Eos Rated Best Convertible
April 22, 2008
Volkswagen's Eos hard-top convertible. Click on image for larger view.
Just in time for spring and summer, VW's Eos has been rated as the best convertible by Consumer Reports.
The consumer watchdog organization chose the Eos over six other convertibles — the BMW 328i, Volvo C70, Saab 9-3, Pontiac G6, Mitsubishi Eclipse and Chrysler Sebring.
The Eos and 328i duked it out for the top spot. The C70 and 9-3 were also highly rated but suffered from somewhat lower overall road-test scores.
While still rated as good, the G6, Eclipse and Sebring rated lowest.
The Eos, 328i and C70 earned Consumer Reports' coveted recommended label, indicating a vehicle that has performed well in its tests, has at least average reliability, and performed at least adequately in crash tests.
Consumer Reports praised the Eos for its eager 200-horsepower turbo four-cylinder, responsive transmission, good blend of power and fuel economy, controls, and impressive fit and finish. Consumer Reports achieved 25 miles per gallon in its fuel-economy testing, the best of this bunch.
"The VW Eos is a well-rounded car that works well in all seasons," said David Champion, senior director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports. "Volkswagen has engineered a glass sunroof into the Eos' hard-top so that you can enjoy just a little sun, or get the full wind-in-your-hair convertible experience."
Consumer Reports' convertible comparison can be found in its May issue, on newsstands now, and on its website, the latter only by paid subscription.
A recent screenshot of Consumer Reports' website