The Volkswagen Eos made its debut in the 2007 model year as the replacement for the Golf Cabriolet, but unlike the outgoing Cabriolet, the Eos was its own model and had a folding hardtop. In 2012, the Eos underwent its first and only refresh, which gave it an updated cabin, a standard DSG transmission, and a nose job that resulted in its front fascia closely resembling that of the Jetta.
What's New for 2015
The 2015 model year will be the last for the Eos, so VW saw it fit to give it a send-off trim that it dubbed the Final Edition. This Final Edition trim sits in the middle of the lineup and takes the place of the Sport trim from the previous year.
Choosing Your Volkswagen Eos
With the exception of the sportier suspension of the Final Edition model, the entire 2015 Eos lineup is mechanically identical. They all feature a 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Likewise, the entire Eos lineup makes use of Volkswagen's six-speed automated transmission that delivers power to the front wheels.
Choosing the right Eos depends on the equipment you desire. There are three trim levels, each with plenty of features:
Knowing that the Eos is in its final year, we'd spend the extra $3,000 for the Final Edition. Not only does it offer more standard features, it's also more likely to have added collectible cachet in the future.
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