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8.0
/ 10
On Quality
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$30,152
BASE MSRP
$32,390
On Quality
The 2010 Volkswagen Eos's highlight is the hardtop roof mechanism, but the vehicle should also be praised for its top-notch interior.
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relaxed touring convertible rather than a sports car
Edmunds

some testers complain of rear-tire roar on coarse pavement
ConsumerGuide

the Eos' interior is more attractively designed and better put together than those of some cars we've driven with sticker prices twice as much
Kelley Blue Book

As can be expected, reviewers are in awe of the complex motions of the Eos' folding hardtop. Kelley Blue Book is stunned by the "25-second mechanical ballet" that the hardtop performs during its reconfiguration. When compared to other hardtop convertibles such as the Volvo C70 and Chrysler Sebring, the cargo area is a larger 6.6 cubic feet with the top stowed, which is impressive though hardly outstanding. 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.

Popular Mechanics finds that the 2010 Volkswagen Eos's innovative roof causes the rear occupants to be "cramped, both in shoulder space and, with the top up, headroom."

The Eos has been the highest-rated convertible by Consumer Reports. And in a testament to the car's undeniable quality, Kelley Blue Book notes that "the Eos' interior is more attractively designed and better put together than those of some cars we've driven with sticker prices twice as much."

Across the board, reviewers cannot deny the quality and style of the 2010 Volkswagen Eos’ interior. Edmunds says that though several competing automakers offer hardtop convertibles, their "execution is nowhere near as polished as the VW's."

It's not all positive here, and the most finicky first-time convertible buyers might still be disappointed to find that there's a bit more interior noise than in a coupe. ConsumerGuide finds that even with the top up, the Eos "[suffers] from noticeable wind noise," and "some testers complain of rear-tire roar on coarse pavement."

Conclusion

The 2010 Volkswagen Eos's highlight is the hardtop roof mechanism, but the vehicle should also be praised for its top-notch interior.

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