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2012 Volkswagen Eos
2012 Volkswagen Eos
Available Price Range $10,806-$20,270 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 26 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Volkswagen Eos

Our Take

Volkswagen's hardtop convertible received the first major update since it was introduced for 2007. The front-wheel-drive car comes standard with Volkswagen's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Last year's manual transmission ha... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Below-average reliability
  • Prefers premium gas
  • Rear clearance required when operating top
  • Small backseat

Notable Features

  • Updated exterior styling for 2012
  • Standard convertible hardtop
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission


Our Expert Reviews

Some cars are designed to be one pure thing, like a minivan or a pickup. Other cars straddle the line between segments. Such is the case with the four-seat Volkswagen Eos. It's a retractable-hardtop convertible coupe, but it's not a sports car. It's fairly pricey, but I don't see it competing with the best of the luxury class.The redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Eos is a small con... Read full review for the 2012 Volkswagen Eos

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Consumer Reviews


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Great car!

by Lobby in PA from Wind Gap, PA on May 19, 2011

Just two weeks ago, I leased a 2012 Eos Komfort and I love the car! It's very upscale, but for a great price. Pros: Great engine with lots of power for a 4 cyl., great automatic convertible top and s... Read Full Review


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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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