Convertibles

These affordable 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, just as long as you want the wind in your hair.
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Redesigned in 2016

Mazda MX-5 Miata

MSRP
$26,830 - $32,295
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
29 - 30
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
1
Redesigned in 2017

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

MSRP
$33,045 - $35,050
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
29 - 30
2021 Ford Mustang
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Redesigned in 2015

Ford Mustang

MSRP
$32,655 - $45,620
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
23


Luxury convertibles

Luxury convertibles let you enjoy the open air in comfort while offering seating for up to five people and usable trunks. Expect lots of creature comforts and advanced technology features.
Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Redesigned in 2021

BMW 4 Series

MSRP
$53,300 - $66,200
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 28
Redesigned in 2015

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

MSRP
$54,700 - $85,600
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 26

Luxury sport convertibles

Go fast, get sun: Luxury sport convertibles are sports cars with seating meant for two and little room for luggage. These cars are about speed and handling, and their pedigree comes at a price.
1
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche 911

MSRP
$112,000 - $216,300
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 20
2
Redesigned in 2019

BMW 8 Series

MSRP
$94,400 - $109,400
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 25
3
Introduced in 2021

Lexus LC 500 Convertible

MSRP
$101,100
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
18



Exotic sport convertibles

These otherworldly convertibles are on the cutting edge of performance, putting handling and acceleration first and foremost. Exceptional attention to detail also sets them apart from the crowd.
Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Introduced in 2020

BMW M8

MSRP
$139,500
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
Redesigned in 2017

Audi R8

MSRP
$154,900 - $208,100
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 17



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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 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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