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2009 Volkswagen Eos

$4,148 — $12,524 USED
Convertible
4 Seats
25-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Strong V-6
  • Interior quality
  • Top-up rear visibility

The Bad

  • Below-average reliability
  • Prefers premium gas
  • Rear clearance required when operating top
  • Limited backseat legroom, headroom (top up)
2009 Volkswagen Eos exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2009 Volkswagen Eos
  • Retractable hardtop
  • Four seats
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Active roll bar
  • Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlights

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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; competitors include the Pontiac G6 and Volvo C70.

New for 2009
The 2009 Volkswagen Eos drops its optional V-6.

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.

The Eos is 173.5 inches long and 70.5 inches wide, which is smaller than its competitors.
  • Available 16- or 17-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
  • Automatic wipers (Lux)


Interior
The Eos offers VW's storied interior design and materials. A relatively low windshield is said to grant 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.

The Eos has 77 cubic feet of passenger space, and the maximum cargo volume is 10.5 cu. ft. Typical of retractable hardtops, the Eos loses trunk capacity when the top is down, but it has a pass-thru to the cabin, which remains a rare feature in convertibles.
  • Available leatherette and leather upholstery
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Standard heated seats
  • Standard power window and locks
  • Optional 600-watt, 10-spe...
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; competitors include the Pontiac G6 and Volvo C70.

New for 2009
The 2009 Volkswagen Eos drops its optional V-6.

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.

The Eos is 173.5 inches long and 70.5 inches wide, which is smaller than its competitors.
  • Available 16- or 17-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
  • Automatic wipers (Lux)


Interior
The Eos offers VW's storied interior design and materials. A relatively low windshield is said to grant 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.

The Eos has 77 cubic feet of passenger space, and the maximum cargo volume is 10.5 cu. ft. Typical of retractable hardtops, the Eos loses trunk capacity when the top is down, but it has a pass-thru to the cabin, which remains a rare feature in convertibles.
  • Available leatherette and leather upholstery
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Standard heated seats
  • Standard power window and locks
  • Optional 600-watt, 10-speaker audio system
  • Optional navigation unit


Under the Hood
The V-6 engine has been dropped.
  • 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder with 207 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive


Safety
The 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.
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Standard rollover protection system with built-in antiroll bar
  • Standard antilock braking system and traction control
  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Standard alarm system
  • Optional rear parking sonar


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.4
26 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Love love love

by Crystal from HENDERSON on September 15, 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE, I just love everything about this car. From the turbo to the hard top that has a sunroof when the top is up. Its a must have. Read full review

(5.0)

For me, is a perfect convertible.

by Fernando EOS on August 19, 2018

Volkswagen EOS is really beautiful, has a wonderful performance, but is extremily economy on gasoline, and ir is very comfort. I recommend it a lot. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2009 Volkswagen Eos currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2009 Volkswagen Eos Komfort

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
marginal
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain

    5 years/60,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    100-plus point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Eos received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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