7 Best Luxury Convertibles for 2022 According to U.S. News
Are you in the market for a new luxury convertible? Today, we’ll count down the top seven best luxury convertibles for 2022, according to U. S News. Luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Lexus, and Audi make the list, and a surprise Chevrolet takes the top spot.
#1. 2022 Chevrolet Corvette
The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette comes in at the top of U.S. News’ list of the best luxury convertibles for 2022. U.S. News even gave the new Corvette an overall rating of 9.1-out-of-10. The 2022 Corvette convertible carries a suggested retail starting price of $68,400. Adding optional equipment increases the cost, but the Corvette convertible remains an affordable member of the luxury sports car segment.
Powering the mid-engine rear-wheel-drive Chevy Corvette is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque on premium pump gasoline. Adding the performance exhaust package gains 5 horsepower and 5 pound-feet of torque. An automatic transmission is the only option.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto top the list of standard features connected to a 10-speaker stereo system. Digital displays include an 8-inch touch screen and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The newest Corvette also features a Wi-Fi hot spot to keep all your internet devices connected while you drive.
#2. 2022 Porsche Boxster
The 2022 Porsche Boxster earned an 8.9 on the U.S. News rating scale, making it the second-best luxury convertible for 2022 and the third-best luxury sports car overall. Starting price for the 2022 Boxster is $62,600, and like the Chevy Corvette, a well-equipped Porsche Boxster is a relatively affordable luxury convertible sports car.
However, unlike the newest Corvette convertible, the Porsche Boxster offers new convertible buyers four engine choices to pick from and either an automatic or manual transmission. The base turbocharged 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed-four-cylinder (flat-four) produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful option available in the Spyder trim is the 4.0-liter flat-six engine with 414 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque.
Standard Porsche Boxster features include Apple CarPlay but no Android Auto, a 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo with Bluetooth, and dual-zone climate controls.
#3. 2022 Porsche 911
Landing in the third spot on U.S. News’ list is the new Porsche 911. The 2022 Porsche 911 scored 8.8 on the U.S. News rating scale. This new convertible starts at $101,200, making it the most expensive luxury convertible on U.S. News’ list of the best luxury convertibles of 2022.
There are six engine options, but the base twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine produces 379 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful of the six options is the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six engine, which produces 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
Standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but only Apple CarPlay features wireless connectivity. A 10.9-inch touch screen serves infotainment duties, while an eight-speaker stereo system provides the tunes. A proximity keyless entry system, automatic dual-zone climate controls, and a universal garage door opener round out the standard features of every 911.
#4. 2021 Lexus LC
Placing fourth in the luxury convertible list and sixth for luxury sports cars with an overall score of 8.7, the 2021 Lexus LC is the second-highest priced convertible on U.S. News’ list. The new convertible starts at $93,050.
The Lexus LC’s base 5.0-liter V8 engine makes 471 horsepower, and the available hybrid option features a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with two electric motors to produce 354 horsepower with marginally better fuel economy.
Standard features include a 12-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, automatic dual-zone climate controls, a 10.3-inch infotainment display with Remote Touch controller, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. Other standard features include a built-in navigation system and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
#5. 2022 Audi A5
The 2022 Audi A4 is one of the more affordable luxury convertibles on U.S. News’ list of the best luxury convertibles for 2022. With a starting price of $43,500 and a score of 8.6, the A5 also placed number one on U.S. News’ list of small cars and fifth for luxury convertibles.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 261 horsepower provides power to the Audi A5 convertible, but different Audi models offer other engine options with more horsepower.
Standard features include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with a 10.1-inch touch screen and a 10-speaker stereo. The best standard features include a panoramic sunroof and automatic climate control divided into three zones.
#6. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
With a score of 8.5, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT placed sixth on U.S. News’ list of the best luxury convertibles for 2022. The new convertible has a starting price of $89,900.
The AMG GT is the most powerful new convertible on the list. It delivers 523 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque produced from the standard twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. Optional engine configurations provide up to 720 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
Mercedes-Benz included standard features ranging from a 10.25-inch display, voice recognition, a built-in navigation system, and a 14-speaker Burmester surround-sound stereo with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other premium standard features include a sunroof, keyless proximity entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, 64-color ambient interior lighting, and remote start.
#7. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class landed in the seventh spot on U.S. News’ list of the best luxury convertibles. The C-Class convertible starts at $54,700.
The convertible C-Class features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces a respectable 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Shifting duties fall to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
C-Class standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a five-speaker stereo, and a 10.25-inch display. Other standard features include a keyless proximity entry system, a sunroof, and dual-zone climate controls.