Used 2015 Volkswagen Eos Convertible
Volkswagen Eos Convertible
Thanks to a retractable hardtop, the 2015 Volkswagen Eos is both a coupe and a convertible. This marks its final year of production.
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As both coupe and convertible, the 2015 Volkswagen Eos is essentially two cars in one. This compact VW's dual personality comes thanks to a retractable hardtop. With roof in place, the Eos looks like a 2-door coupe. Press a button, and the roof retracts to transform the car into a sun-seeking convertible. The Eos isn't the only 4-passenger hardtop convertible, but it is the least expensive. Starting under $37,000, the VW Eos isn't exactly cheap but is still thousands less than the Lexus IS C and Infiniti Q60 Convertible. In addition to more premium amenities, those luxury rivals pack a V6, but the Eos' turbocharged 4-cylinder offers plenty of zip. If all this sounds appealing, act soon: 2015 is the final year for the VW Eos.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want a coupe and a 4-passenger convertible with the security of a hardtop and decent storage capacity, the 2015 VW Eos offers it all in one car. Fun driving manners and a great engine/transmission combination are icing on the cake.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you prefer razor-sharp handling, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the budget roadster to beat. If you seek more luxurious trappings and rear-wheel drive, you'll find both in the Lexus IS C and Infiniti Q60 Convertible, though those models too are long in the tooth.
What's New for 2015
2015 marks the end for the VW Eos. For its last hurrah there's the appropriately named Final Edition that replaces the mid-trim Sport model. Among its unique features are 18-inch wheels and a 2-tone leather interior.
Whether driven as a coupe or convertible, the VW Eos doesn't suffer from the compromised, jittery ride quality that can be the case in such 2-in-1 vehicles. With the roof up, the Eos' ride and handling are on par with those of a traditional coupe. With top down, the wind and road noise that can dampen the appeal of soft-top convertibles are nowhere to be found in this hardtop convertible VW. The Eos' 200-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine enables zippy acceleration and passing, and its 6-speed automatic transmission is smooth and quick. In the handling department, the Eos isn't the most flingable convertible, nor does it have the carving potential of a Golf GTI. But this convertible VW is competent enough when the road twists and turns. Thanks in part to the tall front deflector that can be manually deployed from the windshield's edge, wind buffeting in the cabin is minimal.
PANORAMIC GLASS SUNROOF
If you're shopping for a convertible, odds are you like to let the outdoors in when driving. With this feature, you can bring sunlight and/or fresh air into the cabin even when the roof is up.
DYNAUDIO SOUND SYSTEM
Good tunes and top-down driving are automotive peanut butter and jelly. That combination tastes all the better in the 2015 Eos with this optional 10-speaker, 600-watt audio system.
The 2015 VW Eos' 4-passenger cabin is nicely appointed in either imitation leather (base models) or the real thing. Audio and climate controls are simple to see and use. The 12-way adjustable driver's seat conforms to a variety of body shapes and sizes. Legroom for the two rear seats is on the tight side but not totally insufferable for adults. The rear seats do not fold, but there is a lockable storage compartment between them. Top up, the trunk offers a good 10.5 cubic feet of storage space. Top down, there is an adequate 6.6 cubic feet, enough for a few shopping bags.
True to the Eos' ethos, it looks like two different cars depending on the roof's position. With it up, the VW appears to be a coupe, though one marked by lines intertwining its roof and body, allowing the complex folding of its metal and glass roof. Top down, the Eos is a nicely proportioned open-air pleaser. Base Eos models ride on 17-inch alloy wheels, while the other two wear 18-inch versions. As mentioned in Favorite Features, the roof houses a large, 44-by-22-inch sunroof. The roof itself lowers and rises in 25 seconds.
Notable Standard Equipment
The base 2015 Volkswagen Eos model, dubbed Komfort by the German automaker, includes dual-zone climate control, 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats and V-Tex imitation leather upholstery. Navigation is standard and is displayed on a 5-inch touch screen. Entertainment is provided by an 8-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary-in jack, Bluetooth streaming and an iPod cable. As with other new VWs, the 2015 Eos includes one year/10,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance and three years/36,000 miles of roadside assistance.
Notable Optional Equipment
Major extras for VW's hardtop convertible are gained by climbing trims. The mid-level Final Edition adds leather seating, 18-inch wheels, sport suspension, bright bi-xenon headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and power-adjustable front passenger seat. Other appreciable features include a rearview camera and push-button start. The top-line Eos Executive model includes a larger 6.5-inch infotainment display, the Dynaudio 10-speaker/600-watt sound system with HD and satellite radio tuner and 30-gig hard drive for music storage, and power-folding side mirrors. For a more premium feel, wood interior trim is optional on the Executive trim.
Under the Hood
All versions of the 2015 Eos are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine connected to a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission with Sport mode for enhanced responsiveness. As is often the case with turbocharged engines, premium fuel is recommended. All versions of the Eos are front-wheel drive.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
200 horsepower @ 5,100 rpm
207 lb-ft of torque @ 1,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 mpg
The 2015 VW Eos has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $36,660 for the base Komfort model. The mid-trim Eos Final Edition arrives at just over $40,000, and the top-line Executive model begins at over $43,000. At these prices, the Eos undercuts the Lexus IS C, which starts at nearly $44,000, and the Infiniti Q60 Convertible that starts at almost $50,000. Before buying, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying for their new Eos. The VW Eos' resale value has traditionally not been strong.
Volkswagen Eos Consumer Reviews
November 07, 2018
A car where dreams come true!
What a fantastic car, speedy, fast response in sport mode. Easy to get in and out of the back seat. The back seat can seat two...
May 03, 2018
My EOS is 11 years young, and I still love it!
I am not sure I will ever get rid of this car. I look up the value from time to time to laugh at the price others think it is worth. ...
March 26, 2017
This is my 3rd VW EOS
Ive had the 10, the 12 and the 15. VW bought me out of my lease for the first two and each time I jumped right into the newer model as I...
September 19, 2016
The funnest car ever!!
I have only had my car for 3 weeks, but what a ride she is. The car is a cruiser, yet I put it into Sport on my way home one day, and it...
June 20, 2016
Fun to drive, quick off the line and looks great
Owned this car the last 4 and a half years. So much fun to drive. The paint job was great on this car. It still is super shiny after...
March 01, 2016
very enjoyable car, top down or up, solid feel
Having owned this'12 VW Eos for the last 4 years I can honestly say it is a pleasure to drive both in town and on the interstate. It...
December 18, 2015
Bought this car at 1 year old for $25k. If you are a driver that appreciates the driving experience, this car is great for the price....
October 11, 2015
SHE AND I ARE BEST FRIENDS
I took her off of the show room floor one month after they came out. She has only had one doctors office and goes for her check ups on...
September 11, 2015
Amazingly well designed and functional car
German engineering perfection. The top goes up and down with awesome precision. And there is a wonderful feature that keeps you from...
July 18, 2015
Fun summer/autumn car! Awesome Value!
You will love riding in your Eos with the top down, it's heaven! Bring a friend!