6 Best Hardtop Convertibles

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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All-Season Alternatives to the Ragtop

There’s nothing quite like driving a convertible on a warm summer evening, with the stars above and a gentle breeze blowing through your hair. That feeling, however, is quickly forgotten in the depths of winter, or when you park in a less-than-secure area.

Fortunately, retractable hardtop convertibles are an almost perfect compromise. You get the open-air driving experience along with the insulation and security of a hardtop. Most retractable hardtops use fantastically complex systems that tuck the folded roof neatly behind the rear seat. There are a couple of other options that require you to remove the roof completely from the vehicle or are a blend of soft tops and hardtops.

Summer won’t wait forever, so take a look at the following slides to see the latest models available and some other options to fit your car-buying budget.