2016 Volkswagen Eos vs 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet

Driving a convertible is a dream for many, as cruising with the top down is the very symbol of freedom and luxury. We don’t necessarily need transportation that opens up to the elements, and it isn’t even always practical, but this seems to be the formula for a vehicle that serves as a status symbol. Still, everyone wants to be smart with their money, which means the search for an affordable convertible to provide some balance to your purchase makes sense. It only makes sense to consider the differences between the 2016 Volkswagen Eos vs 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet, with the former having a lower price tag as an outgoing model, and the latter having the luxury badging that allows you to keep up with the Jones’. There are actually a variety of similarities between the two models that may have you opting for the lower ticket price.

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2016 Volkswagen Eos vs 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet
$31,995 MSRP $36,600
2.0-liter Turbo Four Engine Options 1.8-liter or 2.0-liter Turbo Four
200 horsepower Base Horsepower 170 Horsepower
207 pound-feet Base Torque 200 pound-feet

Reasons to drive off in a 2016 Volkswagen Eos

When it comes to being practical, it’s true the 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet earns better fuel economy figures, both with the smaller 1.8-liter engine and the 2.0-liter upgrade. Still, the numbers aren’t so significant that you’ll be rolling in the dough by saving at the pump, and the 1.8-liter engine has earned some complaints for feeling underpowered. Cargo capacity for both vehicles is also not significantly different and interior space is almost identical. All this said, the differences mainly come down to pricing and features.

The 2016 Volkswagen Eos is significantly less expensive than the Audi A3 Cabriolet, but it still comes with the features most drivers desire. Both models have impressive powertrains that pair with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for smooth gear shifts. Acceleration figures are also similar for the base models, with the Eos having an estimated 0-60 time of 7 seconds compared to the Audi A3’s 7.4 second time. Of course, the A3 with the 2.0-liter engine is much faster at 5.9 seconds, but it also comes in at a higher cost.

Standard features in the Volkswagen Eos include the power folding hardtop, panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth, touchscreen navigation, Car-net, dual-zone climate control, V-Tex leatherette, heated and 12-way power adjustable front seat, a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, and heated side mirrors and washer nozzles. Many of these features are similar in the 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet, but navigation and power-adjustable and heated seats are both options only available in higher trims. As an outgoing model, there is only the Komfort trim level available for the Eos, but it’s a well-stocked option.

If you think the 2016 Volkswagen Eos may be the right choice for you, stop be New Century Volkswagen or give us a call to find out how you can get the keys to one before it’s off the market.

2016 VW Eos in Bronze Color Option
2016 Volkswagen Eos  V-Tex Leatherette Upholstery
2016 VW Eos Interior
2016 VW Eos Infotainment

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