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Volkswagen Eos (2006-2015)

Every effort was made to stress that the Volkswagen Eos was far from a Golf Convertible and added an extra layer of exclusivity. The car was designed as a completely new model and although it does share some parts with the Golf, the design has an individuality of its own. It was more expensive than others in its class, but then its design, build and equipment levels do well to justify that. The roof is a particularly sophisticated 5 piece folding hardtop with an integrated sliding glass sunroof to give you an additional option. The VW Eos fills the gap between premium convertibles and those from the mass market.

Volkswagen Eos Details

Production dates2006-2015
Length4423 mm
Width inc. mirrors1791 mm
Height1444 mm
Wheelbase2578 mm
Luggage capacity380 litres
Fuel tank capacity55 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles

Volkswagen Eos 1.4 TSI

The Volkswagen Eos 1.4 TSI comes as some surprise to drive as what sounds like an engine too small for this solid family sized convertible turns out to be really quite lively. The combination of turbo boost and low front end weight makes this perhaps the most entertaining to drive car in the Eos range. The only drawback is that there remains a lag at low revs so power is always instantly available.

Volkswagen Eos 1.4 TSI Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1390 cc
Power160@5800 bhp
Torque177@1500-4500 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual
Kerb Weight1526 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £27,610
UK Insurance group13/24

Volkswagen Eos 1.4 TSI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)135 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)8.8 seconds

Volkswagen Eos 1.4 TSI Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)41.5 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)157 g/km

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TSI

The Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TSI is a very capable car and with power throughout the rev range has a more grown up feel compared to the 1.4. Ride quality is good even with the sports suspension package and it remains refined, comfortable and quiet to travel in. After the V6 was discontinued this was the only engine option offered to North American customers.

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TSI Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1984 cc
Power210@5300 bhp
Torque206@1700-5200 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd DSG
Kerb Weight1563 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £29,610
US Retail pricefrom $36,145
UK Insurance group15/30

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TSI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)148 mph
Max Speed (Auto)147 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)7.8 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)7.8 seconds

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TSI Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)39.8 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)37.7 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)165 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)174 g/km

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TDI

Diesel convertibles remain a bit of a compromise but the Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TDI is one of the best. While not quick it has ample performance is remains quiet and composed at low speeds as week as when cruising. It is a genuinely practical convertible and with the roof up could easily be mistaken for fixed head coupe both in looks and ride quality.

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TDI Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1968 cc
Power140@4200 bhp
Torque236@1750-2500 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd DSG
Kerb Weight1592 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £28,185
UK Insurance group12/21

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TDI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)129 mph
Max Speed (Auto)127 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)10.3 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)10.3 seconds

Volkswagen Eos 2.0 TDI Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)58.9 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)53.3 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)125 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)139 g/km

Volkswagen Eos 3.6 V6 FSI

The Volkswagen Eos 3.6 litre V6 and DSG gearbox added a dose of excitement but was dropped in 2010. It is wonderfully smooth and refined but doesn’t feel as responsive as the cheaper 2 litre TFSI engine and certainly isn’t as frugal.

Volkswagen Eos 3.6 V6 FSI Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeV6
Engine size3597 cc
Power260@6000 bhp
Torque258@2400-4000 lb.ft
Transmission type6-speed DSG
UK Retail pricefrom £30,730
UK Insurance group18

Volkswagen Eos 3.6 V6 FSI Performance

Max Speed (Auto)153 mph
0-100kmph (Auto)6.9 seconds

Volkswagen Eos 3.6 V6 FSI Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Auto)30.7 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Auto)214 g/km

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9 Owner Reviews

Do you drive a Volkswagen Eos? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Volkswagen has 9 owner reviews.

  1. Bob Hann says:

    I’ve had one for one month,LOVE IT! great to drive, love the economy, the roof down experience is what I’ve dreamed about for forty years, brilliant. The big plus; the 2.0l diesel Blue Motion toes my 1.5 ton touring caravan effortlessly and returns 30mpg.

  2. John Olliver says:

    I bought a new fully loaded (new car so only fully optioned vehicles available, which suited me) VW Eos in 2006 and its been great. The only problem was within a few weeks the gearbox gave trouble ( on a vw!?) which it crunched going up (yes, up!) from 1st to 2nd. At first the dealership tried to fob me off with the usual thoroughly annoying and irritating “no problem found” reply!!!!!
    Being a retired car salesman ( I prefer to be known as a closer as cars sell themselves) I made a fuss (contact MD and all that) finally had it fixed. Ever since it has been great. I hear of other owners having problems, like the roof leaking (with the top up !!) but mines been fine.
    Dislikes – none really. Advice – tyres, mine had Bridgestone Portenza which were so noisy my local garage thought the wheel bearings were shot! When news ones were needed I went for Uniroyals which transform the car, now being much quieter.
    Options on mine inc napa leather seats – steering wheel with controls – that all important rear wind deflector -18 inch wheels (not necessary!!) – and the best of all electric seats .
    The worst thing about the car – rubbish dealership / useless salesmen – in over 6 years no one has contacted me about changing it. The only contact was from VW and all they wanted to know was how good the dealership was (which I told them but that changed nothing) no mention of “how do
    You like your new car?”. Great car – crap dealer and rubbish customer care.

  3. Phil white says:

    I have a EOS sport when the roof is down the car shuttles is this a problem with the car or part of the hardtop

  4. Editor says:

    Scuttle shake is common in many convertibles and not usually a sign that anything is wrong with your car. If it is pronounced or wasn’t there before, it is worth getting checked out. Otherwise it is just a characteristic of the car and nothing to worry about.

  5. Christine says:

    I’ve owned an Eos from new for the last five years, LOVE IT. Now considering replacing it with another Eos!! I’ve had no issues whatsoever with the car.

  6. Trish says:

    I am considering buying a 2013 Volkswagon Eos Komfort but am a little worried about the few comments from people regarding the roof breaking and / or leaking. Have you heard of many of these types of problems? Would I be better getting a BMW 1 series 2013 model or a used BMW 3 series model?

    Thanks

  7. Carlos says:

    I have a vw eos and no problems whatsoever apart from the navigation system that needs update (still working but rather slow and maps outdated). Mine still comes with the 1.6 engine which is suitable for a car of this type – silent, responsive at mid revs – but not really fast. The new 2.0 engine is quite a good choice with the DSG. IF you prefer manual the 1.4 TSI Is an excellent alternative. From the alternatives mentioned by Trish only the 3 series is really comparable to the EOS. The 1 series is a soft top – smaller and not as versatile as vw

  8. brian meyl says:

    Just recently purchased a 2012 convertible – great , quiet ride
    Could not be happier -plenty of head & leg room even tho I am 6-5
    Love the lines

  9. Ian Buckley says:

    I bought my Eos Exclusive [2.0tdi] Auto in Jan 2012, it was three months old. The car has been faultless in the three and a half years of ownership. I love the design and the colour.

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