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2021 Audi A8
L 3.0T quattro AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$95,827
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$67,370
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2021 Audi A8
L 3.0T quattro AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The A8 is Audi’s flagship sedan, last redesigned in 2019. New engine options appeared last year, and this year, there are a few minor feature updates. Rivals include the BMW 7 Series, ...

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD

Just three years after it was introduced in the U.S., the Volkswagen Phaeton was phased out, with 2006 being its last year on sale. For its final year, the Phaeton's 6.0-liter 12-cylin...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Audi A8
L 3.0T quattro AWD
No User Reviews
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
225
pragmatic 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Great Auto — This is really a Bentley (which VW owns, also Audi). It is the same as a Bentley Sport or an Audi A8...

Primary Use: Family transportation

225
pragmatic 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Great Car, But Not For Mostly Local Driving. Need An "in-town" Car — Pure, unadulterated luxury. Like flying First Class rather than Coach. This is essentially the same...

Primary Use: Family transportation

125
Anagreg 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Lux — The best and most luxurious car I've ever owned! Veery luxurious, very nice and stylish! Beautiful ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Specs

2021 Audi A8
L 3.0T quattro AWD
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.7 gal 23 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
335 hp @ 5,000 RPM
335 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1,370 RPM
317 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
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Displacement
3,000 cc
4,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.33 in x 3.5 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 41.7 in
Back Legroom 44.3 in 43.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.5 cu ft 13 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 944 lbs
Exterior
Length 208.7 in 203.7 in
Width 83.9 in 74.9 in
Height 58.6 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 123.2 in 118.1 in

Available Options

2021 Audi A8
L 3.0T quattro AWD

Exterior Colors

  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • NAVARRA Blue Metallic
  • Savannah Beige Metallic
  • Seville Red Metallic
  • Terra Gray Metallic
  • Vesuvius Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
  • Executive Plus Package
  • Luxury Package
  • S Line Plus Package
  • Wheels: 21" 10-Y-Spoke-EVO-Design
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD

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