Look forward to summer with these convertibles.

Best Convertible Cars | CarMax

A convertible is the ultimate status symbol that allows you to feel the wind in your hair and get a little bit of sunshine at the same time. While you might think a roof-down journey is best suited to warmer climes, there's a place for a convertible in your life no matter where you live.

Whether you're looking for something with V8 power, a sporty runaround, or a compact car that's perfect for summer trips with friends, there's something out there for you. To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the 12 best convertible cars of 2019, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from March 1, 2019, to August 31, 2019.

  1. Ford Mustang
    Best Convertible Cars: Ford Mustang | CarMax
  2. Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Best Convertible Cars: Mazda MX-5 Miata | CarMax
  3. Chevrolet Camaro
    Best Convertible Cars: Chevrolet Camaro | CarMax
  4. Volkswagen Beetle
    Best Convertible Cars: Volkswagen Beetle | CarMax
  5. Mini Cooper
    Best Convertible Cars: Mini Cooper | CarMax
  6. BMW 328
    Best Convertible Cars: BMW 328 | CarMax
  7. Volkswagen EOS
    Best Convertible Cars: Volkswagen EOS | CarMax
  8. BMW 428
    Best Convertible Cars: BMW 428 | CarMax
  9. Fiat 500
    Best Convertible Cars: Fiat 500 | CarMax
  10. Fiat 124 Spider
    Best Convertible Cars: Fiat 124 Spider | CarMax
  11. Audi A5
    Best Convertible Cars: Audi A5 | CarMax
  12. Porsche Boxster
    Best Convertible Cars: Porsche Boxster | CarMax

If the style of a luxury sports car is what you're after, the Porsche Boxster should be at the top of your shopping list. It's a sleek, good looking car that's bound to turn heads, and with a 2.0L engine returning 300 horsepower (2017 Boxster 718 models), it's a fun car to be behind the wheel of too.

If you're not bothered about getting big power from your sporty convertible, consider the Mazda MX-5 Miata or the Fiat 124 Spider. A 2018 MX-5 comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces a respectable 155 horsepower while the hard-top design makes it a really stand-out car, even with the roof up. The Fiat 124 Spider is based on the MX-5 so you'll find a lot of similarities between the two, right down to the light-weight frame.

For muscle car power and a little bit of roar in your life, go for either a Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro. Both have available V8 engines across all model years, which means you'll be treated to a beautiful rumble whenever you have the roof down.

If you'd like a retro look for trips to the beach, the Volkswagen Beetle, Mini Cooper, and the Fiat 500C will tick your boxes. If a more refined style is what you're after, then consider the BMW 328, 428, or the Audi A5—all of these smart convertibles make stylish commuter vehicles during warmer weather.

Choosing the right convertible car ultimately comes down to what you'd look for in any vehicle. Is it space you're after, the ability to take your friends on road trips, or are you just looking for something sporty where you can experience the rumble of a powerful engine? Whatever choice you make, you'll enjoy the feel of the wind in your hair with any of the cars on this list.

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