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Option packages contain leather upholstery and a sport suspension for crisper handling.
optional Sport Package models including stiffer shocks and springs and increased anti-roll bar diameters front and rear
The top doesn't require a lot of extra space above the car to operate, but you do have to provide at least 16 inches behind the car. Rear sensors will warn you if you do not have enough room to complete the process.
Edmunds' Inside Line
The 2013 VW Eos has an impressive set of standard features, although it lacks some of the latest high-tech features that might be included in entry-luxury models that aren't priced all that much higher. But the addition of a new Sport trim this year gives you an appealing yet affordably priced combination.
Buyers can choose between Komfort, Lux, or Executive versions of the Eos. Even the base Komfort includes standard power features, including power windows, locks, mirrors, and of course, the power-folding hardtop. Bluetooth connectivity is included as well, as is a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and an LCD touchscreen that controls the stereo system.
New for 2013 is a Sport trim that lands just above the base Komfort model but priced below the mid-range Lux. It includes a lowered sport suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, front fog lamps, and an eight-speaker touch-screen audio system. It also gets black exterior mirrors, a rear spoiler, brushed stainless-steel pedals, and adaptive front lighting with bi-xenon headlamps.
Vinyl upholstery--"leatherette" is the marketing word--is the standard upholstery on Komfort models, but Lux editions have a choice of leather trim and a power driver seat. The Lux also gets a 600-watt, ten-speaker Dynaudio premium surround system, a navigation system with hard-drive music storage, Sirius Satellite radio, and SD memory-car slot, and steering-wheel controls. And at the top of the lineup, the Executive includes a rearview camera system, a navigation system, a different 'Kansas' alloy wheel design, and 600-watt Dynaudio premium audio with ten speakers and HD Radio.
The equipment list for the 2013 Volkswagen Eos doesn't leave much of a wow factor, but There's not much wow factor in the Eos' options list, but there are no disappointments.