2013 Volkswagen Eos Styling

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Styling

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.

The Volkswagen Eos breaks away from convertible styling expectations--with a very conservative look.

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.

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