Most people prefer convertibles than another type of vehicles. 2014 has seen automobile inventions of convertibles including the all-time convertible record holder Mini Cooper. Other new models have brought a rigid competition to the ever-existing ones.
The list below includes the top 5 hottest convertibles of 2014.
1. 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5
Mazda Miata MX-5 has been ranked as the best convertible motor in most car websites. Being a convertible vehicle with many members in its group, prospective car owners have much to choose from. The models consist manual and auto sets in every category. For instance, the Grand Touring model and its Club sister have automatic and manual categories.
The most appealing in the Mazda Miata section is the automatic 2dr Grand Touring convertible. The model has a 2-ltr I-4 engine. The performance of the engine is a drive power of 158 hp on 6700 rpm and torque of 140 lb. ft. at 5000 rpm. The fuel specs include 21 mpg when driving in the city and 28 mpg highway driving. The convertible has a price of $27,091 and $28,650 at invoice and MSRP purchase options.
2. 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback V6
Ranked first in all the affordable sports automobiles by car bloggers, the Ford Mustang of 2015 has 8 members in its family. Of interest in that group is the 2dr Fastback V6, which is the cheapest member. The vehicle goes at $22,243 and $23,600 on an invoice and MSRP basis respectively. The convertible has a manual transmission 3.7-ltr V-6 engine.
The performance specs of the model include a horsepower of 300 at 6500 rpm and 280 lb-ft torque at rpm of 4000. The auto observes fuel efficiency at 17 mpg and 28 mpg on city and highway driving respectively. Compared to the other vehicles in the Mustang section, the 2dr Fastback V6 is much cheaper and fuel efficient. The interior also has a smooth design that shows off the class and sophistication of the owner.
3. 2014 Mini Cooper S Roadster
The Cooper S trim is the best in all the three 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster trims. With 1.6-ltr I-4 intercooled turbo engine and a manual transmission, power in driving is sure to meet your way. The performance of the vehicle is enhanced by the 181 hp at 5500 rpm horsepower and 177 lb. ft. at 1600 rpm torque.
The drive train is the front wheel drive. A similar feature in all the models of the Mini Cooper Roaster is the manual transmission. Going at an affordable cost of $26,265 invoice and $28,550, the auto has been featured as the ninth affordable sports motor in the US. The interior exposes sleek features such as a satellite radio and a 6-speaker sound system amongst others.
4. 2014 Nissan 370Z Coupe
The Nissan 370Z of 2014 has 8 sisters in its family. In the group, the 2dr Coupe Auto stands out as the convertible with the most admirable features. The specs include an automatic transmission, a rear wheel drive train and a premium unleaded engine. That engine is a V-6 of 3.7 liters that gains its power through a 332 hp at 7000 rpm and a 270 lb-ft at 5200 rpm torque.
The fuel details of the convertible entails 19 mpg and 26 mpg on city and highway driving respectively. Its average $30,466 price is relatively lower compared to all the other sister models in the group. The Nissan 370Z Coupe also has a manual counterpart that has a lower price of $28,412 invoice and $29,990 MSRP. The interior and exterior designs impress on sight.
5. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Auto 1.8T
The VW Beetle has been around for a long time since its inception by its German creators. With 31 models in the group, VW Beetle has been ranked as the vehicle with most varieties for consumers. The most appealing in the group is the cheap 2dr Auto 1.8T that goes at $20,539 invoice and $21,395 MSRP.
The automatic transmission model has a manual counterpart that is relatively cheaper. The Auto 1.8T has an intercooled turbo-charged 1.8-ltr I-4 powerful engine with 170 hp at 6200 rpm and torque of 184 lb-ft at 1500 rpm. Fuel specs revolve around 25 mpg and 33 mpg on city and highway driving respectively.
The automobiles above are the top five hottest convertibles of 2014. The next year is sure to bring other inventions with improved and sophisticated features. All in all, models like the Mini Cooper always leaves a mark in the convertibles section.