The 2013 Volkswagen Eos lands in a perplexing middle ground--more expensive than basic drop-tops like the Chrysler 200 Convertible, Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, and MINI Cooper Convertible but well below the BMW 1-Series Convertible and Volvo C70.
The Chrysler 200 Convertible still feels cut-rate in refinement and interior materials, and it suffers from a wiggly body and lackluster handling.
The Volvo C70 doesn't feel as tightly constructed as the Eos, and its turbo five-cylinder isn't as refined, though its ride is more settled.
While the Eos is a fuel sipper, it's not as economical as a soft-top MINI Cooper Convertible, and not nearly as much fun to drive, though the VW is a lot larger inside.
For 2013, the Volkswagen Beetle gets updated to match the new-generation Coupe that made its debut last year.
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|22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas I6||Gas I5||Turbocharged Gas I5||Gas 4-Cyl|
|Subcompact Cars||Subcompact||Subcompact car||Subcompact||Minicompact|
|2-Door Convertible Komfort SULEV||2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV||2-Door Manual 2.5L PZEV||2-Door Convertible T5||2-Door|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||Coupe||Coupe||Convertible||Convertible|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Manual||Manual||Automatic||Manual|