• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,851–$16,899
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 4
2011 Volkswagen Eos

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Volkswagen Eos

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2011 Volkswagen Eos Reviews

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

5.0

Average based on 1 reviews

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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

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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