Compare 2012 Volkswagen Eos vs 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

2012 Volkswagen Eos
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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2-Door Convertible SULEV Komfort
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
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2-Door Automatic
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.4
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
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Minicompact car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 40.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 67.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6-10.5 5.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3569 3248
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Eos Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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