2010 Volkswagen Eos vs. Its Competition

2010 Volkswagen Eos
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Saab 9-3 Convertible is a good practical alternative with a larger trunk, which can be attributed to the soft top.

On the downside, this means more road noise with the roof closed.

However, Saab's future looms uncertain this year, so get one now if you like it.

The Volvo C70 is another car that is tighter and more handsomely built than the Eos, but its range of turbocharged engines isn’t as refined.

The Volvo has a more settled, mature ride than the VW, though.

The Chrysler Sebring also offers a folding hardtop, but it’s not nearly in the same league as the Eos in terms of fit and finish.

The BMW 3-Series Convertible is in a whole other price range, but you get what you pay for, with a large leap ahead in driving refinement and high-performance driving poise.

One strong argument for the Eos is fuel economy; with an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway, it's one of the more efficient convertibles—except for the very small but fun Mini Cooper S Convertible.

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2010 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 328i RWD Angular Front Exterior View2010 BMW 3-Series
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Quick Specs
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The 2010 Volkswagen Eos is a striking convertible that offers a lot of standard equipment, plus four-season practicality.
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The 2010 BMW 3-Series upholds its legacy of superb handling, excellent performance, and high quality, though small rear seats and fussy controls are minor flaws.
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Part coupe and part convertible, the 2010 Volvo C70 is a bit plain on the outside, but offers a clean, well-turned interior and a strong overall package.
MSRP From  
$32,390$33,150$40,000
Gas Mileage  
21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I6Turbo Gas I5
EPA Class  
Subcompact carCompactSubcompact
Style Name  
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort4-Door Sedan 328i RWD2-Door Convertible Automatic
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
454
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan2 Door Convertible
Transmission  
ManualManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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