2011 Volkswagen EOS

The 2011 Volkswagen EOS Komfort is a pleasant upscale midsize automobile with a turbo engine that provides optimum performance. This feature comes in handy especially if you are caught in a traffic and jam and it is a stop-and-go driving pace. When you are on the highway, however, this car can shift to high power and it could go really fast if you pound on it. Many buyers say that they enjoy the retractable hard top and the built-in sunroof as well.

Performance

The VW EOS is a faster version of the Volkswagen GTI but it cannot join the racing competition because of its weight. When it comes to engine performance, this car’s turbo charged motor is races up the charts with its 2.0 liter four cylinder engine. Like all other cars manufactured by Volkswagen, you are assured that the EOS consumes less fuel. Furthermore, if you prefer the dual-clutch manual transmission, you can obtain that in the Lux Volkswagen models.

Exterior

The best thing about the Volkswagen EOS is that you can have the luxury and comfort of driving a two door hard-top convertible. On the outside, you can really admire the 17-inch alloy wheels. The exterior has a conservative design coupled with a clean and sports-like look. A lot of people say that this is very stylish and they really like the 3 piece hardtop which can be lowered down in just a matter of 25 seconds. The plunging grille and tail-lights completes the exterior beauty of the 2011 VW EOS.

Interior

The interior design is equally astonishing with its leather coated multi-function steering wheel. In addition, if you are a computer technology enthusiast, you will definitely appreciate the Bluetooth eight-speaker touch-screen stereo. You can enjoy listening to your favorite CD’s or MP3 collection especially if you are traveling great distances. There is no need for you to be changing the CD’s every now and then because the stereo is equipped with a 6 CD changer, an additional sound jack and even a satellite radio.

Safety

Although it is true that the Federal government has not yet tested the 2011 EOS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety group have given a good score for the car on both front and side impact tests. The EOS is equipped with the quality head airbags for the driver and for the front passenger as well. If the impact is strong you can be sure that the additional restrain system will hold your body in place. As to reliability, Volkswagen gives their customers limited warranty within a period of three years and 60,000 miles. However, when it comes to corrosions or tearing, the customer is given unlimited mileage and a twelve year warranty.

Competition

One thing which a lot of reviewers appreciate when it comes to the Volkswagen EOS it is in fact a lot cheaper than other cars under the same class. Here are some of them: the BMW 328i Convertible (MSRP $46,450; 17 city / 26 hwy), Saab 9-3 2.0T convertible (MSRP $39,990; 20 city / 29 hwy), Volvo C70 T5 Convertible (MSRP $39,950; 19 city / 28 hwy), and the Lexus IS 350 C convertible (MSRP $46,640; 20 city / 27 hwy). If you are on a budget but you really want to drive a convertible, try the EOS!

Pros and Cons

This car gives you more protection from extreme weather conditions because of its hard top. This is a lot better than purchasing the fabric top. On the other hand, some reviewers say that this car is plain looking and they want to see more style into it. Moreover, the hardtop takes a lot of space out of your small trunk.

Overall Rating
73 out of 100

What others say:

"If you’re alright sinking into anonymity but want a delightful top-down experience with an excellent all-season folding top, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos is it."Car Connection

"Eos is satisfyingly quick, particularly in the 45-65-mph range. The engine runs out of steam at high rpm, so judicious shifting with the manual transmission is required during passing."Consumer Guide

"Volkswagen's The 2011 Volkswagen Eos is tailor-made for easygoing sun worshippers thanks to its retractable hardtop and built-in sunroof. As long as you don't require driving excitement, this premium VW deserves a close look."Edmunds

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Convertible/Coupe Base Price: $33,995.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gallons Miles Per Gallon: 22 city / 29 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 174.1 in. (442 cm) Width: 70.5 in. (179 cm)
Height: 56.8 in. (144 cm) Curb Weight: 3569 lbs (1619 kg)
Wheel Base: 101.5 in. (258 cm) Ground Clearance: 5.5 in. (14 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 6.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4
Performance
Engine: 2.0L TSI®Turbo DOHC inline-4 Displacement: 121 cu in
Horsepower: 200 hp Max RPM: 6000 rpm
Torque: 207 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm Transmission: Automatic: DSG 6-speed with Tiptronic®
0-60 mph: 7.3 seconds 1/4 Mile: NA
Available Trims & Engine
Option:Lux 2.0L TSI® MSRP: $37,250; MPG: 22 city / 29 hwy
Option:Executive 2.0L TSI® MSRP: $39,220; MPG: 22 city / 29 hwy