2006 Volkswagen Phaeton MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton.

The 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton has 2 model options: Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L and Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L.

The 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Large Cars car class.

The 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Large Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton is 15 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L 16 14 21
Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L 13 11 17

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton is $5,150.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $14,250 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L $4,600 spend $11,500 more
Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L $5,700 spend $17,000 more

The 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton is also subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax, which is a federal tax on vehicles that has a combined MPG of less than 22.5.

The tables below show how much you can expect to pay in Gas Guzzler taxes.

Model Option Gas Guzzler Tax
Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L $3,700
Model Option Gas Guzzler Tax
Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L $6,400

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton will consume in one year is 21 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L 19
Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L 23

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton model options.

Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L:

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 21
Combined MPG 16
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $11,500
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $4,600
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 19
Drive 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Automatic (S6)
Vehicle Class Large Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton Automatic (S5) 12-cyl, 6.0 L:

City MPG 11
Highway MPG 17
Combined MPG 13
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $17,000
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $5,700
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 23
Drive 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 12
Transmission Automatic (S5)
Vehicle Class Large Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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