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2010 Volkswagen Eos Review

Young-at-heart convertible with unique style

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2010 Volkswagen Eos is a two-door, four-passenger convertible with a five-part power-retractable hardtop and a built-in sunroof. Equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the Volkswagen Eos provides a choice of a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) dual clutch automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.

Sporting a drop-top configuration, the Volkswagen Eos boasts a roof that can fold down in only thirty seconds, and it also has a unique integrated glass sunroof! The Eos is speedy with a peppy engine, a premium interior, and ample cargo space for a vehicle in its class. Not only is the Eos fuel efficient, with an EPA- rating in the 21 mpg city / 31 mpg highway range, it also earned top safety ratings.

New for 2010

For 2010, the VW Eos received a new touch-screen audio and Bluetooth control system, as well as a new instrument cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Lux trim received a chrome front grille and optional 18-inch alloy wheels with sport suspension.

Essentials

Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed auto-clutch manual (DSG)
Body Styles: Convertible
Trims: Komfort Convertible, Lux Convertible

On the Outside

While the Volkswagen Eos looks better with its top down than its top up, it definitely boasts an upscale appearance, with a large selection of wheels up to 18-inches in diameter.

From the Inside

Inside the cabin, the Volkswagen Eos displays metallic-look surfaces and high quality plastics, which gives it a premium appearance. Furthermore, the design and layout of its controls is clean and simple. Upgrade to the Lux trim, and the Eos is filled with Burlwood accents.

Driving Performance

Sprinting 0-60 in 7.4 seconds, the Volkswagen Eos displays good performance, showing the VW's 2.0-liter turbo engine and DSG transmission are a good combination. With an acceptable amount of chassis flex for a convertible in its class, the Eos is more of an around-town car than a twisty-turner, but you can still have in an Eos.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Volkswagen Eos includes driver and front passenger front airbags, combined side-curtain and side-thorax airbags, rollover protection system, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, traction control, and electronic stability control.

Gas Mileage

21 mpg city/31 mpg highway (manual); 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway (automatic)

Plusses

  • Energetic 2.0-liter engine
  • Stylish body with or without its top

Minuses

  • Bit of harsh ride with sport suspension
  • Noisy retractable hardtop

Rating

Young-at-heart convertible with unique style

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