Best Convertible Cars of 2024 and 2025

The Edmunds experts test convertible car 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
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
$41,945 - $51,515
Combined MPG
17 - 26
3rd
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
$28,985 - $35,205
Combined MPG
29 - 30
4th
Lively handling and seemingly endless personalization options make the Mini Convertible one of today's most exciting small cars. But this Mini is also pricey compared to its rivals, and its athletic character comes with a bumpy ride. Read full review

MSRP
$35,700 - $44,900
Combined MPG
27 - 31

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
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
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 - 22
3rd
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
4th
The 8 Series convertible excels at long highway journeys. It has a well-constructed interior and a sublimely comfortable ride. It'll entertain you on a curvy back road and keep up with the competition when you leave a set of stoplights, but this Bimmer simply excels at long-distance comfort. Read full review

MSRP
$100,500 - $116,000
Combined MPG
19 - 24
5th
The BMW Z4 is a top competitor in a limited field. Anyone interested in some smile-inducing top-down motoring should definitely take one for a warm-weather test drive. Read full review

MSRP
$53,600 - $66,300
Combined MPG
26 - 28
6th
Loud, raucous and not particularly practical, the Jaguar F-Type roadster remains a captivating indulgence. Its gorgeous shape and proportions are among the best on the road and help compensate for its shortcomings in cabin space and overall comfort. Read full review

MSRP
$79,900 - $115,000
Combined MPG
18 - 19

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.

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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
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