’s builds the power and the delivery is like a very linear surge as compared to the rivals’. The gearbox is so seamless that the 8 speeds feel like a single speed with the very quick-shifting on offer. 

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom Braking Performance

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom has a very quick pace which is attributed to its gearbox as well but for a heavy car like this, the brakes on offer shouldn’t be compromising even by a bit. That said, the company has put in 16.1-inch rotors at the front while the ones at the rear measure 15.8 inches. Laced with all the modern braking technology that is there on offer, this braking system brings the massive 5,644-lbs car to a stop in just 110 feet coming down from 60 MPH. 

Models

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650

Front rotors (in)

16.1

15.7

15.4

Rear rotors (in)

15.8

14.6

14.4

Curb weight 

5,644 lbs

5,977 lbs

5,296 lbs

60-0 MPH 

110 feet

110 feet

114 feet

Despite being the heaviest of the lot, the Mulsanne Speed sheds its pace rather quickly and comes to a stop from 60 MPH in the same distance as the Phantom that stands nearly 6% lighter. This feat is pretty commendable in itself due to the fact that the discs on the Mulsanne are smaller than the Phantom. The Maybach performs very well with its even-smaller disc setup and lighter weight, making the stop in just 114 feet.

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom isn’t a car that is particularly synonymous with fuel economy, especially given the massive V12 under the hood and all the bulk it carries around. As for the EPA, the ratings stand at a measly 12 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway, for a combined of 14 MPG from a 23.8-gallon gas tank. Given this, the estimated 333-mile range combined isn’t a high number but the luxury in the car justifies the low range and the decent fuel economy from the gas chugger. 

Models

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650

MPG (city)

12

10

13

MPG (highway)

19

16

22

MPG (combined)

14

12

16

Fuel tank capacity

23.8 gallons

25.4 gallons

21.1 gallons

Range (city/highway/com) (miles)

285/452/333

254/406/304

274/464/337

The Maybach S650 is the most fuel-efficient car in the comparison, rewarding the driver with 16 MPG on the tank in combined driving - both in the city and on the highway. This feat is followed by the Phantom, while the Bentley Mulsanne Speed gets the worst economy that can be blamed on the massive weight that the car needs to carry. The Merc’s advantage is still maintained on the highway in terms of range despite the smallest fuel tank managing 464 miles. 

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Interior

9.9/10

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom has some serious luxury going on inside the cabin with exquisite materials all around coupled with unmatchable craftsmanship doing its thing to mesmerize the occupants and make them sleep in luxury. The colors and the materials inside are very much customizable by the individual and hence, there’s no benchmark as such. The dual-tone scheme is a very lively output nonetheless. 

The door panels are very clean and posh - both visually and quality-wise. The door handles have a silver chrome finish and have a couple of speakers for blasting the music. There is a choice of leather on the armrest and the door pocket as well. The armrest also gets a trim piece which is also customizable by the customers themselves. The dashboard is massive and looks more like a bridge of a ship. The dashboard has a trim piece surrounding it, while the front is covered in glass beneath which hides the center-mounted infotainment screen and the classic analog clock. 

The seats are super comfortable and are as good as an expensive couch stuck inside the car. They’re upholstered in super-soft leather and can also be customized colors vis the upholstery and the colours. The headrests are massive and the padding is super thick with piping that matches the dashboard’s trim. The Rolls Royce badge is embroidered into the seats for a sense of command and also to appeal to your eyes. These seats come with heating, power-adjustability, ventilation, massaging, and heated massaging as standard. 

The rear seats dictate a very similar story wherein the occupants can easily stretch their legs out and relax while the car glides over the road. The center console in the rear gets all the controls for the car and can also recline the rear seats as well. The center console has all the climate settings, along with the climate vents on the side frame as well. The rear armrest gets cupholders and a cubby as well, while a fridge in the centre of the seats is optional to keep the drinks cool. 

Models

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650

Seating capacity

5

5

5

Front row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom; in.)

NA

40.1/NA/41.9

39.7/59.7/41.4

Rear row (headroom/shoulder room/legroom; in.)

NA

38.1/NA/42.9

39.2/N/A/39.1

Cargo capacity (cu-ft.)

