With winter temperatures and snowy road conditions soon to be a distant memory, many drivers across Canada are looking forward to the next two seasons that will provide warmer temperatures and a renewed sense of excitement and adventure.
With that being said, one sure way to experience these soon-to-be warmer temperatures is to consider buying the ultimate summer vehicle – the convertible. While there are plenty of quality convertibles currently sitting on dealership lots and on roads all across the country, how will you choose which one is the best fit for you?
To help you get started with your summer vehicle search, we put together a list of the top 4 convertibles in Canada based on style, affordability, fuel economy, and more:
The MX-5, also known as the Mazda Miata has been a popular choice among North American drivers for almost three decades. The reasons behind the favourability of this top convertible choice are diverse; however, its lightweight size and affordability have rendered it a top selection for a long time and that continues with its current 2016/17 model.
Don’t let its small stature fool you, the 2016 Miata has undergone several safety and technology upgrades, making it a fun and sporty, yet reliable convertible option. With a seat capacity of two, this sports car makes for an endearing weekend car for drivers who don’t need to accommodate multiple passengers or require the added storage space.
Furthermore, adding to its affordable nature, its fuel economy for city and highway driving is extremely reasonable.
If you are looking to stick with a more compact convertible option, why not try the Volkswagen Beetle? In addition to its size, it is also comparable in price to the Mazda Miata. The Beetle, however, can accommodate up to four passengers - so for those drivers looking for a little bit extra interior space, the Beetle might be the better choice of the two.
Recent Beetle models also come with enhanced interior features, such as an integrated smartphone system and rear-view safety cameras. While the inside may look and feel more advanced, the exterior design maintains more of a retro style that may appeal to drivers who are drawn to the look of the older models.
Fuel economy is also top notch and similar to the Mazda Miata - and with a variety of engine options the Beetle will certainly satisfy most of your convertible needs.
For a larger convertible option, there is the Ford Mustang. For 50 years, the Mustang has been on our roadways, and in order to acknowledge this milestone Ford released a new and improved Mustang vehicle.
This new model is sleeker with a more impressive exterior design, and the technology in this vehicle is far more advanced. From a push-button start feature to key syncing capabilities, as well as other customizable driving features, the Mustang convertible is better than ever.
With more interior room than the other previously mentioned convertibles, the Mustang also comes with a four person seating capacity. The price ranges in cost, from models more closely priced to the first two options, and more expensive models for drivers looking for a luxury model.
The luxury BMW 2 Series has many alluring features for convertible enthusiasts looking for style and class. A step-up in terms of size from the previously released model, the Series 1, this car offers more interior room, trunk space and passenger seating.
In this day and age, drivers also want to factor in fuel efficiency and fortunately BMW also boosts a similar gas-mileage ratio for both city and highway driving, compared to the other convertibles in its field.
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