Consumers' Favorites: Best Convertible


With 14.3 percent of the vote, the victory goes to the Porsche Boxster, a perennial favorite of high-performance enthusiasts. Just a nose behind with 13.8 percent is the Ford Mustang, now with an all-new V6 that makes it a much different beast than before, a thriller versus a snoozer. At 9.5 percent, 3rd place goes to the handsomely sculpted BMW Z4 with its retractable hardtop.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. Porsche Boxster

    1. Porsche Boxster

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Porsche Boxster is one of the most desirable roadsters on the market. It's wise to be conservative with the options list, though, or you may find yourself missing an arm or a leg.

  2. Ford Mustang

    2. Ford Mustang

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The revitalized 2011 Ford Mustang looks to be the best pony car on the market.

  3. BMW Z4

    3. BMW Z4

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Sleek styling, a high-class interior and plenty of performance combine to make the 2011 BMW Z4 one of the most desirable luxury roadsters available.

  4. Mazda MX-5 Miata

    4. Mazda MX-5 Miata

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Mazda Miata maintains its position as one of the all-time great roadsters, mixing refinement and excitement in an affordable, compact package.

  5. Chevrolet Corvette

    5. Chevrolet Corvette

    What Edmunds.com says:
    When it comes to performance, the base model of the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the world's best bargains. The Corvette Z06 has one of the world's best engines, while the ZR1 is one of the world's best sports cars, period. The Corvette's only disappointment is an interior that doesn't live up to the rest of the car.

  6. BMW 3 Series

    6. BMW 3 Series

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Even entering the sixth year of its present generation, the 2011 BMW 3 Series remains the best entry-level luxury sedan you can buy.

  7. Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

    7. Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

    What Edmunds.com says:
    While Mercedes convertibles have always offered luxury, solidity and brand cachet, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class does them one better by being a driver's car.

  8. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    8. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Enjoyable to drive, offering superior quality and available in a host of different body styles, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a luxury-car triumph that deserves serious consideration.

  9. Nissan 370Z

    9. Nissan 370Z

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Affordable high-performance sports cars don't get any better than the 2011 Nissan 370Z.

  10. Volvo C70

    10. Volvo C70

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Volvo C70 boasts a retractable hardtop, a luxurious interior and a smooth ride, though its middling performance means some competitors will leave it behind.

  11. Infiniti G37

    11. Infiniti G37

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Sport-focused, intelligently designed and attractively priced, the 2010 Infiniti G37 is an excellent choice for an entry-level luxury sport sedan, coupe or convertible.

  12. Audi TT

    12. Audi TT

    What Edmunds.com says:
    For those interested in a little sport coupe or convertible that offers luxury, style and all-weather traction, the 2011 Audi TT won't disappoint. However, those in search of a true sports car should probably look elsewhere.

  13. Lexus IS 250C/350C

    13. Lexus IS 250C/350C

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Lexus IS 250 C delivers high levels of comfort and refinement in a hardtop convertible, but not without a few compromises.

  14. Volkswagen Eos

    14. Volkswagen Eos

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Volkswagen Eos is tailor-made for easygoing sun worshippers thanks to its retractable hardtop and built-in sunroof. As long as you don't require driving excitement, this premium VW deserves a close look.

  15. BMW 1 Series

    15. BMW 1 Series

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Its styling won't suit everyone, but the 2011 BMW 1 Series undeniably offers a very appealing combination of performance and refinement in either coupe or convertible form.

  16. Mini Cooper

    16. Mini Cooper

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Thanks to British character and German engineering, the 2011 Mini Cooper is a great pick for a small coupe or convertible.

  17. Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider

    17. Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The dearth of similarly priced convertibles makes the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder worth a look. The Eclipse coupe, however, just can't keep up with the latest sport coupes and hot hatches.

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