Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 30 - 58 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Residual values are looking pretty good, so you should get a large chunk of your money you shelled out back after three years/60,000 miles and most versions should hold in the region of 45 per cent of their original values. All engines offer decent fuel economy (as you'd expect the diesel is especially good) and insurance ratings start at group 8, which is very reasonable.

Volkswagen dealer servicing and parts do tend to be pricey though.

The Eos scores quite well on the eco front with the 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines the pick of the range for efficiency. The TSI averages 43mpg and emits 154g/km of CO2 while the TDI model is capable of 50mpg and puts out 148g/km of CO2. But the greenest model is the Bluemotion Technology 1.4 TSI which emits 144g/km of CO2 and returns 46mpg.

The Eos not only looks stylish, but feels it too. Interior quality is similar to that of the recent Golf and Passat: solid and precise. Volkswagen promises that Eos will be "free from rattling noises as long as it's on the road", which is quite a claim. Especially so for a convertible, as these tend to become rattly faster than hatchbacks and saloons.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £125 - £330
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Insurance group 15 - 36
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