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2009 Volkswagen Eos vs. Its Competition

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The Volvo C70 is tighter and more handsomely built than the Eos, but its high-strung turbo engines aren't as relaxed.

The Saab 9-3 is also another good, practical choice—with an especially roomy trunk—and due to its soft top, its top-up driving experience includes a bit more road noise.

Other four-seat convertibles like the Pontiac G6 and Chrysler Sebring offer folding hardtops, but their fit and finish fall far below the standard set by the Eos.

2009 Volkswagen Eos2009 Volkswagen Eos2009 Pontiac G6 w/1SB2009 Pontiac G62009 Saab 9-3 XWD2009 Saab 9-32008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible2008 Volvo C70 2008 Volvo C70
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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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The 2009 Pontiac G6 models have appealing styling inside and out, but they fail to wow in most other respects.
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Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class.
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The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible takes two steps back in styling and no steps forward in handling or performance.
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The 2008 Volvo C70 feels light and gets lighter with the top down -- just don’t plan on taking many friends or much cargo along for the ride.
MSRP From    
$31,615Browse Used Listings$19,275Browse Used Listings$30,360Browse Used ListingsN/ABrowse Used Listings$39,240Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I4Turbocharged I4N/ATurbo Gas I5
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort4-Door Sedan w/1SV4-Door Sedan 2.0T TouringN/A2-Door Convertible Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2 Door ConvertibleSedan4 Door SedanN/A2 Door Convertible
Manual w/ODAutomaticManualN/AManual
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