Safety is a strong card for the Eos, which boasts as standard traction control, head/thorax airbags for front seat passengers, and a pop-up roll bar located behind the rear seats.
The stylish convertible also has good test scores. In crash tests conducted by the IIHS, the 2010 Volkswagen Eos performs better than expected. The one area in which the IIHS calls for improvement is overall rear impact performance, where the Eos earns a rating of "marginal." However, the Eos garners the IIHS' highest possible rating in both side and front impact tests. Although these ratings wouldn't place the Eos in the uppermost echelon if it were a mid-size sedan, they're among the best overall scores for a convertible, thus our high score.
To assist drivers with parking lot mobility and safety, upper-end versions of the 2010 Volkswagen Eos are fitted with a reverse warning system that alerts drivers if they’re about to strike an object when backing up. Cars.com notes that the 2010 Volkswagen Eos comes standard with an "active roll bar, an electronic stability system and side head-thorax airbags." These special airbags take the place of typical side curtain airbags.
The danger of a rollover is the prime concern when it comes to convertibles. The safety features that are included in case one should occur are worth noting. Occupants of the 2010 Volkswagen Eos will find themselves protected by 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 that includes upgrades to the lighting system (an adaptive swiveling function).