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You probably a woman who is smart, very and well-dressed enough that it readily apparent she is carrying more weight than you might believe. She really herself up when she escapes in climates, and is otherwise buttoned and conservative.    Only when she is of the normal nine-to-five and she tries to move do you really notice see how much weight she is carrying, as she and shakes- and you may not be impressed. Without ado, may I introduce you to Eos.

The Eos is based on Volkswagen’s A5 platform, also underpins the Mk V Golf, as as not-for-the-USA Volkswagen Scirocco, and Leon.  The car shares its with the Golf- a fact is apparent from the Eos’ rear overhang, grafted the car to facilitate storage of its folding Launched in late 2006 in the US, the Eos a modest restyling for MY2012 to contemporary Jetta and Passat to my eyes the waterfall grill which the Eos launched is more than the very businesslike, styling currently employed up

For 2014, Volkswagen offers the Eos in trim levels: Komfort, and Executive. The midlevel Eos Sport is the tested here; it is equipped a smart key system allowing access and pushbutton start. the key in my pocket, putting my hand on the door handle caused the window to index downward in of my opening the door. Sitting I’m greeted with a somber employing black leatherette black carpets, black and door materials, even a headliner.

I was surprised to find that the 2014 Volkswagen Eos Sport ($38,360 the $865 destination fee) had a non-premium equipment level. The Eos has low-resolution navigation/infotainment display, sound system, vinyl/leatherette no automatic lamps, no parking or reversing camera. Getting low marks was the sound system, distorted music at high and had very little depth, that turning up the music seemed to create just rather than sound. For a car expensive, I would expect it to be equipped. Even so, the Eos Sport did a few upscale features, such as dual zone climate keyless entry/start, bi-xenon with steering feature and lamps, and a navigation system one with a low-resolution display).

The is upholstered in an average-grade leatherette will be familiar to owners of Volkswagens. The seats themselves are with little bolstering, and which seemed permanently a bit too far forward. Seat belts for the seats are anchored to the B-pillars than the seats themselves, as in convertibles). Volkswagen has sewn to the outboard top corners of the front for positioning the seat belts in convenient locations – but the loops a single snap to fasten closed, and the motion of pulling the out of the retractor and through this loop tended to unsnap the After two days of continually the seatbelt in the loop to keep the in position, I finally gave up on it. The front seat has power for height, and slide, as well as for angle and lumbar support. The seats are heated, and the hottest of the seat heater settings be labelled “Fry”- this can in handy when motoring on cold days.

From the driver’s seat, the and layout of the dashboard and instrument seemed strange; the entire seemed to be situated unnaturally with the dash an odd flat and the instruments oddly positioned; it didn’t work well for me. of this is likely due to reinforcing in the Eos body. Still, instruments clear and easy to read, and were straightforward to understand and


The back seat was used by my five- and eight-year-old daughters in booster seats. The shape of the seat bottom cushions is that the booster seats quite sit flat, and they slid toward the center of the car so the seat belt latches obstructed by the booster seats. The Eos has a 2+2 with rear seats in the positions, and a small plastic with molded-in cupholders them. Rear headroom was for the girls, but was not sufficient for me with the top Legroom behind my 6’4” was nearly nonexistent. Rear are accessed by tilting and sliding the seats forward; the slide on the driver’s seat is electric, it is a mechanical function on the passenger

Out back, the trunk is massive – the folding roof is closed. The clamshell decklid hinges in a way that allows very access to the luggage compartment. is a divider in the trunk which be lowered (and all luggage below it) for opening the roof. that compartment is latched in its position, trunk space from 10.5 to 6.6 cubic Unlike Volvo’s retractable C70, there is not a means of raising the stowed roof for easier access to luggage. closing the trunk lid, an motor cinches is closed the few millimeters after it has been

As I found out, this few millimeters of trunk cinching is to ensure the decklid is fully with a closure proximity in the trunk latch assembly is required to indicate full closure to facilitate operation of the top. During my week the Eos, the trim piece covers the trunk latch which also holds the sensor in place) came causing an error message on the display admonishing me to close the trunk when I attempted to the top – and again when I attempted to the top. After I identified the as this loose trim I didn’t retract the top again. wasn’t a hardship as I was testing the car on a November week in Oregon and states.

From behind the wheel, the characteristics are those of a boulevardier than a sporty coupe. The DSG transmission seems to start in gear when slowly from a standstill. Flooring the go causes the gearbox to drop to first gear, at which the front tires don’t enough traction cope the torque of the 2.0 liter turbocharged 200 HP and the copious amount of weight the Eos around. On wet pavement, the front happily spin upon even inducing shuddering hop. In a likely bid to counter behavior as well as improve economy, the Eos’ DSG transmission very quickly unless is or manual shifting mode. underway, the Eos’ weight makes itself apparent braking, as the car just didn’t to slow down as quickly as from a given speed. visibility out the back wasn’t for maneuvering in parking lots, the incredibly tight turning made it easy to negotiate spaces.

Once in motion, the Eos maintains composure when in an even, consistent manner. It do a lot of shaking or rattling (at least not the top up). If driven aggressively, the composure quickly unravels. The Eos is to spin front tires and the body rolls, and all of the extra associated with the folding mechanism and body stiffening make themselves felt.

2014 Volkswagen Eos

many aspects of the Eos failed to me, I was totally impressed by the roof. The hardtop has a large integrated sunroof which can tilt at the to vent, and from that can motor open. The sun shining in the sunroof can be blocked by a shade matches the headliner, which retracts into the rear section when you want in the car. A wind deflector is into the windshield header and can be when the sunroof or convertible top is

Retracting the hardtop starts by the sunroof as described above, by the rear decklid opening at the of the C-pillar. The sunroof, rear section, and rear windshield all into the trunk, and the roof rails (which stretch the top of the A-pillar to the top of the  C-pillar) motor way into surprisingly long compartments which stretch the trunk all the way to the trailing edge of the door openings- those storage compartments explain why the seat is so narrow. With all of hardware stowed, the rear motors back in place, and the is ready to roll.  Operation of the top is at around 25 seconds; with the top there is a noticeable reduction in and a noticeable shift in weight toward the rear of the car.

The EPA the Volkswagen Eos at 22/30/25 MPG city/highway/combined. On a 200 trip from Seattle to at an average speed of 52 MPH, I saw an consumption of 28.9 MPG as indicated by the computer. Over my entire and 630 miles with the Eos, was 26.9 MPG, with an speed of 34.9 MPH.

While I didn’t find Eos to be she is well-engineered and nicely put together. She may not be in her when when hurrying tight corners, but you’ll be to enjoy her company while you have the time for a relaxed in the sunshine – and she’ll keep you and dry in poorer weather.

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Author: Kevin

As Autosavant’s resident Swedophile, has an acute affinity for Saabs, a mild case of Volvo-itis as Aside from covering Saab-related news for Autosavant, also reviews cars and industry news. His “Great series, with maps and included, is a reader favorite.

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