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2007 Volkswagen Eos

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2007 Volkswagen Eos Review

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While the cloth-top convertible won't be going away anytime soon (nor should it), the recent proliferation of retractable hardtops shows no sign of slowing. Volkswagen has taken the trend a step further by integrating a glass sunroof into the top of its new four-seat convertible, the Eos. Hardtop advantages include a more finished, more coupe-like look and feel inside and out, while the downside is generally limited to a reduction in cargo volume when the top is stowed. Named after the Greek goddess of dawn, the Eos is helping to usher in a new era of versatile and practical convertibles.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you'd like the freedom of a convertible but need a practical, comfortable daily driver, you'll be happy to know that you can also have an excellent powertrain, athletic handling and even a sunroof.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Eos' attractive but understated styling might not deliver the look-at-me factor some convertible buyers seek. And, as with most four-seat convertibles, the rear seating area is narrow.

What's New for 2007

The all-new VW Eos delivers a combination of performance, refinement and livability never before seen in a sub-$30,000 drop-top.

Driving the Eos

Driving Impressions The Volkswagen Eos is one of the sturdiest four-seat convertibles we've ever driven, with ride and handling characteristics closer to those of a fixed-roof coupe...

than a typical longer-wheelbase drop-top. We most appreciated the Eos' chassis rigidity in the curvy sections of our test drive, through which our Eos 2.0T test vehicle carved with more confidence and enthusiasm than we expected. Out on the open highway the ride was controlled but comfortable, and the 2.0T engine was so smooth that on more than one occasion we were surprised to find ourselves cruising along with the six-speed transmission in fourth gear. Front-seat passengers are well protected from wind thanks in large part to a tall front deflector that deploys manually from the top of the windshield frame.

Dynaudio Sound System
The optional 10-speaker, 600-watt audio system produces a full, natural sound that's among the best we've heard.

DSG Transmission
The Eos' handling characteristics make it easy to utilize and appreciate VW's quick- and smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission.

2007 Volkswagen Eos Details
2007 Volkswagen Eos photo Interior

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. With the top stowed away—after a 25-second mechanical ballet—luggage space shrinks from 10.5 cubic feet to 6.6 cubic feet. Still, that's three times the cargo volume of a Pontiac G6 Convertible with its top lowered. For something between top-up and top-down, the Eos' wide sunroof is just the ticket. Typical of four-seat convertibles, the rear seat is somewhat narrow as a result of having to accommodate the top's mechanicals. Interesting features include an adjustable, cooled glove box and an available dual-zone climate control that maintains separate settings for top-up and top-down driving.

Exterior
2007 Volkswagen Eos photo

The front of the Eos is dominated by Volkswagen's now-familiar, U-shaped grille flanked by large, expressive headlamps. Viewed from the side with the top up, a handful of cut lines give away what might otherwise pass as a fixed-roof coupe. Other exterior points of interest include turn signals integrated into the side mirrors, a wheel lineup that ranges in size from 16 to 18 inches and dual exhaust outlets. Adaptive, swiveling bi-xenon headlamps are optional on V6 models, while trunk-integrated antennae add to the Eos' clean look. In a potential rollover situation, an active roll bar pops up from behind the rear-seat head restraints.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Eos comes equipped with air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, leatherette seats and an eight-speaker CD/CD-MP3 audio system with an auxiliary input jack. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability controls, front airbags and combination head/thorax side airbags.

Optional Equipment

Features not included on the base model include a navigation system, power seats, six-disc CD changer, Dynaudio premium sound system, iPod adapter, Park Distance Control, front armrest, rear wind blocker, heatable front seats, power-folding side mirrors and trip computer.

Under the Hood

The Eos' 2.0T engine and DSG transmission comprise one of the most highly regarded powertrains on the road. With FSI direct fuel injection mitigating turbo lag, the 2.0T is unusually responsive. The innovative DSG transmission functions as a no-touch automatic in traffic and a quick-shifting, no-pedal manual when you're feeling more enthusiastic. While there's a certain attraction to the interactivity provided by a proper six-speed manual transmission matched with the responsiveness and linear power delivery of a naturally-aspirated V6, that's a combination not offered with the Eos.)

2.0-liter in-line 4 Turbocharged
200 horsepower @ 5100-6000 rpm
207 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1800-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/32 (manual), 23/31 (automatic)

3.2-liter V6
250 horsepower @ 6300 rpm
235 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2500-3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 (automatic)

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2007 Volkswagen Eos Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 166 Ratings for the 2007 - 2015 models.

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  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

love it - most fun but practical convertible ever

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "hard top convertible with sunroof"

Cons: "price"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"a little transformer top/up top/down or sunroof loaded with options and even fits my skis and suitcases."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

loving it!

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "comfortable ride, responsive, fun"

Cons: "premium gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

2015 Eos Executive

"No car can really be a perfect 10 but this comes close. I special ordered my 2015 flash red Eos Executive and it finally arrived last week. It is gorgeous and kind of rare, which is fine with me. It's so much fun to drive and I like all the options like hardtop sunroof or full convertible. It has all the bells and whistles I want. One downside is that it uses premium gas but it's mostly just a summer car so that's not a huge issue. With the top up the car looks rather plainly styled except that the red is very bright. It surprises me that it doesn't seem to be a very popular car. I'm thinking that the price (for the Executive model) is too much considering an Audi is maybe 5k or so more. But the folding hard top is an engineering marvel and adds major cost to the car. I can't comment on reliability because I haven't owned it long enough. But so far this car is awesome!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

2015 Eos Executive

Nice convertible

By on Friday, July 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've put 80,000 miles in 2.5 years and I love this car. The passenger front seat isn't very comfortable though."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Very good value for a retractable hardtop.

By on Monday, June 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,640

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Decent mileage, plenty of power, good price."

Cons: "Limited trunk space due to the retractable top."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The car is sporty with plenty of power. The top is easy to put down and up. A good convertible for the money compared to more costly convertibles."

9 people out of 17 found this review helpful

I LOVE MY CAR!!

By on Thursday, June 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great value, fun to drive and the car looks great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My EOS is everything I wanted in my car. Small ... but not too small. Mechanics are wonderful, has the standard option with turbo so if i need to get up and go quickly there are no problems doing so. I can not say enough how much I absolutely love my car. It is perfect for me, I do not have children so I have no need to put a carseat in my car at all. The backseat doesn't need extra space because I prefer not to have people back there anyway. My husband and I can drop the top and cruise."

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

In Love with this car

By on Sunday, May 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great looks, easy control access, good gas mileage"

Cons: "front seats could be more comfortable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only negative about this car is that the front seats get uncomfortable during road trips. Love that both front seats have power and heat. Convertible top is easy and pretty quiet to operate."

15 people out of 31 found this review helpful

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