Whether you are searching for speed or comfort while cruising with the top down, we highlight the best convertibles generally under $35,000. Read reviews and view photos to find the best affordable convertible for you, then research prices to find the best price in your area.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Image
  • MSRP: $24,915 - $34,925
  • MPG: 26 City / 33 Hwy

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

With its sharp handling, comfortable interior, and folding roof, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata may well be the most fun-to-drive car you can buy ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.7
Performance:9.1
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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Chevrolet Camaro Image
  • MSRP: $25,905 - $67,140
  • MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro features powerful V6 and V8 engine options and handles better than its fellow muscle cars. It also offers some tech ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.4
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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Ford Mustang Image
  • MSRP: $25,185 - $54,845
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

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2017 Ford Mustang

Drivers looking for an American muscle car will find a lot to like about the 2017 Ford Mustang. With various body styles, trims, and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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FIAT 124 Spider Image
  • MSRP: $24,995 - $28,195
  • MPG: 26 City / 35 Hwy

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2017 FIAT 124 Spider

The Fiat 124 Spider is brand new for the 2017 model year, and it performs exceptionally well in our sports car rankings. The 124 ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:9.0
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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  • MSRP: $20,950 - $35,600
  • MPG: 28 City / 38 Hwy

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2017 MINI Cooper

The 2017 Mini Cooper Hardtop ranks well among subcompact cars due in large part to its performance. A trio of peppy turbocharged engines and ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.7
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_5
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Nissan 370Z Image
  • MSRP: $29,990 - $49,400
  • MPG: 18 (Est) City / 26 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Nissan 370Z

The 2017 Nissan 370Z is designed to be a driver’s car, and it delivers solid performance. Handling is nimble and athletic, but while its ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:8.6
Interior:7.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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  • MSRP: $19,995 - $32,550
  • MPG: 24 City / 33 Hwy

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2017 Volkswagen Beetle

The chic 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is as nice to look at as it is to drive. But that vintage flair isn’t enough to elevate ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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  • MSRP: $14,650 - $20,900
  • MPG: 31 City / 38 Hwy

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2017 Smart Fortwo

The teeny Smart Fortwo can make commuting and parking in a crowded city look easy, however, its back-of-the-pack ranking and compromises in practicality make ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 2_0
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More on Convertibles

Convertibles have captured people’s imaginations for decades. Today, many car buyers continue to enjoy the feel of driving a sporty car with the top down. Automotive reviewers typically look for convertibles that provide a fun driving experience and a comfortable ride up front. Cars in the affordable convertible class provide a range of features that make them fun to drive, so choosing the right convertible for you will ultimately depend on which factors you value the most.

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