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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good" for overall side impact and overall front impact
Lux and VR6 models get a reverse warning system
Pop-up head protection system
Engineers at Volkswagen have done an excellent job of building a strong list of safety features into the Eos.
Volkswagen’s convertible performs very well in crash tests, earning the IIHS's highest possible rating in both side and front impact tests. The one area in which the IIHS deems improvement is needed is overall rear impact performance, where the Eos earned a rating of Marginal.
Cars.com notes safety features that come standard on the 2008 Volkswagen Eos include "the active roll bar, an electronic stability system and side head-thorax airbags," which take the place of typical side curtain airbags. To assist drivers with parking lot mobility and safety, upper-end versions of the Eos Volkswagen are fitted with a reverse warning system that alerts drivers if they are about to strike an object when backing up.
One of the biggest causes for concern in a convertible is the danger of a rollover and what safety features are included in case one should occur. Occupants of the 2008 Volkswagen Eos will find themselves protected by what Forbes Autos describes as a "pop-up head protection system" that automatically deploys when the car senses a rollover is imminent.
The 2008 Volkswagen Eos draws praise for its crash test ratings and provides above-average protection in case of a rollover.