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2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Volkswagen Eos

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2016 Volkswagen Eos
2016 Ford Mustang
          The 2016 Ford Mustang: born and raised on the track.

Awards

Why did KBB.com name the 2016 Ford Mustang the Best High Performance Car in its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards? Because it's "among the rare breed of performance cars that lets you burn rubber without burning down your life savings." We couldn't agree more1.
The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Mustang has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.

Efficiency

this a test. If you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 1 between the 2016 Ford Mustang3 and the 2016 Volkswagen Eos4 on the highway. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas5.
2016 Ford MustangFoo2016 Volkswagen Eos313epa estimated highway mpg304

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2016 Ford Mustang6, the answer is yes. On the 2016 Volkswagen Eos, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2016 Ford Mustang7, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2016 Volkswagen Eos.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2016 Ford Mustang7. Want it on the 2016 Volkswagen Eos? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the optional Rear Parking Aid on the 2016 Ford Mustang6 can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Volkswagen Eos, which doesn't have a rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford MustangFoo2016 Volkswagen Eosstandard6hid headlightsstandard7leather seatingstandard7premium sound systemoptional6rear parking aid

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2016 Ford Mustang8, with 55 more horses in braking power per ton than 2016 Volkswagen Eos4, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
Reap the powerful advantages of the 2016 Ford Mustang's9 more than 400 horsepower: better performance and towing, and even better fuel economy. Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2016 Ford Mustang9, boasting 326 more horses and 119 more horses per ton than the 2016 Volkswagen Eos4.
You're in complete control with a manual transmission, standard on the 2016 Ford Mustang6, but not on the 2016 Volkswagen Eos.
The 2016 Ford Mustang's9 increased torque - 4299 lb.-ft. vs. 2074 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Ford MustangVS2016 Volkswagen Eos1908Braking Power Per Ton13545269Horsepower20042338Horsepower Per Ton1144standard6Manual Transmission4299Torque2074

Safety

The 2016 Ford Mustang's7 optional active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, providing a little more peace of mind. Want that extra security on the Eos? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't even an option on the 2016 Volkswagen Eos.
The extra protection of front head airbag comes standard on the 2016 Ford Mustang6, but it's not even an option on the 2016 Volkswagen Eos.
When it comes to airbags, Ford safety experts say the more, the merrier, so on the 2016 Ford Mustang6, there's a rear head airbag standard. Not so in the 2016 Volkswagen Eos.
2016 Ford MustangVS2016 Volkswagen Eosoptional7Blind Spot Monitoring Systemstandard6Front Head Airbag
standard6Rear Head Airbag

Technical

Get the increased traction, acceleration and braking power of the 2016 Ford Mustang's6 rear-wheel drive.
2016 Ford MustangVS2016 Volkswagen Eoshas6Rear Driven Wheels

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 25 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2016 Ford Mustang3 will keep you on the road longer than the 2016 Volkswagen Eos4.
No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2016 Ford Mustang's6 increased storage volume means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.
The 2016 Ford Mustang's6 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 6 inches' worth.
2016 Ford MustangVS2016 Volkswagen Eos3753Estimated Combined Tank Range3504136Storage Volume641076Wheelbase1014

Pricing

The 2016 Ford Mustang6 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 3 years longer than the 2016 Volkswagen Eos4 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Ford Mustang's6 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2016 Volkswagen Eos4.
2016 Ford MustangVS2016 Volkswagen Eos56Corrosion Warranty2456Roadside Assistance34
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1 - Learn more at http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/best-cto-high-performance-car/

2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

3 - 2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Fastback EcoBoost

4 - 2016 Volkswagen Eos 2dr Conv Komfort

5 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm)

6 - 2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Fastback V6

7 - 2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Fastback EcoBoost Premium

8 - 2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Fastback GT

9 - 2016 Ford Mustang 2dr Fastback Shelby GT350