Consumers' Favorites: Best Convertible


With 23.2 percent of the vote, the Porsche Boxster, a perennial favorite of high-performance roadster enthusiasts, roared away from the pack. Taking a distant 2nd at 8.5 percent was the speedy Chevrolet Corvette, while the affable Mazda Miata was right behind in 3rd with 7.8 percent.

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. 2011 Porsche Boxster

    1. Porsche Boxster

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 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. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

    2. Chevrolet Corvette

    What Edmunds.com says:
    When it comes to performance, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the world's best bargains. A lack of refinement proves you get what you pay for, but since you get a whole lot of old-school American muscle, that should be more than enough for many.

  3. 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    3. 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.

  4. 2012 BMW 1 Series

    4. BMW 1 Series

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Its styling won't suit everyone, but the 2012 BMW 1 Series undeniably offers a very appealing combination of performance and refinement in either coupe or convertible form.

  5. 2012 BMW 3 Series

    5. BMW 3 Series

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Although its new exterior design looks predictable instead of adventurous, the 2012 BMW 3 Series continues to be one of the best entry-level luxury cars you can buy.

  6. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

    6. Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK carries on its predecessor's strengths, while improving in a number of areas to make it an even more desirable luxury convertible.

  7. 2012 Ford Mustang

    7. Ford Mustang

    What Edmunds.com says:
    In any of its iterations, the 2012 Ford Mustang lineup represents the best pony car you can buy today.

  8. 2011 BMW Z4

    8. 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.

  9. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

    9. Chevrolet Camaro

    What Edmunds.com says:
    For tire-burning power and Hollywood flash, it doesn't get much better than the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro.

  10. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Enjoyable to drive, meticulously built and available in a host of different body styles, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a luxury-car triumph that deserves serious consideration.

  11. 2011 Volvo C70

    11. 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.

  12. 2011 Nissan 370Z

    12. Nissan 370Z

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

  13. 2011 Infiniti G Convertible

    13. Infiniti G Convertible

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Sport-focused, intelligently designed and attractively priced, the 2011 Infiniti G Convertible is an excellent choice for a luxury sport convertible.

  14. 2012 Volkswagen Eos

    14. Volkswagen Eos

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The Volkswagen Eos deserves more consideration than it gets. It offers the features and build quality of a more expensive luxury model, making it a smart choice for drop-top sun seekers.

  15. 2011 Lexus IS 250C

    15. 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.

  16. 2012 Audi TT

    16. Audi TT

    What Edmunds.com says:
    While the 2012 Audi TT might not provide all of the thrills of its rivals, it's still a solid pick thanks to its well-rounded nature.

  17. 2012 MINI Cooper

    17. MINI Cooper

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Thanks to British character and German engineering, the 2012 Mini Cooper is a great pick for a small coupe or convertible.

  18. 2012 FIAT 500

    18. FIAT 500

    What Edmunds.com says:
    We'll have to wait and see about its reliability, but the 2012 Fiat 500 is yet another stylish subcompact that proves that small can be cool.

  19. 2012 Chrysler 200

    19. 2012 Chrysler 200

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Chrysler 200 convertible is a good, spacious choice among midsize drop tops, but its 200 sedan sibling faces tougher competition and is thus less appealing.

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