Body Styles, Trims, and Options
The 2010 Volkswagen Eos is a front-wheel-drive, two-door hardtop convertible with seating for four. It comes in two trim levels: Komfort and Lux.
The Komfort model comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, a trip computer, a power driver seat, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a rear center pass-through slot, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker touchscreen stereo system (with six-CD changer, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio). The Lux model bumps the wheel size up to 17 inches (optional in a different style on the Komfort) and adds power-folding heated sideview mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, burled walnut wood interior trim, leather upholstery, a power front passenger seat, an easy-entry function for rear passengers and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Options for both models include adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, rear parking sensors, iPod connectivity and a hard-drive-based navigation system with digital music storage. The Lux is additionally eligible for 18-inch wheels (including a sport-tuned suspension) and a Dynaudio premium sound system.
Powertrains and Performance
All 2010 Volkswagen Eos models are powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which pushes 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The Komfort trim level is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or VW’s six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) dual-clutch automated manual, which functions like a traditional automatic with a manual mode but features quicker and more efficient shifts. Lux models are available with DSG only.
In our test of an Eos with the six-speed manual, the 0-60-mph drill took 7.8 seconds. The fuel economy ratings for the 2010 Eos with the manual are 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined. The DSG is rated at 22/29/25.
Standard on all Eos models are antilock disc brakes, stability control and front side airbags.
In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the 2010 VW Eos earned the top rating of “Good” for both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.
Interior Design and Special Features
The chief attraction inside the Eos is its five-part retractable hardtop. The top drops in 25 seconds. Interior materials are of high quality, and overall the Eos is the best in its class. Passengers will surely find the Eos spacious in both the front and rear seating.