Stop by your nearest Advance Auto Parts store. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078. Model value: The Volkswagen Eos remains a fantastic bargain of a convertible. It gives the Eos plenty of performance, while offering decent fuel economy, which is estimated at 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The front seat was spacious enough for my 5-foot-5 self in both headroom and legroom.
On the highway is where the Volkswagen Eos' strengths add up. For 2014, Eos is offered in three trim levels: Komfort, Sport and Executive. Cargo space is limited--in part because of the neat folding top--but you can carve out a few extra cubic feet by flipping up a movable trunk liner and leaving the top up. Only the much smaller Mini Cooper Convertible affords less, with just 6 cubic feet. Cleverly engineered into that top is a power sunroof, which adds to the car's unique functionality. Visibility is poor to the rear thanks to fixed outboard head restraints, a narrow back window and thick rear pillars. The Volkswagen Eos is the sensible brown loafer in a closet full of shiny pumps.
It may sound like a competitive amount of space when expressed as volume, but the way the Eos' trunk is designed prevents it from holding anything other than small items when the top is down. Vehicle computer system must be reset, contact your service specialist. The recall began March 16, 2018. Manual Description In this section you'll find information about, checking the vehicle battery electrolyte level , charging, replacing, disconnecting, and connecting vehicle battery , the standard Volt vehicle battery is part of vehicle electrical system. Installing the aforementioned windscreen turns the four-seater into a two-seater. A pop-up head protection system in the Eos, which automatically deploys when the car senses a rollover is imminent, is a standout in this more cost-conscious end of the convertible market—employing a host of sensors to deploy just before it's needed, when a rollover is anticipated. I drove the Komfort model; Sport and Executive trims have a lowered ride height and a sport suspension.
In a class of overweight convertibles, the Eos is one of the lightest, at 3,500 pounds; and it handles that way. And, there's a Sport trim that's packaged attractively for an affordable price. The most impressive thing is the power-retractable hard top, though it's not without faults. Fast-forward six years, and driving the Eos is like opening a time capsule: Apart from a light refresh in 2012, it hasn't changed much. When I first tested Volkswagen's hardtop convertible in 2007, it won me over with its peppy power and seamless power-retractable top.
The car's trunk lid pivots backward quite a bit to swallow the pieces; you might bump something behind the car if there's not enough clearance. Check terminal polarity before connecting cables, both positive and negative cables are black. Always keep children away battery acid, working on the batteries or the electrical system in your vehicle can cause serious acid, burns, fires, explosions, or electrical shocks, and safety precautions before working on the batteries electrical system. The amount of space needed to house the folding hardtop means a lot of the actual space is off-limits for cargo. Our Policies: , , , , , , and. Enjoy reliable starting power with no maintenance every season.
The Eos handles with more finesse than its relaxed boulevard-cruiser looks imply. Some road noise is present, but it's actually less than you'll find in a number of sporty coupes--and far better, of course, than other convertibles. Stop by your nearest Advance Auto Parts store. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions on this website. When disconnecting the batteries from the vehicle electrical system, always disconnect, the negative cable - first and then positive cable + , always switch off all electrical consumers before reconnecting 12 Volt batteries, reconnect the plus cable + first and then the negative cable -.
Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. Transitioning from coupe to convertible is really one of the things the Eos does best. Don't want to bother with installing your Autocraft Gold battery? Learn more about which battery is best for your Volkswagen when you view your. The only child-safety seat that fits well is a booster. The imitation leather seats called V-Tex look and feel high-quality, and there are standard heated seats for the driver and front passenger. A stylish combination of sporty performance and a three-way folding hardtop means the Eos can be a top-down convertible or a weather-proof coupe with a large sunroof for year-round entertainment. Forward visibility was fine for me, but taller drivers might find themselves with too much of the headliner in view.
Pricing may prove a sticking point for some shoppers, though; as the base Eos starts just a few thousand dollars higher than where you'd think it might be in the market. Autocraft Gold batteries are engineered with PowerFrame grid technology, a stronger and more durable positive grid technology. The Eos Lux has been discontinued for 2014. Design-wise, the 2014 Volkswagen Eos is about as conservative as you can get with a convertible. Duracell is a registered trademark of Duracell U. Recall Date 2018-05-16 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Temperatures around °F 0 °C , battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead lead components, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer reproductive harm, ultraviolet rays may damage battery housing.