Top Safety Pick

2009 Volkswagen Eos

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible

2009 Volkswagen Eos 2-door convertible
2007 Volkswagen Eos shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2-door convertible

The Volkswagen Eos was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0710
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 5
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0710
Head
HIC-15 271
Peak gs at hard contact 72
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.9
Femur force - right (kN) 3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.65
Maximum tibia index - right 0.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 90

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2007-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2-door convertible with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

The Volkswagen Eos was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with door removed, showing the side airbag, pop-up rollover bars, and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.

Smeared yellow and red greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was hit by the interior side trim.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0706
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0706
Head HIC-15 128
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 47
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 50
Average deflection (mm) 39
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.91
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.84
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3
Combined force (kN) 5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 90
A-P moment (Nm) 34

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0706
Head HIC-15 205
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.9
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.71
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 1.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 159
A-P moment (Nm) 25

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-16 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 24
Distance below top of head (mm) -1
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.9
Head contact time (ms) 61
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 65
Max neck tension (N) 525

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted