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2022 Convertibles, Cabriolets, and Roadsters – A Complete Guide

Not that long ago, every manufacturer offered a selection of convertibles, giving drivers the chance to put the top down and enjoy the sun on a warm summer day. Today, just about every car, truck, and SUV available for sale offers the option of a sunroof, but true convertibles are a vanishing breed. If you are a long-term convertible owner looking for your next car or have always dreamed about cruising with the wind in your hair, your options are limited––but the remaining convertibles are some of the best ever sold. Without further ado, here is every convertible, cabriolet, and roadster available today for less than six figures.

2022 Convertible Sports Cars and Pony Cars

Nothing quite says fun to drive like a convertible sports car. The combination of brisk acceleration, nimble handling, and an open-air cockpit gives you one of the purest driving experiences around. While there is a fairly small number of convertible sports cars available for the 2022 model year, they all offer their own unique driving experience. Perhaps most surprisingly, a sports car is also the most affordable way to own a convertible in 2022, with prices starting at around $30,000. Of course, if your budget stretches beyond six figures, even more options open up, including the iconic Porsche 911 Cabriolet and the classically-styled Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.

  • 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata ($27,650) – The most affordable convertible available in 2022, the Mazda Miata emphasizes pure driving enjoyment for you and one passenger. The standard soft-top is manually operated, but you can also opt for a power-operated hardtop in the available Miata RF.
  • 2022 Chevy Camaro Convertible ($31,500) – Available with four different engine options, ranging from an efficient 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder to a monstrous 6.2L supercharged V8, the Camaro can be anything from a fire-breathing performance car to a remarkably practical daily driver.
  • 2022 Ford Mustang Convertible ($32,705) – The original pony car, the Mustang convertible has a power-operated soft-top and can be optioned with either the 2.3L EcoBoost engine or the 5.0L V8. Like the Camaro, it seats four, allowing you to show off the top-down experience to family and friends.
  • 2022 BMW Z4 ($49,900) – This soft-top roadster offers the choice between a turbocharged inline-four or a turbocharged inline-six. However, BMW offers the full range of advanced performance and luxury features available on both models, making the Z4 worthy of being called the ultimate driving machine.
  • 2022 Porsche 718 Boxster ($65,500) – The definitive convertible sports car, the 718 Boxster is a mid-engine two-seater with a power-operated soft-top. The boxer engine, manual transmission, and precise steering show off the best Porsche has to offer at a rather reasonable price.
  • 2022 Chevy Corvette Convertible ($68,400) – Technically, every C8 Corvette is a convertible. But while the coupe has a manually removable roof panel, the Corvette Convertible has a power-retractable hardtop. Combined with the powerful V8 engine, driver-oriented cockpit, and mid-engine design, the new C8 is America’s supercar.
  • 2022 Jaguar F-Type ($73,400) – With a supercharged V8 under its sleek hood, the F-Type seamlessly blends luxury and performance. Aside from its power-operated soft-top and traditional British sports car looks, the F-Type stands out for its available all-wheel drive system

A silver 2022 Ford Mustang Convertible is shown from a high angle.

2022 Convertible Luxury Coupes

While the mass-market brands have abandoned building convertibles beyond a handful of sports cars, the German luxury brands continue to offer a good selection of convertibles, cabriolets, and roadsters. Whether you prefer Audi, Mercedes, or BMW, they all have a few different convertible options available for 2022. Unfortunately, the American and Japanese luxury brands are all but out of the convertible game. The sole exception is the opulent Lexus LC, which starts at just over $100,000.

  • 2022 Audi A5 Cabriolet ($52,200) – With standard Quattro all-wheel drive and a power-retractable soft-top, the A5 Cabriolet is ready for good weather or bad. For added performance, consider the S5 Cabriolet, which trades the A5’s 2.0L engine for a 3.0L turbocharged V6.
  • 2022 BMW 4 Series Convertible ($53,300) – BMW emphasizes performance with the soft-top 4 Series convertible, offering the choice between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive as well as three different engine options. Unfortunately, the 6-speed manual transmission is not available for the convertible.
  • 2022 Audi TT Roadster ($54,600) – 2022 is the last year for Audi’s compact roadster, a model that straddles the line between sports car and luxury coupe. As expected of Audi, the TT Roadster comes with standard Quattro all-wheel drive to go with its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet ($55,400) – Three different colors are available for this compact luxury car’s soft-top, adding a special touch to its sleek looks. All-wheel drive is an available option, and the standard 2.0L engine can be replaced with a 3.0L V6 in the performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG version.
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ($73,250) – Offering a higher level of luxury, including wood-grain cabin trim and an all-digital dash. The power-retractable soft-top is nearly an inch thick with an insulating core, reducing the road noise you might expect from a convertible.
  • 2022 BMW 8 Series ($94,400) – The 8 Series is BMW’s top-of-the-line two-door model, and the convertible version complements its stunning performance with a power-operated soft-top that retracts in just 15 seconds. The turbocharged inline-six comes standard, but a turbocharged V8 is available.

2022 Convertible Trucks and SUVs

While the classic convertible is a sleek two-door car ready to tear up the highways, the open-air experience lends itself to off-roading just as well as cruising the city streets. The Jeep Wrangler has always led the way when it comes to open-top exploring, but the market has recently seen two more convertible off-roaders join the scene. All three of these models go beyond just having a removable top, allowing you to remove the doors to experience the outdoors even more fully.

  • 2022 Jeep Wrangler ($29,995) – The king of the open-air off-roading segment, the Wrangler is available as a two-door or four-door model and offers a variety of different roof options. With the manually-removable Freedom hardtop, manually-retractable Sunrider soft-top, and the power-operated Sky One-Touch soft-top, you have plenty of options for customization straight from the factory.
  • 2022 Ford Bronco ($30,800) – Designed to take down the Wrangler, the Ford Bronco offers removable hard and soft-tops to go with its removable doors. Overall, the Bronco is a bit larger, more comfortable, and more modern than the Wrangler, although it is not quite as proven when it comes to serious off-roading, and it doesn’t yet have as many aftermarket upgrades available.
  • 2022 Jeep Gladiator ($36,480) – Based on the four-door Wrangler, the Gladiator takes the same exact platform, lengthens the wheelbase a bit, and adds a pickup bed. With high tow and payload ratings, this model gives you all the capability of a midsize truck without sacrificing the Wrangler’s trademark open-air driving experience or off-road capability.

A red 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is shown from the side while it drifts through sand.

Hit the Road With the Top Down!

While convertibles may be another casualty of today’s SUV-heavy car market, there is nothing like driving on a sunny day with the top down and the wind in your hair. If you have never owned a convertible before, then 2022 is the year to buy one. From two-seat roadsters like the Mazda Miata and Porsche Boxster to classic pony cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro, a convertible performance car will let you enjoy driving like never before. And if you want a healthy dose of luxury to go with your top-down experience, then Audi, BMW, and Mercedes have you covered. Finally, Jeep and Ford have options to head out on the trail and get closer to nature than ever. Whatever your ideal driving style is, there is still a convertible available for you in 2022.