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Volkswagen Eos convertible (2006-2014) - Practicality & boot space

The Volkswagen Eos offers plenty of space up front but boot is small

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Volkswagen Eos Cabriolet interior space and storage

Inside the Eos, there's more room than you might expect from a coupe, and all-round visibility is good. Although it’s a bit of a squeeze getting in, there’s space for adults in the rear seats for shorter trips, but headroom is restricted with the sloping roof in place and your average-sized adult won’t want to be stuck back there for very long unless the roof is down.

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There are plenty of useful cubbies and storage spaces dotted around the cabin, so finding a place for the usual essentials shouldn’t be a problem.

Volkswagen Eos boot space

The boot isn’t a strong point for the Eos. At just 205 litres, it's smaller than rivals such as the Renault Megane CC and Peugeot 308 CC. What’s more, is it's only really suitable for small bags, as the load space is awkwardly shaped and larger items can get trapped under the roof mechanism.

With the roof up, boot space is a quite generous 380 litres – but you can’t rely on that amount of space if there’s a chance you may need to fold the roof down during your journey, and let’s face it, there’s almost always a chance of that in the UK. When the Eos was facelifted, Volkswagen introduced the option to lower or raise the roof remotely with the key fob, which can be useful considering it takes a relatively lengthy 25 seconds.

Volkswagen Eos towing

All Volkswagen Eos models are capable of towing a maximum braked weight of 1,500kg. This beats the 750kg managed by the Renault Megane CC and the 1,400kg managed by most of the models in the Peugeot 308 CC range.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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