Advertisement
Go
2008 Volkswagen Eos Photo
9.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$27,003
BASE MSRP
$28,990
On Safety
The 2008 Volkswagen Eos draws praise for its crash test ratings and provides above-average protection in case of a rollover.
9.0 out of 10
Browse Volkswagen Eos inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

SAFETY | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Good" for overall side impact and overall front impact
IIHS

Lux and VR6 models get a reverse warning system
Cars.com

Pop-up head protection system
Forbes Autos

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.

Conclusion

The 2008 Volkswagen Eos draws praise for its crash test ratings and provides above-average protection in case of a rollover.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Advertisement
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Go!
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.