Which Convertibles Can You Still Buy?

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A convertible screams freedom louder than a bald eagle flying over Mount Rushmore on the Fourth of July. Sadly, the screams are being muffled as some droptops become casualties of the car apocalypse. Mercedes-Benz first axed the SLC roadster and now has confirmed that the S-Class cabriolet is getting the boot after 2021. Meanwhile, the affordable Fiat 124 Spider has also been squashed as the brand concentrates on electric vehicles.

The good news is that there are still many convertibles left to choose from. But how do you choose? 

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Consider whether you want a power-folding hard top versus a soft-top, if all-wheel drive is a must and your price range. Another (likely unexpected) decision is whether to go with a traditional convertible or opt for an SUV or truck with a removable roof. 

Which Convertibles Have Power-Folding Hard Tops?

A hard-top convertible comes with a higher price tag on average. In exchange, it offers many benefits over its soft-top counterpart. The biggest advantage is security. Unlike a canvas or vinyl soft-top, a hard top can’t be cut or damaged to allow a perpetrator access to the interior. Additional hard-top perks include reduced road noise and a more cohesive appearance when the roof is up. Here are all the power-folding hard-top convertibles you can buy in 2021:

Which Convertibles Have Soft Tops?

Although less secure than hard tops, soft-tops rack up points in other categories. Fabric tops carry less weight than hard tops, which improves fuel efficiency, and they take up less space when folded into the vehicle. If a convertible roof needs to be replaced or fixed, a soft-top likely will be less costly to patch up. The following soft-top convertibles let you soak up the summer rays unencumbered: 

Convertible 4x4s

Some automakers choose to focus on SUVs and trucks at the expense of convertibles, but Jeep and Ford marry the best of both worlds. Removable roofs can be found on the Jeep Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Gladiator and upcoming Ford Bronco. These off-road-friendly vehicles may not come to mind as traditional convertibles, but they offer the freedom of open-air driving, which counts in our book. The following “roof-optional” vehicles are available for your summer cruising pleasure:

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