Consumers' Favorites: Best 2011 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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.

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

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.