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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good" for overall side impact and overall front impact
the active roll bar, an electronic stability system and side head-thorax airbags
Pop-up head protection system
Editors at TheCarConnection.com note that Volkswagen doesn't cut any corners when it comes to safety in the 2009 Volkswagen Eos. It has all the goodies and solid test scores.
Volkswagen's convertible performs very well in crash tests completed by the IIHS. The one area in which the IIHS calls for improvement is overall rear impact performance, where the Eos earns a rating of "marginal." Other than that, however, the Eos earns the IIHS's highest possible rating in both side and front impact tests.
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. Cars.com notes safety features that come standard on the 2009 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.
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 2009 Volkswagen Eos will find themselves protected by what ForbesAutos describes as a "pop-up head protection system" that automatically deploys when the car senses a rollover is imminent. Additional safety-minded goodies include an optional Park Distance Control and a Technology Package with upgrades to the lighting system.
The 2009 Volkswagen Eos offers some thoughtful safety features that many drivers will appreciate.