The Volkswagen Eos is a convertible that offers the same solidity as a coupe. It is also the only retractable hardtop with a moonroof! All of this to keep the sun, moon and stars alive – roof open or closed! Yet, it is still a German-engineered Volkswagen with all of the great safety and performance that makes the Eos a worthy buy.
The Eos may be the only retractable roof convertible with a moonroof, but it is not the only convertible in town. To be fair, the Eos was put against two other four-seat retractable roof coupe/convertible to see where it stands – the Lexus IS 250 C and the Infiniti Q60 Convertible.
|Volkswagen Eos||Lexus IS 250 C||Infiniti Q60 Convertible|
|2.0Liter turbocharged I-4 – 200HP||2.5Liter V6 – 204HP||3.7Liter V6 – 325HP|
Combined Fuel Economy
|26 MPG||24 MPG||22 MPG|
|3,508 lbs.||3,806 lbs.||4,083 lbs.|
Cargo Space (Roof Up/Down)
|10.5 cu Ft./6.6 cu. Ft.||10.8 cu ft./NA||11.8 cu ft./2.5 cu. Ft.|
From these numbers, this comparison might seem unfair. But, it illustrates a few points about the Eos. It is called the lowest priced retractable roof four-seat convertible for a reason. On top of better fuel economy, a larger cargo hold with the roof down and a lighter car overall, it is also the most real fun one could have with both the top up or down.
The German-engineered Eos is on its final days. That innovative coupe/convertible will certainly be missed. But, it is worth a look when you come by our store. After all, there is nothing like driving – and owning – a great top down experience.