Consumers' Favorites: Best Convertible


Echoing last year's results, the top three were all sports cars with very distinct personalities. Taking 1st with an impressive 24.4 percent of the votes, the midengine Porsche Boxster remains a favorite of high-performance roadster fans. At 9.6 percent, a distant 2nd fell to the powerful and speedy Chevrolet Corvette, while the sprightly and amiable Mazda Miata was right behind it in 3rd with 8.4 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. Porsche Boxster

    1. Porsche Boxster

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Although the 2012 Porsche Boxster represents the end of the current generation, it still remains one of the best roadsters on the road.

  2. 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. Mazda MX-5 Miata

    3. Mazda MX-5 Miata

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Mazda Miata maintains its position as one of the all-time great roadsters, mixing refinement and excitement in an affordable, compact package.

  4. Audi A5

    4. Audi A5

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Audi A5 proves that beauty can be more than skin deep. With a pleasant driving demeanor, inviting cabin and admirable fuel economy, this sleek coupe is worthy of your attention.

  5. Ford Mustang

    5. 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.

  6. BMW 3 Series

    6. BMW 3 Series

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Although the 3 Series convertible continues on unchanged in the face of the redesigned sedan, it nonetheless remains a well-rounded and highly desirable choice in this segment.

  7. Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

    7. 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.

  8. BMW Z4

    8. BMW Z4

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Sleek styling, a high-class interior and plenty of performance combine to make the 2012 BMW Z4 a highly desirable roadster. Its new base engine for this year makes it even better.

  9. Volvo C70

    9. Volvo C70

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Volvo C70 boasts a retractable hardtop, a luxurious interior and a smooth ride, though its middling performance means some competitors will leave it behind.

  10. Chevrolet Camaro

    10. Chevrolet Camaro (Tie)

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

  11. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Tie)

    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.

  12. Infiniti G37

    12. Infiniti G37 (Tie)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Infiniti G Convertible is sport-focused and attractive, but its miniscule backseat and trunk make it an impractical choice in an already impractical segment.

  13. Volkswagen Eos

    12. Volkswagen Eos (Tie)

    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.

  14. Nissan 370Z

    14. Nissan 370Z

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Affordable high-performance sports cars don't get any better than the 2012 Nissan 370Z.

  15. Mini Cooper

    15. 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.

  16. Lexus IS 250C/350C

    16. Lexus IS 250C/350C

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Lexus IS 250 C delivers high levels of comfort and refinement in a hardtop convertible, but not without a few compromises.

  17. BMW 1 Series

    17. 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.

  18. Audi TT

    18. 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.

  19. Chrysler 200

    19. 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.

  20. Fiat 500

    20. 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.

Comments

  • The Corvette is still the head turner in the crowd. Brand new @55k 438HP and handling up th wazoo it leaves the competition in the dust!

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  • fbtwo fbtwo Posts:

    Chevrolet Corvette is great!

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