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Best Luxury Convertibles for 2022

The best used and new luxury convertibles based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

The best luxury convertible is the Chevrolet Corvette based on our analysis of 12 million vehicles to assess their reliability, resale value and safety. Its overall rating of 8.5 out of 10 reflects the Corvette’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Chevrolet Corvette costs between $68,400 and $79,850 while a used version costs between $60,077 and $130,395. This luxury convertible can seat up to 2 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 19 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Luxury Convertible category consists of 27 models priced between $33,070 and $219,800 for new vehicles and between $23,323 and $349,992 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 17 of these 27 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

Why Should I Buy a Luxury Convertible?

If you want a luxury vehicle and your preferred driving experience includes drop-top styling and wind in your hair, a luxury convertible might be the ideal car for you. The vehicles on this list range from convertible versions of luxury sedans to high-performance sports cars, so there is likely a luxury convertible to suit your vehicle needs and preferences. 

While all convertibles share the ability to retract their roofs, there are multiple variables to consider before choosing the ideal luxury convertible for you. For example, there are hardtop, soft-top, or targa-style roofs. You could choose a foreign "spyder" or "cabriolet" (common European terms for convertibles) or stick with a domestic model, like the Chevrolet Corvette.

The luxury convertibles on this list offer front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, so there is a drivetrain that is suited for your local climate and driving preferences. And while automatic transmissions have become dominant in today's new car market, in the convertible segment, manual transmissions are available in several versions of popular new and used luxury models. Engine choices range from four-cylinders for optimal fuel economy to powerful turbo (or even twin-turbo) powertrains with supercar-like performance. You also have options regarding seating capacity from an intimate two-seater sports car (or roadster) to a more spacious cabin with a back seat and room for four. Regardless of whether there are one or two rows of seats, all luxury convertibles have just two-door body styles.

What Are the Best Luxury Convertibles? 

Whether you want a high-performance sports car or a drop-top version of a luxury sedan, luxury convertibles provide a pleasant driving experience and up-to-date safety and comfort features. 

The American classic Chevrolet Corvette was redesigned in 2020 as a mid-engine sports car and gained many performance and tech features.  The Corvette has one potent engine choice across all trims, a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, and it costs $7,000 extra for the retractable hardtop convertible. The Corvette has a starting MSRP at $60,900, providing excellent value for a vehicle that looks and handles like a six-figure supercar. The Porsche 911 has six engine options ranging from its twin-turbo flat-six with 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque to a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six with 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque on its top Turbo S trim. It offers two convertible choices: a cabriolet and a targa half-fixed roof. The 911 has a small front trunk that doesn’t allow for a lot of cargo. The Porsche 911 comes with many standard features like forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, a universal garage door opener, and an adaptive suspension, while many optional features are available across higher trims.

Convertible versions of sporty luxury sedans appeal to drivers who want something more practical and don’t require track-ready performance. They can be small cars like the Audi A5, which is available as a coupe, hatchback, or convertible, or the BMW 4 Series convertible. For drivers wanting more cargo and passenger room, you can opt for a convertible version of a midsize luxury car like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or the full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class. All have a full suite of standard safety and infotainment features, while luxurious features like massaging front seats and adaptive cruise control are available on higher trims. These vehicles also have a range of engine choices, starting with efficient four-cylinders all the way up to turbocharged V6s or V8 for high-performance trims like the Mercedes-AMG variants, the Audi RS variants, and the BMW M models.

What Other Vehicles Should I Consider?

For more top-down driving options refer to our list of Best Convertibles, which includes convertibles from mainstream automakers like the Mazda MX-5 Miata. You can also check out our list of Best Luxury Sports Cars, which includes performance-oriented luxury convertibles that are sure to provide thrills on the open road.

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Why Should I Buy a Luxury Convertible?

If you want a luxury vehicle and your preferred driving experience includes drop-top styling and wind in your hair, a luxury convertible might be the ideal car for you. The vehicles on this list range from convertible versions of luxury sedans to high-performance sports cars, so there is likely a luxury convertible to suit your vehicle needs and preferences. 

