Compare 2009 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2009 Volkswagen Eos

2009 Volkswagen Beetle
2009 Volkswagen Eos
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2-Door Automatic Blush
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic Blush 20 28 $25,630 $26,990
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic Blush PZEV 20 28 $25,630 $26,990
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic S 20 29 $18,470 $19,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $18,470 $19,390
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual S 20 28 $17,371 $18,290
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual S PZEV 20 28 $17,371 $18,290
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2-Door Conv DSG Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eos 2-Door Conv DSG Komfort 22 29 $30,532 $32,715
Eos 2-Door Conv DSG Lux 22 29 $32,832 $35,200
Eos 2-Door Conv Manual Komfort 21 31 $29,433 $31,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,630
$30,532
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,990
$32,715
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$545 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
People flock to the 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle for its looks—but performance, safety, and interior space are not its best attributes. The 2009 Volkswagen Eos isn't sexy, and it's one of the most practical choices among convertibles and there's a lot to like.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 41.5
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 77.4
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 32.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 173.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 6.6-10.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.3 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.9 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 215/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3248 3569
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3750 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD DSG w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Volkswagen Eos
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

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