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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

In official Euro NCAP crash tests, the Eos was awarded four stars out of a possible five, average rather than class-leading. In addition to a strong windscreen surround, in the event of the car rolling over, with the roof down, rear roll bars will pop up in 0.25 seconds. Safety features include dual front, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability programme, ABS and Isofix child seat mounting points.

All cars have an immobiliser and remote central locking.

With the roof up there's an adequate amount of bootspace and more than enough room for the weekly shop, but it's not exceptional. However, the boot area is flawed - the shape of the opening requires you to lean into the boot slightly, which is awkward, and with the roof down, items can get trapped underneath. It needs to be raised again to remove larger items, which is annoying and time consuming.

Vauxhall's TwinTop raises the folded roof slightly at the push of a button, to solve this problem. The roof itself is an exquisite piece of precision engineering and folds neatly away. It does take around 25 seconds though - which can seem much longer in a sudden downpour.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Eos (06-14).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Individual equipment

Individual standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Individual optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Space saver spare wheel

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
S optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating

The Volkswagen Eos (06-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.