The best hardtop convertibles (and SUVs) in 2022
Convertibles bring sunshine and fresh air inside the cabin. There’s nothing quite like driving a convertible or a hardtop SUV. For starters, hardtop convertibles add a layer of protection from rain, snow and other elements. And when you compare them to soft-top models, they’re safer. Whether you fancy a convertible supercar or a capable SUV for your travels, these are the best hardtop convertibles available in 2022, according to US News & World Report:
2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata starts on the list of best hardtop convertibles. After all, it’s a fun sports car to drive. The top can only be opened by hand, so it is not powered. The Miata RF (Retractable Fastback) is worth the investment. This model adds the limited slip differential, sport suspension and advanced aerodynamics.
2022 Porsche 911 Targa
Believe it or not, the original models of the Porsche 911 Targa were equipped with a removable roof panel. More recent models feature a mechanical ballet of moving panels. The hardtop convertible can fully open or close in less than 20 seconds. Targa body styles include Carrera, S and GTS versions.
Chevrolet Corvette 2022
The Chevy Corvette is a classic vehicle with a removable roof panel. The best part? You can stow it neatly in the trunk behind the engine so it won’t get in the way while driving this hardtop convertible. There’s also a fully electrically retractable hardtop option, depending on your preference.
2022 Jeep Wrangler
The Wrangler SUV comes in many variants, making it one of the most capable SUVs you can find. There is an optional three-piece Freedom Top hardtop. Jeep also offers the Sky One-Touch power retractable roof. However, it is not a full hardtop (the retractable part is a fabric material). It is also only available with certain trim levels and is more expensive.
2022 Ford Bronco
Maybe you are looking for a rugged and compact SUV. If so, the 2022 Ford Bronco includes a hardtop convertible with removable roof panels up front. Additionally, a retractable and removable fabric roof is available with the two-door Bronco. It is standard on the four-door model.
2022 Jeep Gladiator
The 2022 Gladiator has a lot to offer. It has a crew cab, four wheel drive and a powerful V6 engine. This truck comes standard with a soft fabric top, but you can upgrade to the three-piece Freedom Top hardtop for an additional $1,695. There’s also a body-color Freedom Top for $2,695, but it’s only available on select trim levels.
What other models made the list?
Other models made American News‘ list of the best hardtop convertibles, including the Ferrari Portofino M, which goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, and the Ferrari F8 Spider. The 2022 McLaren 720S Spider is another supercar powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The most expensive hardtop convertible on the list? The 2022 Aventador S Roadster starts at around $550,000. It might not be in your price range, but it has a 6.5-liter V12 engine that puts out 769 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque!
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