Best Convertibles of 2024 and 2025

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The Edmunds experts test convertible contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best Convertibles

These mainstream drop-tops come in quite a few flavors, from small, sporty two-seaters to SUVs with seating for five and off-road chops. There's a match for every lifestyle and budget.

1st
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF takes one of the most engaging convertibles on the road and adds a folding hardtop for more security, more insulation from outside noise and temperature, and a distinctive coupelike look. Read full review

MSRP
$35,750 - $38,950
Combined MPG
29 - 30
2nd
Redesigned in 2016

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Mazda MX-5 Miata

If you love to drive and you're looking for a car that makes you feel connected to the road, start your search with the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Lively and engaging, the Miata is a joy to drive at any speed. You'll also like its fuss-free soft top and relatively affordable price. Read full review


MSRP
$28,050 - $33,550
Combined MPG
29 - 30
3rd
Redesigned in 2015

Ford Mustang

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
About Ford Mustang

The Mustang convertible is an impressive effort from Ford. Base Mustangs are accessible to a wide range of drivers, and V8 models deliver pulse-quickening performance while maintaining enough civility for daily use. Read full review


MSRP
$33,270 - $48,865
Combined MPG
23

Best Luxury convertibles

The luxury class lets you enjoy the open air in comfort with seating for up to five and usable cargo space. Expect lots of upscale features and advanced technology.

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Look past the controversially styled grille and you'll find that the 4 Series convertible is actually pretty pleasant and engaging to drive. The 430i has plenty of thrust to scoot around, and the six-cylinder of the M440i is truly special. Read full review

MSRP
$58,100 - $71,550
Combined MPG
25 - 28
Redesigned in 2022

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Edmunds Rating
7.5/10
About Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The C-Class convertible is one of the top models in its class, featuring lots of optional extras, high-class interior details and sleek styling sure to catch almost anyone's eye. Read full review


MSRP
$57,250 - $90,000
Combined MPG
19 - 24

Best Luxury sport convertibles

These premium convertibles are sports cars with seating meant for two and little room for luggage. They're about speed and handling, and their pedigree comes at a price.

1st
The Porsche 911 is the product of relentless evolution. Its rear engine placement is unique in the motoring world, and with the top down you get even more of that sweet flat-six soundtrack. Read full review

MSRP
$127,200 - $243,200
Combined MPG
16 - 20
2nd
Redesigned in 2022

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The latest SL is better to drive than ever thanks to a powerful V8 engine, standard all-wheel drive, and a well-tuned suspension. The interior is comfortable and well appointed, though storage is limited, even by convertible standards. Read full review


MSRP
$109,900 - $183,000
Combined MPG
16
3rd
Redesigned in 2021

BMW M4

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About BMW M4

There are plenty of fast, luxurious convertibles out there, and the BMW 8 Series is elevated even among this illustrious competition. In its base form, the 8 Series is a fleet-footed and amiable cruiser that has no problem tackling a set of switchbacks. More powerful versions dial up the performance aspect even further. Read full review


MSRP
$93,300
Combined MPG
18

Best Exotic sport convertibles

Welcome to the cutting edge of performance, where handling and acceleration are top priorities. Exceptional attention to detail also sets these dream rides apart from the crowd.

1st
Both mind-bending speed and transcontinental comfort are hallmarks of the BMW M8 convertible. Especially in its 617-horsepower Competition trim, the M8's breadth of abilities never ceases to impress. Read full review

MSRP
$148,800
Combined MPG
17
2nd
Redesigned in 2017

Audi R8

Edmunds Rating
7.3/10
About Audi R8

Boasting motorsports-derived construction and a gloriously high-revving, naturally aspirated V10 that's mounted behind the cabin, the Audi R8 ticks every box on the exotic car desirability checklist. It's also surprisingly easy and comfortable to drive. Read full review


MSRP
$171,000 - $222,100
Combined MPG
15 - 17
3rd
Redesigned in 2019

Aston Martin Vantage

Edmunds Rating
7.1/10
About Aston Martin Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage draws you in with the allure of exclusivity, powerful styling and a rich history. It's occasionally riotous fun and occasionally special and luxurious. But the Vantage never feels like a cohesive package, and it lacks the direction and refinement that all of its main rivals possess in spades. Read full review


MSRP
$155,100 - $179,800
Combined MPG
20

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FAQ

What are the best convertibles on the market?

For delivering the kind of pure enjoyment that makes you want to get behind the wheel, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is our top-rated convertible. If you're looking for an open air cruiser with premium comfort and features, we recommend the BMW 4 Series. And for maximum performance, try the Porsche 911, our pick for the best high-end convertible sports car. Learn more

What is the top-rated convertible for 2019?

The Mazda Miata was already our top-rated convertible, but for 2019 it received a handful of tweaks that made it even better. It's not the most practical car, but the Miata received high marks for delivering pure driving enjoyment. 2019 was also the final year of the last generation Chevrolet Corvette, another Edmunds top-rated pick. We'll miss the convertible model's handling prowess, powerful V8, and available manual transmission. Learn more

What is the top-rated convertible for 2018?

In 2018, the Mazda Miata was our top-rated convertible for its pure, fun-to-drive character and no-fuss convertible roof. The Miata delivers affordable, accessible thrills. Our top-rated luxury convertible for 2018 was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a comfortable drop-top big on comfort and technology features. A range of powerful engines are available to turn up the excitement. Learn more

What are the best used convertibles to buy?

Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for used convertible. Among lightly used minivans likely to be available via CPO programs, we like the Mazda Miata. The Miata is a small car that's big on driving enjoyment. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is our top pick for a used luxury convertible, and if you're looking for more power we recommend the Chevrolet Corvette. Learn more

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