The front-wheel-drive four-seat Eos retractable-hardtop convertible comes standard with Volkswagen's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Competitors include convertible versions of the Mini Cooper S and BMW 128i.
New for 2014
Komfort and Sport trim levels gain a navigation system, and Sport models also add keyless access with push-button start.
Volkswagen's Car-Net communication system is available for the Eos. It includes services like roadside assistance, crash notification and stolen vehicle location assistance as well as boundary and speed alerts, a vehicle health report and an enhanced point-of-interest service for vehicles with navigation. All Car-Net features can also be administered by a smartphone app.
- Five-piece hardtop folds in 25 seconds, according to Volkswagen
- Top includes a power moonroof
- Small wind deflector deploys above the windshield when the top is down
- Standard 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch wheels available
- Power heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
- Dual exhaust tips
- LED taillights
- Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
- Dual-zone climate control
- Cruise control
- Touch-screen six-CD stereo with Bluetooth audio streaming and iPod connectivity
- Heated front seats
- Navigation system
Under the Hood
- 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
- Six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
- Engine prefers premium gas and can now run on E15 fuel
- Four-wheel independent suspension
- Electrically assisted power steering
- Side-impact airbags for the front seats
- Antilock brakes
- Electronic stability system
- Pop-up roll bars
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