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2014 Volkswagen Eos vs. Its Competition

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The 2014 Volkswagen Eos is in a middle ground between mainstream and luxury; it's not entirely focused on being sporty or on being soft and luxurious...and while some might be frustrated by its unique position in the market (lack of focus, they might say), others may love how it seems to end up playing so many roles so well.

The Chrysler 200 Convertible is a basic drop top with a far inferior ride and subpar interior appointments compared to those in the VW.

Meanwhile, the MINI Cooper Convertible is harder-riding and smaller, with a back seat that isn't all that useful.

The BMW 1-Series Convertible doesn't do all that much better for space (it's still much smaller in back than the Eos), although it feels like a focused sporty coupe, with a sophisticated ride and high-quality switchgear.

The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a great alternative from within VW's own fold, and it comes in an intriguing TDI diesel version.

Otherwise 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.

One other odd choice would be the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, a somewhat homely looking model that does ride especially well.

2014 Volkswagen Eos2014 Volkswagen Eos2014 Chrysler 2002014 Chrysler 2002014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2-door Auto 2.5L *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible2014 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe 2-door Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line Angular Front Exterior View2014 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe2014 MINI Cooper Convertible 2-door Angular Front Exterior View2014 MINI Cooper Convertible2013 BMW 1-Series Coupe2013 BMW 1-Series
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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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The Chrysler 200 offers lots of comfort and value, but looks outdated and lacks refinement.
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The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness.
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Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I6
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsMid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact
Style Name     
2-Door Convertible Komfort4-Door Sedan LX2-Door Automatic 1.8T PZEV2-Door Manual 1.8T2-Door2-Door Coupe 128i
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual
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