2012 Volkswagen Eos

The 2012 Volkswagen Eos rolls into another model year with minimal modifications. Although it is a step up from the budget-minded four-seat Chrysler 200 convertible, it is as far as one can go from anything more evocative like a Mustang, Camaro, or MINI Cooper convertible. The Eos is a cruiser at its core and does not even match the overt performance edge of the Miata or the Audi TT.

Overview:

The 2012 Volkswagen Eos is offered in 3 trim levels:

  • Executive
  • Komfort
  • Lux

Performance and Fuel Economy

A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers every single 2012 Volkswagen Eos. This engine distributes its 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic manual transmission known as DSG. According to Volkswagen’s projections, the Eos will reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill in 7.3 seconds. The EPA estimates that the vehicle will get a combined 25 mpg, with a city rating of 22 mpg and a highway rating of 30 mpg.

The engine train is the primary area in which the Volkswagen Eos may be distinguished from the Volkswagen Jetta. The four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, direct-injection engine has widespread use in Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. In the Eos, it achieves fuel efficiency in the mid-20s while generating 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It does this by delivering power in a highly efficient manner.

Design

The 2012 Volkswagen Eos is a good example of a vehicle that fits the bill for descriptors such as sedate, somber, and conservative. That would be an issue for most convertibles; for example, would anybody purchase a wallflower droptop Mustang? However, the Eos serves as a highlight of the vehicle’s softer and more feminine appearance. Some of us believe it has a nice, pinned-down style that becomes better on the road, while others think it’s boring when it doesn’t have to be when it comes to how we feel about the Eos as a whole.

Retractable Top

The vehicle’s primary selling point is the five-piece retractable hardtop that comes standard on the Eos. It has a sunroof part that can tilt and slide if the driver does not want complete exposure. It’s a fairly nice feature that still manages to set the Eos apart from the competition unexpectedly. The top can be lowered in a reasonable 25 seconds and needs a rear clearance of 16 inches to function effectively. You may do so when you want to take advantage of the sun and the wind completely. Thankfully, back sensors will alert you if there is insufficient space behind your vehicle.

Interior

The materials used inside are high-quality, and the fit and finish are exceptional. The newest touchscreen interface from Volkswagen (VW) is now used to manage the audio. This interface also handles many navigation and stereo features effectively. The user interface of the iPod is very well-designed. The Eos has sufficient space for front passengers, but the rear is not comfortable for adults to sit in for an extended period of time. Additionally, there is not a lot of room available for storage. When folded down, the convertible top takes up only 5.4 cubic feet of space in the vehicle’s trunk. Cargo capacity is increased to 9.3 cubic feet when the top is in the up position.

Tis a 4-Seater Convertible

The Volkswagen Eos is one of the few convertibles with four seats that can be purchased for less than $30,000. Although the Mustang and the Chrysler 200 are still on the market, we believe the Eos to be the most comfortable of the bunch, even though it is still primarily a 2+2 vehicle. In the Eos, the best seats are up front, where the driver and passengers are located. The driver is provided with a wonderful bucket seat, and the driving posture is somewhat more relaxed than in, for example, the Passat. Both of the vehicle’s front seats have improved contouring and bolstering compared to the golf hatchback.

Specification

  • Height: 56.8 in
  • Length: 174.1 in
  • Width: 70.5 in
  • Curb weight: 3569 lbs

Engine type: Turbocharged Gas I4, 2.0L

Fuel tank: 14.5 g

2012 Volkswagen Eos

2012 Volkswagen Eos Factory Service Manual

The service manuals include all there is to know about the workings of the vehicle. The service manual is not included in the price that you paid for the car.

  • Before Driving
  • Safety Restraints
  • Starting and Operating
  • Instrumentation
  • Capacities
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Servicing
  • Specifications
  • Customer Assistance

The repair manuals are quite detailed and cover every facet of the vehicles functioning. The owner’s manual for your 2012 Volkswagen Eos comes with the vehicle.

2012 Volkswagen Eos — Owner’s Manual

When people buy a 2012 Volkswagen Eos, they obtain the owner’s manuals that contain all the necessary information for future upkeep and customization of the vehicle.

  • Introduction
  • Troubleshooting
  • Operation
  • Overview
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance Record

Even though this list contains all you might need to know, the VW Owners Manual offers even more tips and tricks to improve the driving experience.

2012 Volkswagen Eos Price

The 2012 Volkswagen Eos has the below-mentioned price list:

  • Executive: $39,585 or €38797
  • Komfort: $34,350 or €33666
  • Lux: $37,585 or €36836

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did VW quit making the Eos?

Declining Sales

Life Expectancy of the Eos?

100,000+ miles

What are the yearly costs to service and maintain the Eos?

Average $824 per yr