2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom

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2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Review: Indulgence Exemplified

by Aiden Eksteen

A phantom is defined as either a ghost or a figment of the imagination. As a genuine work of art that instills both shock and awe into the very few that get to witness its extraordinary bearing, the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom illustrates both of those interpretations precisely. A finely crafted 563-horsepower turbo V12 engine has the first-class 4-door sedan perform with the potency and quietness of an assassin while its deluxe appearance, sublime handling and ride quality, and lavish cabin place it in a class all its own. As pleasant as it may be to drive, owners of the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom will more likely be taking in the extravagance of its interior whilst relaxing in the utterly sumptuous back seat. All the most modern comforts, conveniences, and tech are there, but Rolls-Royce offers extensive customization options for those who want an even more bespoke experience. Coming in at nearly $500,000, it's difficult to review the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom alongside any direct competitors on the US car market. But if you're throwing around that kind of money, you could possibly consider other ultra-high-end cruisers such as the Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Flying Spur, and, if you want to spend substantially less, the Mercedes-Maybach S.

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2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 Phantom?

A car as close to perfection as the Phantom doesn't require a significant number of enhancements and alterations each year to maintain its appeal. As a result, the sedan rolls into the 2021 model year without any major updates.

Pros and Cons

  • Authoritative turbocharged V12 power
  • Masterfully sophisticated ride quality
  • Hand-crafted, commodious cabin
  • Modern tech seamlessly integrated with traditional craftsmanship
  • Can be extensively tailored to your liking
  • Eye-wateringly expensive
  • Thirsty at the pumps
  • Polarizing vintage design
  • No official safety rating

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2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
6.8L Twin-Turbo V12 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Phantom Extended
6.8L Twin-Turbo V12 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
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2021 Phantom Exterior

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  • Length 227.2 in
  • Wheelbase 139.8 in
  • Height 64.8 in
  • Max Width 79.4 in
  • Curb Weight 5,644.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Tempest Gray
  • Metropolitan Blue
  • Black Ember
  • Berwick Bronze
  • Black Green
  • Melanite
  • Sterling Gray
  • Midnight Blue
  • Blue Velvet
  • Brooklands Green
  • Duck Egg Blue
  • Purple Silk
  • Velvet Orchid
  • Rose Quartz
  • Wildberry
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2021 Phantom Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    6.8L Twin-Turbo V12 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain

2021 Phantom Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity

2021 Phantom Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    19 ft³

2021 Phantom Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom a good sedan?

With a $458,000 starting price, the 2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan has got to be a whole lot more than just a good sedan. From how it performs on the road to how it accommodates its occupants, the Rolls needs to impress not just those who seek to buy it, but anyone lucky enough to behold its presence. If there is anything one could criticize the Phantom for, it's the polarizing design. The Phantom is Rolls-Royce's flagship full-size sedan and as such, it bears a very distinct, extravagant, and time-honored design that encompasses and represents the brand. If that's why you're here, then we're sure that the 2021 Phantom won't fail to impress in any way. The authoritative V12 engine under the hood supports its effortless and serene driving character, which is further augmented by its heavenly suspension setup and thoroughly insulated cabin. The eighth-generation Phantom sedan is more engaging and quieter than its impressive predecessor. Rolls-Royce has also seamlessly integrated high-tech comforts, conveniences, and tech features into the Phantom's classical interior. It's an excruciatingly expensive car and one that's difficult to justify to any non-millionaire, but it's a one-of-a-kind luxury sedan that delivers an experience unparalleled by its contemporaries.

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