While all convertibles share the ability to retract their roofs, there are multiple variables to consider before choosing the ideal luxury convertible for you. For example, there are hardtop, soft-top, or targa-style roofs. You could choose a foreign "spyder" or "cabriolet" (common European terms for convertibles) or stick with a domestic model, like the Chevrolet Corvette.

The luxury convertibles on this list offer front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, so there is a drivetrain that is suited for your local climate and driving preferences. And while automatic transmissions have become dominant in today's new car market, in the convertible segment, manual transmissions are available in several versions of popular new and used luxury models. Engine choices range from four-cylinders for optimal fuel economy to powerful turbo (or even twin-turbo) powertrains with supercar-like performance. You also have options regarding seating capacity from an intimate two-seater sports car (or roadster) to a more spacious cabin with a back seat and room for four. Regardless of whether there are one or two rows of seats, all luxury convertibles have just two-door body styles.

What Are the Best Luxury Convertibles? 

Whether you want a high-performance sports car or a drop-top version of a luxury sedan, luxury convertibles provide a pleasant driving experience and up-to-date safety and comfort features. 

The American classic Chevrolet Corvette was redesigned in 2020 as a mid-engine sports car and gained many performance and tech features.  The Corvette has one potent engine choice across all trims, a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, and it costs $7,000 extra for the retractable hardtop convertible. The Corvette has a starting MSRP at $60,900, providing excellent value for a vehicle that looks and handles like a six-figure supercar. The Porsche 911 has six engine options ranging from its twin-turbo flat-six with 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque to a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six with 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque on its top Turbo S trim. It offers two convertible choices: a cabriolet and a targa half-fixed roof. The 911 has a small front trunk that doesn’t allow for a lot of cargo. The Porsche 911 comes with many standard features like forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, a universal garage door opener, and an adaptive suspension, while many optional features are available across higher trims.

Convertible versions of sporty luxury sedans appeal to drivers who want something more practical and don’t require track-ready performance. They can be small cars like the Audi A5, which is available as a coupe, hatchback, or convertible, or the BMW 4 Series convertible. For drivers wanting more cargo and passenger room, you can opt for a convertible version of a midsize luxury car like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or the full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class. All have a full suite of standard safety and infotainment features, while luxurious features like massaging front seats and adaptive cruise control are available on higher trims. These vehicles also have a range of engine choices, starting with efficient four-cylinders all the way up to turbocharged V6s or V8 for high-performance trims like the Mercedes-AMG variants, the Audi RS variants, and the BMW M models.

What Other Vehicles Should I Consider?

For more top-down driving options refer to our list of Best Convertibles, which includes convertibles from mainstream automakers like the Mazda MX-5 Miata. You can also check out our list of Best Luxury Sports Cars, which includes performance-oriented luxury convertibles that are sure to provide thrills on the open road.

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1. Chevrolet Corvette

#3 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars #5 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #6 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 8.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

2. Porsche 911

#4 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars #6 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #7 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 8.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

3. Audi TT

#1 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #1 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #5 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 9.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

4. BMW Z4

#2 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #3 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #7 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.1 / 10
  • Reliability 9.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

5. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

#3 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #5 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #9 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.8 / 10
  • Reliability 8.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

6. Audi A5

#4 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.8 / 10
  • Reliability 8.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

7. Audi S5

#7 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #8 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #12 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.7 / 10
  • Reliability 8.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

8. Porsche 718 Boxster

#13 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars #15 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #24 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

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7.7 / 10
  • Reliability 7.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.3 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

9. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

#8 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.6 / 10
  • Reliability 8.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

10. Alfa Romeo 4C

#9 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #13 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #15 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

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7.6 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

11. Audi R8

#10 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #18 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #21 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
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7.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

12. BMW 4 Series

#11 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles
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iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

13. Jaguar F-TYPE

#12 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #19 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #22 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
iSEECARS SCORE

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7.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

14. BMW 2 Series

#13 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles
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7.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

15. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

#16 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles
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7.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

16. BMW M4

#14 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles #22 of 40 Most Reliable Luxury Sports Cars #25 of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars
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6.9 / 10
  • Reliability 7.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

17. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

#17 of 27 Most Reliable Luxury Convertibles
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6.9 / 10
  • Reliability 7.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
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  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
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  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
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How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).