With the $380,000 2012 Phantom sedan, you’re paying for Rolls-Royce prestige. But you’re also getting the best car sold in the United States—at least according to the Consumer Guide Automotive rating system. CG editors gave the Phantom a score of 84, putting it in a tie with the Bentley Continental Flying Spur for top honors. (The more affordable 2012 Lexus LS scored an 83.)
In the 11 evaluation categories, the Phantom earned perfect 10s for ride quality, quietness, details, and room/comfort up front. Though the car weighs 5,798 pounds, it earned an acceleration score of 8 thanks to its 453-horsepower 6.8-liter V12 engine. Regarding the cabin’s ambience, CG editors raved, “Virtually every surface is swathed in real leather, wood, brushed metal, or chrome. Fit and finish are exemplary. Particularly impressive is the sound system, which turns the interior into a mobile concert hall.”
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