Sporty and fun-to-drive, the convertible is the perfect car for warm summer days. There’s just no feeling quite like having the top down and the wind in your hair as you drive along on a sunny afternoon.
At Cartelligent, we help thousands of clients each year find the right car for their lifestyle. For this post, we’ve compiled a list of our top-selling convertibles.
10. Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
Why we love it: With its stylish curves, agile handling and distinctive engine roar, the Jaguar F-TYPE instantly established itself as one of the most distinctive cars on the market today. The soft-top convertible can be raised or lowered in just 12 seconds and at speeds of up to 30 mph. The F-TYPE Convertible is offered with a 340-hp or 380-hp supercharged V6, and with a 550-hp or 575-hp supercharged V8.
9. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Why we love it: The E-Class Cabriolet provides luxurious amenities, impeccable styling, and a powerful engine. The top retracts in 20 seconds and is crafted from three layers of fabric to provide coupe-like silence in the cabin. The E400 Cabriolet is equipped with a 3.0L biturbo V6; the E550 Cabriolet comes with a more powerful 4.7L biturbo V8.
8. Mazda MX-5 Miata
Why we love it: Starting at just $24,915, the MX-5 Miata is the lowest priced option on our list. The Miata was redesigned for 2016 and comes with an easy-to-fold manual top. All three trims are equipped with a 2.0L SKYACTIV 4-cylinder engine, which combines with the low weight of the vehicle to ensure a sporty drive.
7. Audi A5 Cabriolet
Why we love it: Stylish and sporty, the Audi A5 Cabriolet offers the luxury and technology the brand is known for. The soft-top folds down in 17 seconds, provides solid insulation against temperatures and noise, and actually leaves room in the trunk when it’s folded down. A 2.0 TFSI Sport 4-cylinder engine comes standard.
6. Ford Mustang Convertible
Why we love it: The 2017 Ford Mustang celebrates the 50th anniversary of this legendary automobile. The soft-top retracts automatically and provides good noise insulation. The Mustang Convertible is available with a 3.7L Ti-VCT V6, a 2.3L 4-cylinder EcoBoost, or a 50.L Ti-VCT V8 engine.
5. Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Why we love it: Another icon of motorsports, the 911 celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. The 911 is offered with an automatic soft-top and hard Targa top. Engine choices range from the 370-hp 3.0L Boxer 6 of the 911 Carrera Cabriolet to the 580-hp 3.8L Boxer 6 on the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
4. Audi A3 Cabriolet
Why we love it: Audi’s entry level convertible combines the luxury and drive of the brand with a starting MSRP of $36,600. The acoustic soft-top roof retracts automatically at speeds of up to 31 mph. All trims come standard with a 1.8L TFSI 4-cylinder; a 2.0L TFSI 4-cylinder upgrade is available.
3. BMW 2 Series Convertible
Why we love it: BMW’s entry level convertible has a starting MSRP of $38,650. The soft-top closes automatically in under 20 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph. The 228i comes with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine and a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder is offered on the M235i.
2. MINI Convertible
Why we love it: The iconic MINI is arguably the perfect car for city dwellers and the convertible adds an element of fun for those in warmer climates. Its automatic soft-top roof has a unique half-open setting that gives the feeling of a panoramic sunroof. A 1.5L 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine comes standard; the Cooper S and John Cooper Works models have a 2.0 L 4-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine.
1. BMW 4 Series Convertible
Why we love it: Sleek and stylish, the 4 Series Convertible tops our list. The fully lined hard-top roof lowers in under 20 seconds at speeds of up to 11 mph. The 428i is equipped with a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine and the 435i has a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine.