2007 Volkswagen Eos Review
The Eos delivers the versatility of a retractable hardtop and a conservatively stylish exterior, but can't match the sporty dynamics or interior comfort of others in its class. If you're in the market for an affordable sports car, also consider the Honda S2000.
The 2007 Volkswagen Eos, according to most reviewers, is a good-looking, practical car with the added appeal and versatility of a retractable hardtop. "The Eos is the model of what every convertible should be," claims Automobile Magazine. "It's a useful, well-engineered automobile, so it makes fashion practical as well as fun." Edmunds calls it "a good all-around car, adaptable to different climates and situations." The Eos' innovative optional automatic transmission, stylish lines and reassuring array of safety features impress many reviewers. Road and Track determines, "the Eos is probably one of the smartest choices for any prospective retractable-hardtop buyer."
Introduced for 2007, the Eos delivers good value, in the opinion of many reviewers. Kelley Blue Book argues, "The all-new VW Eos delivers a combination of performance, refinement and livability never before seen in a sub-$30,000 drop-top." While options and upgrades can quickly inflate the sticker price, the base-model Eos offers enough features to satisfy most reviewers. As such, BusinessWeek counsels: "If you're looking for a speedy, versatile sporty car that won't break the bank, the new Eos should be at the top of your shopping list. With the smaller of the two available engines, it's relatively low-priced but still extremely quick." IntelliChoice rates manual-transmission models "Above Average" and automatic-transmission models "Average" for their predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in their class.
The Eos is available in base, 2.0 TFSI and 3.2L trim levels.