Convertibles bring sunshine and fresh air into the cabin. There’s nothing quite like driving a hardtop convertible or SUV. For starters, hardtop convertibles add a layer of protection from rain, snow and other elements. And if you compare them to soft-top models, they are safer. Whether you crave 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
Starting with the list of best convertible cars with a hardtop is the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata. After all, it is an enjoyable sports car to drive. The top can only be opened by hand and is therefore not powered. The Miata RF (Retractable Fastback) is worth the investment. This model adds a limited slip differential, sport suspension and advanced aerodynamics.
2022 Porsche 911 Targa
Believe it or not, the original Porsche 911 Targa models were equipped with a removable roof panel. More recent models have a mechanical ballet of moving panels. The hardtop convertible can be fully opened or closed in less than 20 seconds. Targa body styles include Carrera, S and GTS versions.
2022 Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevy Corvette is a classic vehicle with a removable roof panel. The best part? You can store it neatly in the trunk behind the engine so that it does not get in the way when you drive this hardtop convertible. There is also a fully electric retractable hardtop option, depending on your preferences.
2022 Jeep Wrangler
The Wrangler SUV comes in many variations, 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 electric retractable roof. However, it is not a full hardtop (the retractable part is fabric). It is also only available with certain trim levels and is more expensive.
2022 Ford Bronco
Perhaps you are looking for a robust, compact SUV. If so, the 2022 Ford Bronco will have a convertible with hardtop and removable roof panels in the front row. In addition, an extendable and removable fabric top is available with the two-door Bronco. It comes as a standard feature on the four-door model.
2022 Jeep Gladiator
The 2022 Gladiator has a lot to offer. It has a double cab, four-wheel drive and a mighty 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-colored 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 travels 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-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The most expensive hardtop convertible on the list? The 2022 Aventador S Roadster starts at about $550,000. It may 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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