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STYLING | 7 out of 10
The Eos styling is attractive, but ordinary.
The Eos seems to be one part Golf, one part Passat, and one part Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Car and Driver
As a sport coupe, the Eos is impressive. It's simply a very sharp compact car.
Its front end sports the new VW wide-mouthed shiny chrome grille, while the back end is assertively sporty.
Edmunds' Inside Line
The 2013 Volkswagen Eos is about as conservative and understated as you can get with a convertible. From the outside it looks designed to offend no one, while it's handsome and straightforward there's nothing all that charming about the design.
The appeal of the Eos exterior is that it's a little softer than any other drop-top, with a smoothed-over design that's sophisticated and has nice proportions with the top up or down. Whatever its faults, it's still clearly related to the VW Golf that shares some of its architecture, and even with the top up, the design never veers into awkwardness--which is more than we can say about the competitive Chrysler 200.
Inside it's a different story; its interior feels a step above most other Volkswagen models, with a streamlined look and upgraded materials. You won't find 'sexy' as a descriptor that applies here, but the interior layout is a bit more rakish than that of the Golf and GTI, with smoothly contoured interior trim detailed with just the right amount of brightwork.
The Volkswagen Eos breaks away from convertible styling expectations--with a very conservative look.