2011 Volkswagen Eos

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Volkswagen Eos. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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)
2011 Volkswagen Eos exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2011 Volkswagen Eos

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

2011 Volkswagen Eos Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 seat...
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

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

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(5.0)
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(5.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

I love my convertible!

by Convertible Livin' on February 24, 2018

This is such a fun and incredibly smooth ride! The hard top convertible with a sun roof is something I had never seen before and was very impressed with! All of the internal features from the heated ... Read full review

(5.0)

I'm still in honeymoon stage.

by Tony from Brooklyn, NY on March 31, 2015

I only have it 6 weeks. Reliability, so far so good. Fun to drive and this car is a looker. It looks and feels like a more expensive vehicle. Car did well in rain and snow... Obviously not an SUV, but ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Volkswagen Eos currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Volkswagen Eos has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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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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