Volkswagen Eos

The early 1890s saw a massive push by forward-thinking people and companies into the virtually brand-new automotive industry. In both the U.S. and in Europe, brilliant engineers and planners created the predecessors of the cars, trucks, and SUVs, which consumers enjoy today. Volkswagen was no exception. The company got to a late start compared to some of the American companies. Its doors officially opened in 1938 with a brand new plant.

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Volkswagen Eos Origins

World War II brought changes to the plant; Volkswagen was ordered to make artilleries for the German army. Fortunately, following the war, Volkswagen came under the responsibility of the British Military Government, and the company turned its attention back to building cars. Soon after, the famous Beetle came into production in 1945.

Since that time, designers and engineers of Volkswagen continued to offer all kinds of cars and vans for the public. In addition to the Volkswagen Beetle car and van, the company also is known for the Eos, which was offered in Europe and the U.S.

About the Volkswagen Eos

The Volkswagen Eos is a good example of what the engineers in Germany are capable of. This car is well known for its fun convertible design with a retractable hard top, allowing the Eos to be more than adequate for seasonal cold or wet weather in varying climates. This feature is considered to be a marked improvement over other convertible options that offer soft-top protection.

The Volkswagen Eos is the successor to the popular Cabrio model. Many people feel it has a more modern look and feel as well as performance capabilities than the Cabrio model. The Eos is known for a greater level of sophistication for discriminating buyers.

Unlike many other hard-top convertible models on the market, the Eos was reasonably priced to allow a greater number of people to consider this car. The cost of the basic trim level starts low but the more options that are added to the car, the higher the price rises. All in all, the Eos is generally known to be a good value, given the fine engineering and features of the car.

Volkswagen Eos Features

For the 2012 model year, Volkswagen made some changes to the Eos in an attempt to push its hard-top convertible offering closer to the front of the pack. Some industry leaders feel the Eos doesn’t get the attention and recognition it deserves in its class. The 2012 year brings new standard features to the Eos, including the DSG automated manual gearbox and Volkswagen’s "infotainment" and climate-control system in the interior. Many experts are comparing the exterior of the new Eos to the Jetta, especially in the front end.

With the Eos’ two-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, the smaller car is equipped with plenty of power and handling ability for its size. The engine design and size also allow for excellent fuel economy.

In 2012, Volkswagen is offering three trim levels in the Eos line. Buyers can choose from the Komfort, Lux, and Executive options. Even base Komfort offers plenty of extras such as heated mirrors, wind deflectors, and keyless entry as well as cruise control, and fog lights. The Lux edition is equipped with leather upholstery, automatic wipers, and parking sensors. Those that chose the Executive trim level will enjoy sport-tuned suspension, an excellent sound system, and 18-inch wheels.

Volkswagen Eos Evolution

Past versions of the Volkswagen Eos are in large demand with both convertible and Volkswagen fans. The Eos was first offered in the 2007 model year and became an instant favorite. In its first incarnation, the Eos offered three different trim levels to the consumer: the basic Eos, the 2.0T, and the 3.2 liter. The base model and the 2.0T are equipped with turbocharged-four engines and have either a six-speed manual or DSG transmission options. In the 3.2-liter trim level of the Eos, Volkswagen opted to equip it with a powerful V-6 engine.

In the 2008 and 2009 model years, Volkswagen chose to change things up a bit in the Eos. Those years featured the Turbo, Komfort, Lux, and VR6 trim levels. The VR6 is much like the slightly older 3.2-liter in design but offers 18-inch wheels and the option of sports seats. Changes were also made to the base model or the 2.0T, now called the Lux. The Lux features additional options while staying true to its origins with the turbocharged-four engines. Most buyers feel these cars are durable and handle well, making them worth the money invested.

Select a Volkswagen Eos Year

2012 Volkswagen Eos

Convertible, Sports


For 2012 a new model gets introduced with all the trimmings: the Executive model starts at a not-insignificant $39,220.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $18,373

MPG
22-30
Seats
4

2011 Volkswagen Eos

Convertible, Sports


The 2011 Volkswagen Eos is a four-seat, two-door convertible with a fun retractable hardtop design, combining the open-air experience of a traditional ragtop with the security and all-season comfort of a fixed roof.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $18,713

MPG
21-31
Seats
4

2010 Volkswagen Eos

Convertible, Sports


Volkswagen’s new touchscreen audio and Bluetooth control system finds its way into the Eos for 2010 along with a new instrument cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The upmarket Lux package gets a chrome front grille and optional 18-inch alloy wheels with sport suspension.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $15,506

MPG
21-31
Seats
4

2009 Volkswagen Eos
ESTIMATED RESALE: $12,670

MPG
21-31
Seats
4

2008 Volkswagen Eos

Convertible, Sports


The Eos is a younger addition to the Volkswagen (VW) family, having just been introduced in 2007.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $10,780

MPG
19-30
Seats
4

2007 Volkswagen Eos

Convertible, Sports


The 2007 Volkswagen Eos marks the first model year for the convertible.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $7,653

MPG
N/A
Seats
4

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