Compare 2008 Volkswagen Eos vs 2008 Volvo C70

2008 Volkswagen Eos
2008 Volvo C70
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2-Door Conv DSG Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eos 2-Door Conv DSG Komfort 21 30 $29,659 $31,775
Eos 2-Door Conv DSG Lux 21 30 $32,733 $35,100
Eos 2-Door Conv DSG Turbo 21 30 $28,076 $30,065
Eos 2-Door Conv DSG VR6 19 26 $35,517 $38,100
Eos 2-Door Conv Manual Komfort 21 29 $28,586 $30,700
Eos 2-Door Conv Manual Turbo 21 29 $27,003 $28,990
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2-Door Conv Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C70 2-Door Conv Automatic 18 26 $36,886 $39,240
C70 2-Door Conv Manual 18 27 $36,886 $39,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,659
$36,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,775
$39,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$530 / month
$654 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volkswagen Eos has a sunny disposition and four real seats, along with great handling and VW's dual-clutch gearbox. The 2008 Volvo C70 feels light and gets lighter with the top down -- just don’t plan on taking many friends or much cargo along for the ride.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 36.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.5 47.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
77.4 84
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6-10.5 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x -TBD - 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3569 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System
FSI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.15 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
DSG w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Eos Volvo C70
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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