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By Cars.com Staff
October 14, 2009
Vehicle Overview The Eos is a four-seat hardtop convertible, and it occupies a small niche in the car market. It's sold in Komfort and Lux trim levels.
New for 2010 Both models get a new leather-wrapped steering wheel (with standard multifunction controls) and instrument cluster, standard Bluetooth and a touch-screen Premium VIII radio.
Exterior The Eos has a clean, sporty look with design cues similar to those on the Jetta. VW says the power hardtop's operation takes about 25 seconds.
Available 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels
Standard daytime running lights
Standard power heated mirrors with integrated turn signals
Standard heated washer fluid
Optional xenon headlights
Optional adaptive headlights that swivel in the direction of turns
Optional automatic wipers
Interior The Eos offers VW's storied interior design and materials. A relatively low windshield grants an exceptional open-air feeling, even for front occupants. The power front seats are designed to motor forward to enable backseat access and then return to their original position.
Typical of retractable hardtops, the Eos loses trunk capacity when the top is down, but it has a pass-through to the cabin, which remains a rare feature in convertibles.
Available simulated leather and leather upholstery
Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
Standard heated seats
Standard power windows and locks
Optional 600-watt 10-speaker audio system
Optional navigation unit
Multimedia interface now a standalone option
Under the Hood The Eos uses the same turbocharged engine as several other VW and Audi models.
200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder with 207 pounds-feet of torque
Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
Safety Side-impact airbags in the Eos deploy from the front seats and are designed to protect occupants' heads in the absence of roof-mounted side curtain airbags, which can't be installed in a convertible's roof.
Standard side-impact airbags
Standard rollover protection system
Standard antilock braking system and traction control