2016 Volkswagen Eos vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
It's your last chance to get a Volkswagen Eos in 2016; it's refined and comfortable, but there's more fun in its road manners than in its sheet metal.
The 2016 2-Series may be an entry-level model in BMW's lineup, but it builds on a rich lineage, as a well-rounded luxury sports coupe with all the looks, handling and features that you might expect.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is a versatile retro compact, with a choice of powertrains and coupe or convertible body styles.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class  
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name  
2-Door Convertible Komfort2-Door Coupe 228i RWD2-Door Automatic 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition PZEV
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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