2010 Volkswagen Eos vs. Its Competition

2010 Volkswagen Eos
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy 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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2010 Saab 9-3 4-door Wagon FWD Angular Front Exterior View2010 Saab 9-3
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2010 Volvo C70 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Front Exterior View2010 Volvo C70
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2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
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Quick Specs
The 2010 Volkswagen Eos is a striking convertible that offers a lot of standard equipment, plus four-season practicality.
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.
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.
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible takes two steps back in styling and no steps forward in handling or performance.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbo Gas I5N/A
EPA Class    
Subcompact carCompactCompactSubcompactN/A
Style Name    
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan2-Door Convertible ManualN/A
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan2 Door ConvertibleN/A
Detailed Spec Comparison
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