To many, there are few joys as invigorating and relaxing as driving with the top down on a beautiful day or night. Convertibles are a well-loved choice for regular drivers and car enthusiasts alike. While we try to grasp the same experience by rolling the windows down and cranking back the sunroof, there really isn’t anything quite like a true convertible. Here are some of 2020’s most affordable and sporty convertibles.
1 – Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is a true American Icon. It’s a classic muscle car that has lived through the ages and is loved by so many different styles of driver. Starting with a brand new dealer tag of $32,170 this year’s Ford Mustang is offered in several trim packages with the different drive train and transmission options. If you’re looking for a casual cruise down the coast or a snappy sports car to make your daily commute a little less boring, the automatic transmission is a great option. If you really love the driving experience and don’t mind working a clutch, this year’s Mustang is also available with a standard manual transmission. The 2.7L 4 cylinder or 5.0L V8 motor makes this car a speedy spin on a beloved classic.
2 – Chevrolet Camaro
If you’ve been lucky enough to see one cruising down the highway, the new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro does not disappoint in styling, and the convertible option is guaranteed to catch your eye. Offered with an automatic or manual transmission, the Camaro pairs speed, style, and luxury. Ranging anywhere from 275hp up to 650hp stock, this convertible is as fast as it is sharp.
3 – Mazda MX-5
The Mazda MX-5 is a small but fun convertible loved by all of the previous generations Miata fans. This lightweight car offers handling and performance, and then 181hp does enough to make the car drive quickly without being too overwhelming to take into traffic.
4 – Fiat 124 Spider
Not much bigger than a Mazda Miata comes the Fiat 124 Spider, a spunky looking coupe convertible. Promising only 160hp, the 124 Spider may not be the fastest car on the road, but it’s small chassis and lightweight will make you feel like a big kid driving your favorite go-kart – just with more luxury and creature comfort. The Fiat 124 Spider is different enough to turn heads, and they are uncommon enough that you aren’t likely to pull up next to another one in traffic.
5 – Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper has a timeless and classic look that hasn’t changed much over decades of design, so the new 2020 convertible is still the Mini Cooper you have come to know and love. Minis are notoriously reliable, and despite their small stature offer plenty of space for passengers and grocery. This zippy coupe convertible is a great option for a weekend trip or daily drive.
Convertibles are often viewed as overpriced sports cars that most people can’t afford. After all, according to the movies, every douchey jock antagonist with a rich dad seems to drive one. But convertibles don’t have to be unattainable. In fact, with this lineup, you can afford a brand new convertible right off the lot.