2011 Volkswagen Eos

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$32,940

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2011 Volkswagen Eos
2011 Volkswagen Eos

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Top-up rear visibility

The bad:

  • Below-average reliability
  • Prefers premium gas
  • Rear clearance requred when operating top
  • Limited backseat legroom, headroom (top up)

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Retractable hardtop
  • Four seats
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Active roll bar
  • Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlights

2011 Volkswagen Eos review: Our expert's take

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 ritzier Lux trim levels.

New for 2011
Volkswagen’s multimedia interface with an iPod cable is now standard, and the Komfort model gets standard 17-inch alloy wheels, same as the Lux. The free trial subscription for Sirius satellite radio has been reduced to three months from six.

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. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Available 18-inch wheels (Lux)
  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard power-operated and heated side 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 space when the top is down, but it has a pass-through to the cabin, a rare feature in convertibles. Interior features include:

  • Available simulated leather and leather upholstery
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Standard heated seats
  • Standard power windows and locks
  • Standard Bluetooth
  • Standard multimedia interface with iPod cable
  • Optional 600-watt 10-speaker audio system
  • Optional navigation unit

Under the Hood
The Eos uses the same turbocharged engine as several other VW and Audi models. Mechanical features include:

  • 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder with 207 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

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. Safety features include:

  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Standard rollover protection system
  • Standard antilock braking system and traction control
  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Standard alarm system
  • Optional rear parking sensors

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Works well

Lots of fun to drive great gas mileage 34.6 per gallon leather interior heated seats navi 2.0 turbo engine. 4 wheel disc brakes Hid head lights with cornering.

4.7

This cars German engineering saved me & my furry b

Gertrude was a wonderful car ran to 166,947 miles without any major problems. Most importantly saved myself & stellybelly. On a dark rainy morning we got on the highway not lighted and worn out guide marking not visible in the conditions I was driving in. I lost my bearings didn't know where I was on the highway I thought we were going to go through the guide rail I went left into a semi tractor trailer twice my intial impact & a second impact I was told we spun approximately 8 times & walked away with minor bumps & bruises but WE SURVIVED!

5.0

Fun, sporty and reliable

Hate to part with this car but twins going to college. Need to part with it. This car is so much fun to drive all year long. Fun in the summer and safe and reliable in the winter.

See all 6 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2016-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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