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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 27 $37,412 $39,800
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $37,412 $39,800
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort 21 31 $29,433 $31,615
2-Door Convertible DSG Komfort 22 29 $30,532 $32,715
2-Door Convertible DSG Lux 22 29 $32,832 $35,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,412
$29,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$31,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$527 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The C70 fills the space of the former Coupe (discontinued in 2002) and the Convertible (discontinued in 2004). It's less sleek than the cars it replaces, and while it's a little plain, the C70's shape is clean and well detailed with a minimum of clutter. The 2009 Volkswagen Eos isn't sexy, and it's one of the most practical choices among convertibles and there's a lot to like.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 77.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 32.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.5
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.7
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 41.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 56.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 6.6-10.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.58 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3627 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 4800 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 Volkswagen Eos
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
 
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