19.0

15.7

12.3

The dimensions for the Phantom aren’t out but from how humongous the car is, and the space given inside, the Phantom is no slouch when it comes to being spacious inside and has an interior that rings the bells with the best materials ever used in a car. Between the other two, the Mulsanne is the bigger and the more spacious one with a bigger boot to carry more luggage inside. The boot space is bigger than the Merc but falls short of the Rolls with 21% more space in the latter. The poshness in the Rolls’ cabin is highlighted by:

  • Power-closing doors with concealed umbrellas
  • Leather headliner with starlight-like illumination
  • Rear bench seat with power-reclining, heating, and ventilation
  • Heated and ventilated front seats with massage functions
  • Panoramic sunroof

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom?

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen which is mounted in the center of the dashboard and is powered by BMW’s iDrive system, with some Rolls Royce specific changes obviously. This system comes standard with voice controls, gesture controls, and a navigation system; all of which work flawlessly without a single stutter or lag. In terms of features, the system also hosts all the modern features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, multiple USB ports, and an HD display as well for clear images while reversing. Some of the highlighting infotainment features include:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • 16-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Bluetooth
  • Optional 18-speaker audio system

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Exterior

9.0/10

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom’s design speaks for itself. It is very distinct and there’s no one who can’t tell that the car is a Rolls from the first look. The car has a lot of chrome on its body which reflects the luxury it packs inside. The front is absolutely imposing and has a very commanding aura to it with the big grille and the LED tail lights, in the center of which is the beautiful Spirit of Ecstacy. 

The car is a pretty long vehicle - longer than any other luxury sedan - in its shortest form. This length is further cemented by big alloy wheels, big doors, huge windows, and the weighted center nut which is a statement in itself. In the rear, there are the typical Rolls Royce tail lights with a big trunk opening and dual exhaust tips. 

Models

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom

2020 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650

Curb weight (lbs)

5,644 

5,977 

5,296 

Length (in.)

227.2

219.5

214.7

Width (in.)

79.4

75.8

75.0

Height (in.)

64.8

59.9

58.7

Minimum ground clearance (in.)

6.4

5.7

5.2

Wheelbase (in.)

139.8

128.6

132.5

The Rolls Royce Phantom is the most massive car in the segment by proportion but is not the heaviest - a feat seen in the Mulsanne Speed. The Phantom takes a massive jump in proportions making it the most difficult car to drive around in the city, let alone in the tighter spaces and parking lots. The higher ground clearance helps in easily smoothening out all the undulations of the road and makes the drive very smooth, while the longer wheelbase translates to a lot of legroom inside. That said, some of the highlighting exterior features include:

  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Auto-levelling LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Rear-wheel steering
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Weighted hub caps for the wheels

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Safety

9.0/10

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom is one of the most expensive sedans available in the market and comes with all the modern safety tech that one expects from the segment, given the tight competition from the Mulsanne Speed. The Phantom’s body has been reinforced to be more rigid and stronger than before which adds to the weight as well. As for the active driver assistance features, the car comes with:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Head-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Optional night vision

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Competition

8.0/10

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom Vs. Bentley Mulsanne Speed

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed and the Rolls Royce Phantom are the two most luxurious cars in the segment and, needless to say, get a lot of goodies and exclusivity at their helm. The performance from both the cars’ engines are impressive for the weight, while the interior space and the overall comfort and customisations on offer are out of the world. The Mulsanne’s only disadvantage comes in its weight that makes itself feel while on the move. The Phantom is more agile and handles better, also buying points in fuel economy and range. 

2020 Rolls Royce Phantom Vs. 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650

The 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S650 is an ultra-luxury car that has a very rev happy engine that is quick and can also sustain impressive fuel economy numbers. The range is affected a bit due to the smallest tank in the segment but apart from that, it is as good and luxurious as the Rolls Royce, albeit with less customisation and a lesser “posh feel”. The Phantom offers a bevy of options and along with that comes the Rolls Royce exclusivity - a thing that people want when shelling out this much money. 

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Final Verdict

The 2020 Rolls Royce Phantom is the epitome of automobile engineering and gives a statement to whoever sees the car rolling down the road, or even parked somewhere. The Phantom is the most luxurious car in the market that has quite a significant premium over the other similarly-equipped cars and commands that premium with a sense of superiority due to what the car signifies - ultra craftsmanship with a truckload of sophistication. 

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