2011 Volkswagen Eos Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality
If you're in the front seat, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos is a very comfortable place; the seating and driving position is just a little more laid-back than in Volkswagen's other cars, and the seats themselves feel a bit better-bolstered than in its lower-priced models like the Golf. The back seat, while more spacious than that of many other convertible models, is still basically a 2+2; there's very little legroom for those in back, and adults, if they can wedge in, will only want to be back there for a gentle cruise out to ice cream and back.

When compared hardtop convertible layouts—from rivals like the Volvo X70 and Chrysler Sebring—it doesn't get any better than this. In less than 25 seconds, a total of eight electric motors work in conjunction to unlatch the roof from the windshield header and flip and fold it under the metal trunk lid. The convertible roof also has a setting that opens the front section only like a sunroof. And with the top stowed away, cargo capacity remains a decent (for the class) 6.6 cubic feet, which is enough for an overhead-bin-sized suitcase.

Otherwise, the story is pretty impressive inside. Materials and trims are top-notch, with more premium look and feel that's only rivaled in VW's product line in the CC sedan (and possibly the Touareg). Ride quality is firm but supple enough to soak up medium-sized potholes. Some road noise is present, but it's not any more than you'd notice in sporty coupes that don't have the Eos's convertible top.

The Eos’s tight, well-designed folding hardtop arrangement, along with good seats in front and top-notch materials, make the Eos a great top-down tourer for two.

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