Volkswagen Phaeton 2002

This generation of Volkswagen Phaeton has been produced from September, 2002 to January, 2010. We can provide information about 23 modifications of this generation. 2002 Volkswagen Phaeton is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (19 versions) and front wheel drive (4 versions).

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 3.2 to 6.0 litres and power of from 241 to 450 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 3.0 to 4.9 litres and power of from 224 to 313 horsepower.
The car is available with both automatic (21 version), as well as manual (2 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 11.4 to 15.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 9.6 to 11.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 petrol engine version is Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 5-zitter, consuming 11.4 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 diesel - Volkswagen Phaeton 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 4-zitter for 100 kilometers consumes 9.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Phaeton real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Phaeton modification.

Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 274 to 374 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 259 to 308 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Phaeton with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6 5-zitter which produces an average of 274 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Phaeton diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Phaeton 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 4-zitter - 259 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.1 seconds has Volkswagen Phaeton 6.0 W12 4WD version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Phaeton Long 3.2 V6 4Motion 4-zitter reaching this speed only in 9.9 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 6.0 petrol 12-cylinder 450 hp version (Volkswagen Phaeton 6.0 W12 4WD) and 12 other versions.

Lenght of Volkswagen Phaeton is 510 cm, it is large car. For comparison - Volkswagen Phaeton is about 2 cm longer than BMW 7 series. Volkswagen Phaeton gross weight is from 2400 to 2970 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 16 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Volkswagen Phaeton trunk space is 500 litres.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4200 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Phaeton repair costs are 290 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3200 € cost per year and 0.25 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 66%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 19% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Phaeton for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Phaeton prices and costs.

Volkswagen Phaeton modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Oct 2004 — Jan 2010

Most fuel efficient diesel version

3.0 Diesel 224 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 3.0 TDI V6 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Oct 2004 — Jan 2010

Most fuel efficient diesel version

3.0 Diesel 224 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 3.2 V6 4-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004

Most fuel efficient petrol version

3.2 Petrol 241 HP 11.4 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 3.2 V6 5-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004

Most fuel efficient petrol version

3.2 Petrol 241 HP 11.4 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 3.2 V6 4-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 3.2 V6 5-zitter Sep 2002 — Jul 2004 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 3.2 V6 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 3.2 V6 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.1 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 Long 3.2 V6 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 Long 3.2 V6 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Jul 2004 — Jan 2010 3.2 Petrol 241 HP 12.2 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2003 4.2 V8 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Jun 2003 — Jan 2010 4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2003 4.2 V8 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Jun 2003 — Jan 2010

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 Long 4.2 V8 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 Long 4.2 V8 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.2 Petrol 335 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2003 4.9 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Mar 2003 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2003 4.9 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Mar 2003 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 4.9 Long 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 4.9 Long 5.0 V10 TDI 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Jan 2004 — Jan 2010 4.9 Diesel 313 HP 11.4 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 6.0 W12 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds

6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 6.0 W12 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds

6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 Long 6.0 W12 4Motion 4-zitter 4x4 Jan 2004 — Jan 2010

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds

6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 Long 6.0 W12 4Motion 5-zitter 4x4 Jan 2004 — Jan 2010

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds

6.0 Petrol 420 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Volkswagen Phaeton 2003 6.0 W12 4WD Jan 2003 — Jan 2010

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds
Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

6.0 Petrol 450 HP 14.5 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel

Volkswagen Phaeton prices

Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 - 2010 sedan price in Latvia is from 2200 € to 8000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Phaeton price is average (compare sedans 2002 - 2010 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Phaeton 2009 price 5500 € 6500 € 8000 €
Volkswagen Phaeton 2008 price 4500 € 5500 € 7000 €
Volkswagen Phaeton 2007 price 4900 € 5500 € 6500 €
Volkswagen Phaeton 2006 price 3500 € 3700 € 4000 €
Volkswagen Phaeton 2005 price 3000 € 3500 € 4200 €
Volkswagen Phaeton 2004 price 2300 € 3100 € 4000 €
Volkswagen Phaeton 2003 price 2400 € 2900 € 3300 €
Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 price 2200 € 2800 € 3500 €

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Volkswagen Phaeton reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Phaeton reliability is very high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2012 defects were detected in an average of only 3 percent of Volkswagen Phaeton of this generation (on average 6 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 7.7%.

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Volkswagen Phaeton 2002 features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Phaeton with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
87%
Rain sensor
80%
Xenon headlights
72%
Conditioning
71%
Metallic paint
67%
Leather upholstery
52%
Electrically adjustable seats
52%
Heated seats
52%
Rear parking sensors
51%
Cruise control
50%
Bi-xenon lights
50%
Tire pressure control
49%
Front parking sensors
49%
Navigation
44%
Adjustable steering wheel
40%
Dimming mirrors
37%
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
35%
Auxiliary heating
29%
Sunroof
25%
Ventilated seats
24%
Distance control
17%
Heated steering wheel
13%
Adaptive cruise control
11%

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Volkswagen Phaeton reviews

Volkswagen Phaeton 2007 Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:95`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (20% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 650 € (~ 325 € per year)
Total car rating:
10
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