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10 Most Affordable New Convertibles for 2019

There’s nothing quite like driving with the top down with the wind in your face. Luckily, drop-top fun doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. You might be surprised by the values you can find in the new convertible market and how much bang for your buck you can get with the top down. Here are the ten most affordable new convertibles in 2019 with their starting prices listed including their destination charges.

Buick Cascada

Buick Cascada: $33,995

The Buick Cascada isn’t the sportiest or fanciest compact luxury convertible, but it beats European rivals like the Audi A3 Cabriolet and the BMW 2-Series convertible on price by a long shot. The Cascada’s strong suits aside from the strong value proposition it offers are impressive cargo space and a surprisingly quiet cabin when the top is up. Find a Buick Cascada for sale

Ford Mustang Convertible

Ford Mustang Convertible: $32,990

The current generation of the Ford Mustang does an excellent job blending comfortable cruising with agile handling and two tremendous engines available under the hood of the convertibles. The more affordable one is the EcoBoost model with a turbocharged inline four under the hood, which is upgradable to the potent Coyote V8 in the GT model. Call us old fashioned, but with an American muscle car like this, we recommend buying as many cylinders under the hood as you can afford. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible: $32,495

The recently refreshed Chevrolet Camaro is making an effort to undercut its long-time Ford rival on price and that includes the convertible models. The turbocharged 4-cylinder Camaro with a manual transmission in the 1LT trim is the most affordable convertible variant of this modern muscle car. Like with the Mustang, there’s a lot of room to move up in bigger engines and more features if you have extra room in your budget. Unlike the Mustang, the Camaro still has a V6 option. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler: $29,540

We know a convertible SUV is a bit of an oxymoron, but the Jeep Wrangler has always been notable for its ability to go topless. Available with either a soft top or a removable hardtop, the JL Wrangler can be had with either two or four doors making it the most family-friendly convertible on our list. Add in standard 4-wheel drive and legendary off-road capability and you have an American icon for under $30k. Find a Jeep Wrangler for sale

smart EQ fortwo Cabrio

smart EQ fortwo Cabrio: $28,850 (before EV tax credits)

Smart is now an all-electric brand in the U.S. and the smart EQ fortwo is the most affordable electric convertible on the market. This tiny convertible has a range of only 57 miles and a top speed of 81 mph making it not-ideal for highway use or long road trips, but excellent for a city car. Federal, state and local incentives can bring the price of the Smart down quite a bit making it a good buy if you live in an EV-friendly area. Find a smart fortwo for sale

Mini Convertible

Mini Convertible: $27,750

For an affordable convertible from a premium brand, the Mini Convertible is a good choice. It still has all of the boxiness that the Mini Cooper is famous for, but with a folding roof offering you top-down fun while keeping all of that British character. It has fun driving character, potent engines, and a nice interior making it a surprisingly premium package at this price point. Find a Mini Convertible for sale

Volkswagen Beetle Convertibl

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: $26,890

The iconic Volkswagen Beetle is on the chopping block with 2019 being the final model year of its current generation with no immediate replacement in the works. It’s on its last legs, but this Beetle is still available as an affordable convertible with retro charm. We like its comfortable seats and its surprisingly smooth ride for its size, but the back seat is a little cramped. Find a Volkswagen Beetle for sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata: $26,650

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been a fan favorite for decades and the current ND model amplifies everything that enthusiasts love about the roadster. One of those things is its affordability, which is very much intact in 2019. It has a revised engine for 2019 delivering more power and torque plus a higher redline and it still delivers delightful handling along with an attractive, comfortable interior and an intuitive infotainment system. Find a Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale

Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat 124 Spider: $26,290

The Fiat 124 Spider takes the Mazda MX-5 Miata platform and gives it a retro European roadster vibe. Endearingly nicknamed the “Fiata,” this roadster offers nimble handling and excellent fuel economy making it more than just a pretty face. For a fun, drop-top 2-seater on a budget, it’s hard to beat the distinct character of this Fiat. Find a Fiat 124 Spider for sale

Fiat 500c

Fiat 500c: $19,285

The Fiat 500c is not only the most affordable new convertible in the U.S., but it’s the only one that comes in under the $20,000 mark. It has a soft top that folds back giving it a charming Italian character with a pretty simple convertible mechanism. This subcompact city car is already fun both aesthetically and from behind the wheel and we think the cabiro top makes it even more fun. Find a Fiat 500c for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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