Best Convertible Cars of 2019

Do you like driving on a summery day with the wind in your hair? Or is making heads turn more your thing? Whatever be the reason, this summer does call for a little bit of fun. And what better way to enjoy the warm summery sunshine than to drive down the city in a convertible, with the top down, and humming your favourite tune? While convertible cars have been a favourite with the British since forever, we think the rest of the world could also use a leaf out of their page and get a feel of these beauties when the weather is just perfect. From soft-top manual convertibles to hard-top folding convertibles, this segment has indeed come a long way. Even in terms of budget, this market is no longer monopolised by the likes of Bentley, Aston Martin and Mercedes. Many affordable brands like Chevrolet and Renault have entered this segment and made convertibles accessible to a large number of people.
1.       Chevrolet Corvette: When we said there are some non-luxury brands turning out great convertible cars, we were not joking. The Corvette enters our list as one of the best convertibles in the market today. It is equipped with 755-horsepower and is part of the seventh generation introduced in 2014. For this price, its performance is unbeatable, as is the generous cargo space and driving comfort.
2.       Ford Mustang: Another classic convertible, this one makes it to our list of the best because of its super reasonable price point (starting at $26,395) and a powerful 2.3L, 4-cylinder engine that guarantees superior performance for a long time. The transmission is manual, which averages its performance out at 21-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. The top of the line 2019 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible, priced at $44,855, is powered by a 5.0L, 8-cylinder engine and a manual transmission that returns an EPA of approximately 14-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway.
3.       Mazda MX-5: This rear-drive, two-seater beauty is a great car to drive in, roof down or not. This series has witnessed incredible success in the last 25 years. Naturally, this version is being received with major expectations. And we are happy to report that it does not disappoint. It is smaller, 100kg lighter and much more efficient than its predecessors. The electric hard-topped MX-5 RF makes it very easy to fold the roof down, while the boot and cabin offer more space, despite the car’s smaller footprint on the road.
4.        MINI Convertible: Any list on convertible cars is incomplete without this small wonder. A fan-favourite since ages, the newer models have retained the safety, comfort and power-packed performance of the original models. While it is a tad bit pricier than the others we have mentioned so far, the speed, thrill and efficiency its 3 engines give is totally worth it. Its classy interiors and multiple options for customisation only add to its charm.

5. Porsche 718 Boxster: The ultimate splurge vehicle for all convertible-lovers is here. Starting prices are around $58000 for the new GTS model, which is part of the 4th Boxster generation. The handling is on another level of preciseness, and its heavy-duty 4-cylinder turbo engines make sure your drive is no less thrilling or safe than you would expect. This dream machine is equipped with one of the best dual clutch transmissions which only add to your driving experience. An added plus is that it takes only 10 seconds to fold the roof.
These were our top picks for you, if spending the summer in a stylish convertible is what you are looking at. Choose the best one from your budget and get set for the drive of your dreams!

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