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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Komfort SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SULEV Komfort 22 30 $32,977 $34,350
2-Door Convertible SULEV Lux 22 30 $36,082 $37,585
2-Door Convertible SULEV Executive 22 30 $38,002 $39,585
2-Door Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,977
$25,060
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,350
$26,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$573 / month
$440 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volkswagen Eos convertible underplays its hand too much--the styling's not nearly as grabby as its turbo power and its smart handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Minicompact car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 77.4 78.0
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 41.5 42.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 39.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 31.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.1 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.6-10.5 5.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x - TBD - 9.1 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3569 3248
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System Direct Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06/3.14 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.04
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Eos Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.1
 
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