Compare 2014 Volkswagen Eos vs 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2014 Volkswagen Eos
2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
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2-Door Convertible Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Komfort 22 30 $34,171 $35,595
2-Door Convertible Sport 22 30 $36,791 $38,325
2-Door Convertible Executive 22 30 $40,411 $42,095
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2-Door Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Premium 24 32 $29,525 $30,755
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0L TDI w/Premium 28 37 $31,445 $32,755
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,171
$24,163
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,595
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Eos is understated and conservative, but if you can look past that you'll find that it's responsive, refined, and day-to-day usable in a way most convertibles aren't.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.5 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
77.4 81.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 31.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3569 3206
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.50
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
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Eos Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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