The 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.
We'd also suggest a look at the four-seat Lexus IS convertible, though we only recommend the IS 350C—the 250C is underpowered, both for a convertible and for a Lexus.
The BMW 2-Series comes in a soft-top variant that handles even better than the Eos, but prices are even higher.
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|2016 Volkswagen EosBrowse Used Listings||2016 BMW 2-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Volkswagen BeetleBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars|
|2-Door Convertible Komfort||2-Door Coupe 228i RWD||2-Door Automatic 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition PZEV|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Volkswagen Eos vs. 2016 BMW 2-Series||2016 Volkswagen Eos vs. 2016 Volkswagen Beetle|