2011 Volkswagen
GTI 2.0T
vs. 2012 Volkswagen
Eos Komfort

2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort

9.9

starting from

$34,765

Reasons to buy the Volkswagen Eos Komfort

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Moon roof
Standard
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Power seats
Standard
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Has a semi-automatic transmission
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Average top speed
130 mph
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T

8.9

starting from

$24,465

Reasons to buy the Volkswagen GTI 2.0T

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CD player
Standard
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Average-sized back seats
43.2 ft3
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More airbags
6
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Keyless entry
Standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Eos Komfort's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Eos Komfort's power seats; not available on the GTI 2.0T
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Winner: GTI 2.0T
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  • The best price we've seen is $10,300 cheaper (around 30% less), $24,465 vs $34,765
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Very cramped front seats
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 9.9 vs 8.9

Luxury Features

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Eos Komfort
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Volkswagen
GTI 2.0T
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Eos Komfort's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Eos Komfort's power seats; not available on the GTI 2.0T
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the GTI 2.0T; not available on the Eos Komfort
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

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Eos Komfort
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort
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GTI 2.0T
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MSRP $34,765 vs $24,465 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 21 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Eos Komfort
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort
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GTI 2.0T
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Eos Komfort
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Volkswagen
GTI 2.0T
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 6 The GTI 2.0T has a good number of airbags, but the Eos Komfort does not (missing Rear Side, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Eos Komfort
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Horsepower 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the Eos Komfort's semi-automatic transmission and the GTI 2.0T's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Unknown
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs Turbocharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.8 lb/hp vs 15.2 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.8 ft vs 35.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Eos Komfort
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The GTI 2.0T has the usual number of seats, while the Eos Komfort has very few
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Highway driving range 435 miles vs 450 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 10.5 ft3 vs 15.3 ft3 The GTI 2.0T has OK cargo room, while the Eos Komfort has very little
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front seats 49.5 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The GTI 2.0T's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Eos Komfort
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Eos Komfort
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Number of speakers 8 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Not Available vs Standard Rock on in the GTI 2.0T; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Eos Komfort
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

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Eos Komfort
2012 Volkswagen Eos Komfort
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Volkswagen
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs 7.2 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 135 ft vs 133 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 16.2 s @ 91 mph vs 15.5 s @ 94 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.91 g
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Top speed 130 mph vs 125 mph The Eos Komfort's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the GTI 2.0T is just OK

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