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 Convertible 2-Door Automatic S 20 28 $24,686 $25,990
New Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic S PZEV 20 28 $24,686 $25,990
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

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

Second Shoulder Room (in)

42.1 41.5

Front Leg Room (in)

39.4 41.7

Exterior Dimensions

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

Height, Overall (in)

59.1 56.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

5 6.6-10.5

Brakes

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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

9.1 x 0.3 11.0 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.5 14.5

Steering

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 -

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

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

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

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

Wt Distributing 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

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

140 140

Engine

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

Fuel System

SMPI FSI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 25

Transmission

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

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.76

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.04 3.46

Summary

Vehicle Name

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Volkswagen Eos

Body Style

2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Multi-link

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6 7

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