2013 Volkswagen Eos

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(4.7) 9 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2013 Volkswagen Eos. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Engine:
    200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    4 Seats
  • Transmission:
    6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2013 Volkswagen Eos

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

2013 Volkswagen Eos Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

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What Drivers Are Saying

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(4.8)
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(4.9)
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(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Latest Reviews

(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

(5.0)

Perfect Convertible

by KimVWlover from Columbus, Ohio on March 15, 2018

I’ve owned other convertibles before purchasing this car. I love this car. Hard top, sun roof and convertible all in oneWin/win! Sophisticated and comfortable. Volkswagen needs to start producing ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Volkswagen Eos currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 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

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volkswagen

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services and trip-planning services

  • Limited Warranty

    Model Specific Limited Warranty Coverage*

    *See owner’s literature or dealer for your vehicle’s warranty coverage, exclusions, and limitations.
  • Eligibility

    2012 - 2017 Model Years / Less Than 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 100+ point inspection and reconditioning.

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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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