2012 Volkswagen Eos Lux Review

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2012 Volkswagen Eos Lux Review

its introduction in 2006 as the successor to the Cabriolet, the Volkswagen Eos has flown the radar and hasn#8217;t really much recognition. But the Eos still practical daily transportation and top-down fun.

The Eos is considered a and its wheelbase and width are identical to GTI and Jetta models. The 2012 Eos has been updated with styling, new interior appointments and standard equipment.

Upon glance of the 2012 VW Eos tester week, it doesn#8217;t look like a soft-top convertible. The top is of glass and steel, rather conventional fabric, and it looks a sporty coupe until you closer. For the 2012 model the Eos gets a few exterior styling in front and rear.

The three-bar grille connects light clusters and the two-part are also re-shaped. The rear is restyled with a single exhaust pipe under the side.

A multitude of standard

The Eos Lux ($37,585) we’ll be testing week comes very equipped, with keyless and push button start, automatic climate control, front seats, GPS navigation color touch screen, steering wheel, and auto It adds fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers and heated windshield nozzles.

The Eos Lux adds even luxury items like seating, burl walnut trim, a power front-passenger park-distance control, power-folding mirrors and an auto-dimming rearview The multitude of standard features justify the coast over priced soft-top competitors the Chrysler 200, Mini Fiat 500 and Ford Mustang.

The offers excellent fit and finish

The interior is nicely finished and is we#8217;ve come to expect Volkswagen. The materials used the cabin are very good and the strength of the VW Eos cabin is the fit and build The only complaint about the would be the lack of legroom in the seat.

There isn#8217;t room for more than a ride for an average size But this is a subcompact and it#8217;s not for a convertible to have a back that#8217;s just used for

But in the front it#8217;s a different The front seats are large and for a relatively small car, and The sides of the seats are bolstered and the driver in place during driving. The heated seats well and often got too warm the top up.

But they worked perfect for around with the top down on a 50 day in Denver.

Top-down motoring fun

The top of the VW Eos is made of and steel, rather than fabric, and the forward portion can be back and used like a sunroof. The top opens in 25 seconds a push of a button and disappears the trunk. It can be opened from or outside the car, and the Eos has a pop-up bar that automatically deploys the rear seats for added protection.

With the top up, the Eos feels to a fixed-roof coupe without any or wind noise. But it does some minor visibility and feels a bit closed in. The windshield are designed for safety and are a bit thick and the top#8217;s rear pillars can a driver’s over-shoulder view

The driver definitely needs to before changing lanes. But the top down, the visibility issues just like the hardtop.

The Eos equipped with a wind that can be raised along the top of the windshield, and it works best just the forward portion of the top is back, like a sunroof. the top down, the driver might a bit more wobble or shimmy through the body, particularly on roads.

Powered by turbocharging

The 2.0-liter turbo is a real for the VW brand. This four-cylinder is in a lot of VW and Audi products because so good. It’s small to deliver good fuel but the turbo provides plenty of for the small compact Eos.

The powerplant pumps out 200 horsepower and 207 of acceleration-producing torque.

Initially, the gas pedal takes a getting used to and can feel a bit until the driver gets with where the turbo in. It can deliver a lot of power with little effort from the foot to the pedal. The torque to come evenly at any speed, and is whenever the driver needs it.

At high altitude, the 2.0-liter had plenty of power for any driving

For the driver who likes to get the most out of their vehicle, the turbo is suited for more aggressive The Eos pulls strong all the way up to its redline and the small convertible with zest. Volkswagen says the Eos will sprint from mph in under 8 seconds with a top of 148.

The 2012 Eos is only as an automatic, but the DSG works nicely. responsive and works nicely the 2.0-liter turbo. Shifts are and crisp, and there#8217;s no hesitation it trying to find the right

The six-speed DSG Tiptronic offers the to shift manually when the or conditions warrant a change.

the 2012 Volkwagen Eos Lux succeeds in its as an everyday driver and definitely the need as an all-season convertible. comfortable for driver and passenger and is yet powerful enough to satisfy looking for performance. With its size and front-drive layout, a good fit between the cheaper models and the luxury ragtops the Audi A5 and BMW 3-Series.

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