Although most people aren’t exactly searching for a convertible SUV, droptop SUVs certainly do exist. Aside from the usual Jeep Wrangler, there is a contingent of more unusual convertible SUVs, and I’ve rounded up five examples of some atypical convertible SUVs worth noting — all of which are currently listed for sale on Autotrader.
The Hummer H1 isn’t exactly a sporty vehicle, but it’s a serious off-roader, and it’s made even more serious by the Duramax diesel engine, which is installed in this one because it’s a 2006 "Alpha" model. The H1 Alpha models sell for big money, and this is no exception. It’s offered (soft top and all) with just 3,189 miles by STL Motorcars in Saint Louis fir $179,900. Find a Hummer H1 for sale
The Kia Sportage was introduced in 1995 as one of the original compact SUVs. Back then, releasing a small SUV also meant making a convertible version, so that’s exactly what Kia did. This 2000 Sportage is an example of that original Sportage convertible. This one is offered by Century Motors of South Florida, and it’s traveled just 52,000 miles from new. It’s listed for $5,900. Find a Kia Sportage for sale
The North American Specification Land Rover Defender is a special car, as it was sold for just four model years. Among short-wheelbase 90 models, the 1997 version is the most desirable for its automatic transmission, and this particular 1997 model is especially desirable, since it’s traveled just 15,900 miles from new. It’s offered by a private seller in Illinois for $105,900, which is big money, but that price is reflective of the rapidly increasing value of Defenders. Find a Land Rover Defender for sale
The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a famous convertible SUV — one of the most unusual modern models, with strange styling and a considerably small buyer base. The Murano CrossCabriolet wasn’t made for long, and it didn’t sell well, so finding one is hard. But this 2011 model is in decent shape, and it’s offered by Grand Financial in Ohio with 95,000 miles for $11,995. Find a Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet for sale
The Suzuki Samurai was one of the original civilian-market convertible SUVs, combining off-road prowess with small size and an open roof. It’s hard to find a nice Samurai, but this appears to be exactly that — despite its 165,000 miles, it’s still in good shape both inside and out with a wonderful old-school interior to boot. It’s offered by a private seller in Utah for $5,995. Find a Suzuki Samurai for sale