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2013 Volkswagen Eos

$10,428 — $22,052 USED
Convertible
4 Seats
26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Styling
  • Convertible top has integrated moonroof
  • Top-up rear visibility
  • Decent trunk space

The Bad

  • Prefers premium gas
  • Rear clearance required when operating top
  • Small backseat
2013 Volkswagen Eos exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 Volkswagen Eos
  • New Sport trim level
  • Hardtop convertible
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The front-wheel-drive four-seat Eos retractable-hardtop convertible comes standard with Volkswagen's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Competitors include convertible versions of the Mini Cooper S and BMW 128i.
New for 2013
Volkswagen adds a new Sport trim to the Eos lineup. It includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a lowered sport suspension, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, black side mirrors, stainless-steel pedals and black interior trim. The Lux model also gets a sport suspension, and the Executive version adds a backup camera.
Exterior
Changes last year to the nose and tail gave the Eos a more assertive look. The front bumper cleanly separates the upper grille from the lower air dam.

Volkswagen says the Eos' five-piece hardtop folds in just 25 seconds. The top includes a power moonroof, which can open independently. With the top down, a small wind deflector deploys above the windshield. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch wheels available
  • Power heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • LED taillights

Interior
Redesigned controls — both along the steering wheel and center dashboard — differentiate the 2012 and 2013 Eos from earlier years. Chrome-flecked switches now operate the windows and headlights. Apart from that, the cabin carries the same conservative styling a...

Vehicle Overview

The front-wheel-drive four-seat Eos retractable-hardtop convertible comes standard with Volkswagen's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Competitors include convertible versions of the Mini Cooper S and BMW 128i.
New for 2013
Volkswagen adds a new Sport trim to the Eos lineup. It includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a lowered sport suspension, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, black side mirrors, stainless-steel pedals and black interior trim. The Lux model also gets a sport suspension, and the Executive version adds a backup camera.
Exterior
Changes last year to the nose and tail gave the Eos a more assertive look. The front bumper cleanly separates the upper grille from the lower air dam.

Volkswagen says the Eos' five-piece hardtop folds in just 25 seconds. The top includes a power moonroof, which can open independently. With the top down, a small wind deflector deploys above the windshield. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch wheels available
  • Power heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • LED taillights

Interior
Redesigned controls — both along the steering wheel and center dashboard — differentiate the 2012 and 2013 Eos from earlier years. Chrome-flecked switches now operate the windows and headlights. Apart from that, the cabin carries the same conservative styling and upscale materials as before. Interior features include:

  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Touch-screen six-CD stereo with Bluetooth audio streaming and iPod connectivity
  • Heated front seats
  • Available touch-screen navigation system

Under the Hood
The Eos is powered by a 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 207 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic is the lone transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Engine prefers premium gas
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Electrically assisted power steering

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Pop-up roll bars

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
10 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Cute alternative to early model Audi.

by Volkseos from Tucson, AS on October 9, 2018

I love this car. My one complaint is that it doesn?t have auto lights. I have to physicallyy turn on the headlights every time I drive. Read full review

(5.0)

Love the hardtop, sunroof and convertible

by Vera from Winter Haven, FL on May 28, 2018

I wanted a convertible but worried about safety as I drive all over Central Florida for work. This car met my safety needs because it is a hard top, met my top down needs bu being a convertible, and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 Volkswagen Eos currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Volkswagen Eos has not been tested.

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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker