Ford Mustang Convertible Is Tops With Consumers, Study Finds
- The Ford Mustang is the convertible model of choice across all 50 states, according to a new study by Experience Automotive.
- The Chrysler Sebring, which is no longer in production, came in 2nd place.
- The Mazda Miata MX-5, BMW 3 Series and Chevrolet Corvette convertibles rounded out the top-five list.
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois — The Ford Mustang is the convertible model of choice across all 50 states, according to a new study by Experience Automotive.
The Chrysler Sebring, which is no longer in production, came in 2nd place.
The study also found that convertible buyers "tend to have a higher education and were more affluent than the average new-car buyer."
Findings show that 23 percent of all convertibles in the U.S. were registered in either California or Florida, followed by Texas, New York and Illinois.
The study, which looked at statistics for the first quarter of 2014, found that more than 72 percent of all consumers purchasing a convertible were older than 45, while only 60 percent of average new-car buyers were of the same age.
Nearly 52 percent of consumers purchasing a convertible did not have a child in the household.
There were 4.5 million convertibles on U.S. roads in the first quarter of 2014.
Edmunds says: The Ford Mustang wins the convertible popularity contest — at least according to one measure.