in 2011 Upscale Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $17,709 - $19,638
Original MSRP: $32,940 - $36,100
MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy
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2011 Volkswagen Eos Interior

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The 2011 Volkswagen Eos’s interior is a typical story of give a little take a little. It has a high quality interior and a generous list of standard features, but the rear row isn’t comfortable, and there’s little trunk space.

  • "Interior materials are of high quality, and overall the Eos' fit and finish is tough to beat in its class." -- Edmunds
  • "High-quality interior has many soft-touch surfaces. Some test examples suffered from a few squeaks near where the top connects to the windshield." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The interior is impressively striking, easily one-upping the current like-priced competition." -- Car and Driver
  • "The Eos' interior is more attractively designed and better put together than those of some cars we've driven with sticker prices twice as much." -- Kelley Blue Book


Only the driver and front passenger will be comfortable in the Eos. People in the back seat won’t have enough room because the rear quarters are cramped. 

  • "Front passengers will most likely find the Eos spacious enough, but adults in the backseat might feel cramped.“ -- Edmunds
  • "The seats are supportive with firm side bolstering for lateral stability. The standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel aids driver comfort." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Typical of four-seat convertibles, the rear seat is somewhat narrow as a result of having to accommodate the top's mechanicals.” -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

Most reviewers say the 2011 Volkswagen Eos has a high quality interior and a satisfying list of standard features. They do say, however, that it’s hard to use the audio system when you opt for navigation.

The Eos comes standard with two 12-volt power outlets, a touch screen premium sound system, Bluetooth, an auxiliary input jack, a Media Device Interface with an iPod cable and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

  • "Clear gauges complement mostly handy, intuitive controls. Navigation system absorbs some audio controls, complicating their use, but climate controls are separate." -- Consumer Guide
  • "All Eos trim levels are pretty well-equipped." -- MSN
  • "Eos offers VW's storied interior design and materials quality." -- Cars.com
  • “Interesting features include an adjustable, cooled glove box and dual-zone climate control that maintains separate settings for top-up and top-down driving." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Interior materials are of high quality, and the Eos' fit and finish is tough to beat in its class. The downside is, there isn't much storage space." -- Edmunds


If you want a vacation-friendly car, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos won’t meet your needs because the trunk is tiny. There’s 10.5 cubic feet with the roof up, but drop the top and cargo space diminishes to only 6.6 cubes.

  • "With the top stowed away, after a 25-second mechanical ballet, luggage space shrinks from 10.5 cubic feet to 6.6 cubic feet." -- Kelley Blue Book

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