Regardless of which cars we love to own or prefer to drive, it’s impossible not to enjoy a drive in a convertible and thinking of owning one. Convertibles can literally open up the world to you! Convertible tops are a type of vehicle top or roof that folds, or retracts. They are usually soft, but recently, some vehicles have been manufactured with hard tops that fold down and can be concealed. Some vehicles come with electric convertible tops, while others come equipped with manual convertible tops. All of this has been done to make Convertibles more practical and desirable.
While not for everyone, convertible cars are admired by almost everyone and have been an essential part of the automotive industry. Convertibles, also known as a cabriolet, or spyder/spider, are cars that can be driven with or without a roof; which means they provide an open-air driving experience and at the same time have the ability to provide a roof when required. A convertible is a car that will strike attraction from other drivers and spectators, and anyone with a faint appreciation of all things beautiful will compliment you, and you’ll feel like a film star!
Convertibles make perfect sense when you drive it on a warm sunny day, with the sun warming your skin and the wind running through your hair. However, you have to know that Convertibles are not the most practical choice and have some disadvantages as well such as: being Noisy, Less trunk space, unsuitable in winters, etc. Nonetheless, they are still widely loved and purchased. Here we provide you a list of some of the best-selling convertible cars. In no particular order:
Mini Convertible is an exceptionally fun car to drive and always feels playful and engaging. Mini Convertible is a compact convertible is available in 3 trims – Cooper, Cooper S and high-performance John Cooper Works. Cooper starts with a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine (134 horsepower, 162 pound-feet of torque) paired with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Cooper S comes with 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (189 hp, 207 lb-ft of torque) and John Cooper Works comes with four-cylinder engine (228 hp, 236 lb-ft of torque). Pricing starts at $27,000 approx.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
This is a driver’s car – Athletic and Sporty and does everything you ask it to do, from quick starts to quick stops. The Miata was redesigned for 2016 and it comes with an manual top that is easy to fold. It comes in 3 trims (Club, Sport and Grand Touring) and all three trims are equipped with a 2.0L SKYACTIV 4-cylinder engine. It is capable of an entertaining performance, is easy to drive and maneuver, with smooth ride quality. The MX-5 strikes just the right balance between driving excitement and creature comforts, and the quickdraw soft top is just more icing on that cake. Pricing starts at $25,000 approx.
Ford Mustang is an icon. It has been redesigned and now has a new front-end design with stylishly modified headlights, grille, lower front fascia and more. It is available in 3 trims – EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium. The base engine in the Mustang is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder which makes 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 is even better and makes 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. With the top down, you can hit the throttle and blaze ahead, accompanied by the fantastic sound of the exhaust. Pricing starts at $32,000 approx.
Audi A3 does an excellent job of combining the luxury and drivability that the brand Audi is best known for. The trim levels are named Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, Bluetooth automatic wipers, and automatic xenon headlights. A3’s power comes from a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Front-wheel-drive 40 TFSI A3 models have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (184 horsepower, 222 pound-feet of torque) and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the All-wheel-drive 45 TFSI A3 models have 4 cylinder engine (228 Horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) and six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission with Quattro Pricing starts $39,000 approx.
BMW 4 Series
The BMW 4 Series is known to combine and offer a great balance of comfort, power, luxury and technology. BMW is renowned for making some of the best world-class sports coupes and convertibles, and with BMW 4 Series has added more weight to its reputation. BMW 4 Series is available in two trims 430i and 440i. The 430i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque), while the 440i uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (326 hp and 332 lb-ft). All 4 Series models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Pricing starts at $48,750 approx.
Many doubt that ‘Convertibles’ and ‘Off-road’ are two words that have nothing to do with each other. However, the Jeep Wrangler changes that perspective. Jeep Wrangler isn’t the traditional kind of Convertible, because it doesn’t just stop at the folding roof, but also allows the windshield and doors to be removed making way for the truest open-air experience possible. With its serious off-road capability and super open-air experience it’s an fantastic convertible SUV that is a favorite among adventurers and off-roaders. Pricing starts from $28,000 approximately.
The list of top best convertibles would be incomplete with mentioning the Chevrolet Corvette. It’s the best yet with superb Power, Steering and handling. The “regular” Corvette comes in standard Stingray and performance-oriented Grand Sport guises. Both are available in three trim levels: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Stingray trims can be paired with an additional Z51 performance package that bridges the gap between the Stingray and the Grand Sport. Above this lie the supercharged Z06 and the supercar-killing ZR1. Pricing starts at $60,400.
Fast, excellent looking and well-equipped Camaro is one of America’s most popular convertibles. All versions of the Camaro use rear-wheel drive. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the Chevrolet Camaro. Despite the low cylinder count, this engine has plenty of torque for quick acceleration. The ZL1 trim’s 650-horsepower V8 engine can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds. When the roads get curvy, this Convertible can keep up with the handling. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, and GM’s OnStar telematics system. Pricing starts at $32,200.
Jaguar F –Type is a great combination of Luxury, grace, and pace with great looks, smooth handling, wonderful balance, and distinctive engine roar. The soft-top Convertible can be raised or lowered in just 12 seconds and at speeds of up to 30 mph. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, 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. Standard features include automatic headlights and wipers, automatic climate control, a 10-speaker audio system an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED running lights, heated mirrors, and automatic tail spoiler. Pricing starts at $68,100 approx.
Porsche 718 Boxster
The Porsche 718 Boxster is the sportiest in its class and certainly satisfies your craving for performance. Hands down it is one of the best convertibles. It is every bit a sports car and could be regarded as the standard for high performance convertibles. There is no better drive on a sunny day than the Porsche 718 Boxster with the top down. It is a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive soft-top convertible sports car that is available in three trims: base, S and GTS, differentiated by the size and output of the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The GTS trim uses a slightly more powerful version of the S engine; output is increased to 365 hp regardless of transmission. Pricing starts at $59,000 approx
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