2015 Volkswagen Eos vs. Its Competition

2015 Volkswagen Eos
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The 2015 VW Eos flirts with the edge of luxury and mainstream, and while it doesn't have many competitors in its segment, it seems to do many things well at once.

Inside the VW portfolio, you'll also find the Beetle and Beetle convertible.

They're excellent alternatives for the Eos, though neither offer quite the same level of refinement that you'll find in the hardtop convertible.

However, you can have the Beetle in a diesel variant, which gives it an edge on the Eos in terms of fuel economy.

There's also the MINI Cooper Convertible, which handles better, but loses out in general comfort and practicality.

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7.8
The 2015 VW Eos is comfortable, refined, and surprisingly practical–if you don't mind its nondescript exterior.
8.0
The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle offers plenty of powertrain choice and decent practicality in a retro-leaning package.
8.0
The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness.
MSRP From  
$36,145$20,195$31,500
Gas Mileage  
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I6
EPA Class  
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact
Style Name  
2-Door Convertible Komfort2-Door Automatic 1.8T Classic *Ltd Avail*2-Door Coupe 128i
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
444
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
ConvertibleHatchbackCoupe
Transmission  
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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