2012 Volkswagen Eos

Komfort FWD 2-Dr Convertible I4 auto trans

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2012 Volkswagen EOS
2012 Volkswagen EOS
The Eos might not be an enthusiast’s dream car, but it’s a solid value if you’re in the market for a convertible with a real back seat. The base model undercuts the price of several other four-seat, retractable-hard-top convertibles while delivering an excellent open-air experience. Riding on the same versatile platform that underpins VW’s other compact offerings, the Eos handles well and rides with a pleasant suppleness, and engineers were able to keep the loss of structural rigidity to a minimum. But it’s the engine—a refined and energetic turbocharged four-cylinder—that gives the Eos its star quality. Volkswagen’s six-speed dual-clutch transmission is a sporty, engaging alternative to a conventional automatic. Inside, the Eos boasts a level of refinement that transcends its price; the cabin far surpasses that of the Chrysler 200 convertible in terms of fit and finish. The five-piece glass-and-steel roof lowers in twenty-five seconds with the push of a button. If you’re in the mood for a bit less wind and sun, this Volkswagen can manage that, too. All Eos models come with a sunroof that tilts and slides open. At 44 inches wide, it’s larger than the sunroofs in most fixed-roof cars. Cargo space is generous with the top up, but top-down weekend trips with four people will require packing lightly, as trunk space shrinks significantly with the top stowed.
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Volkswagen’s BlueSport mid-engined two-seater has hit a few bumps on its road to production, according to Autocar. Rumor has it that the German automaker can’t find the sales to justify producing the car. The biggest obstacle is apparently the U.S. market, as Volkswagen of America’s management believes having a sports car in its U.S. lineup is low-priority, despite VW’s intent to triple sales in the U.S. to 800,000 units annually, and the fact the U.S. is the world’s biggest market for sports cars.
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort Front Left View
I've always found the Volkswagen Eos a fun, satisfying four-seat convertible. The key selling point for the Eos is that it's one of the few retractable hardtop convertibles around -- and after the Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT, the Eos is the second-cheapest folding hardtop you can buy. The new model year brings with it a redesigned face, revised interior, LED taillights, and miscellaneous other tweaks. I think it looks good and continues to drive very nicely, featuring the same fantastic 200-hp 2.0T engine and six-speed DSG transmission found in the Volkswagen GTI.
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort Front Left Bumper
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort Left Side View
The recent corporate shuffle at Volkswagen of America may have explained the oh-so-brief press conference arranged to unveil the revamped 2012 Eos convertible at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Instead of the typical executive song and dance and detailed introduction, VW gave us a quick "here it is," introduced Heidi Klum, and promptly wrapped things up.

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Komfort FWD 2-Dr Convertible I4
22 MPG City | 30 MPG Hwy
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2012 Volkswagen Eos Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
200 hp @ 5100rpm
207 ft lb of torque @ 1800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
36,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, and Passat, 2010-2013 Eos, 2011-2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Tiguan, and 2012-2014 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on September 25, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

NHTSA Rating Overall
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
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NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Rollover
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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