Fuel Efficient Convertibles for 2015
A long daily commute, the desire to take a weekend cruise, or even just for the fun of it, no matter what the reason someone purchases a convertible car over the choice of one that has a full roof enjoyment and desire are obvious. Cars that have a top that folds down and disappears have always turned heads and offered a desire to enjoy the windswept feeling offered by a convertible.
For the 2015 model year, and with rising gas prices, having a convertible that offers a decent amount of fuel efficiency makes perfect sense to stay on the road longer and enjoy the freedom and feeling. Here are the ten most fuel efficient convertibles when mated to an automatic transmission for the new model year for owners to enjoy.
It’s really hard to argue with a list that includes one of the most iconic sports cars in America with the Camaro. Squeaking into the tenth spot on the list of fuel efficient convertibles this hot and gorgeous car comes in with a fuel efficiency of 17 city/28 hwy mpg for owner to enjoy when the engine powering this beast is the 3.6-liter V6 engine that offers as much as 323 horsepower. It isn’t the most powerful Camaro that will makes it way on this list, but with great looks and a nice fuel efficiency this is one car that is made for fun in the sun.
Amazingly a double dose of Chevrolet iconic sports cars with the Corvette being only slightly more fuel efficient than the Camaro. A convertible Corvette driving down the road always turns heads and has been a generationally appreciated marvel of engineering and beauty. Coming in with a fuel efficiency of 17 city/29 hwy mpg coming from the 6.2-liter V8 engine that offers as much as 455 horsepower even this version of the Corvette is a marvel of engineering. As a convertible, this is a seriously amazing looking car that will still blow by many pretenders on the road, even in the most fuel efficient version.
As a high end luxury car, the F-Type might not be thought of as a fuel efficient car, but this one shows up in the eighth spot on this list with a fuel efficiency of 20 city/28 hwy mpg. The F-Type appears to be a classic looking sports car with its rounded shape that appears to have jumped out of a James Bond movie from the 1970’s. Powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine the F-Type offers 340 horsepower and plenty of awesome Jaguar engineering and features to enjoy.
The Lexus IS shows off with awesome luxury equipment and enjoyable driving ability along with a beautiful exterior that is easy on the eyes especially as a convertible. With seating for four the IS makes more sense for fun in a group than the previous three models, although the Camaro does have a rear seat, and the IS offers a smooth ride to go along with the fuel efficiency. The numbers speak for themselves with a fuel efficiency of 21 city/30 hwy mpg as this car is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 that makes 204 horsepower.
BMW 6 Series
With a ton of variations to choose from for the 6 series, the one that shows up on this list in the sixth spot is the model powered by the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that brings as much as 315 horsepower. This makes the 6 Series not only a fun luxury car to enjoy, but also one that is powerful enough to enjoy some aggressive driving. In the convertible version the 6 Series is classy as well as fun with its smooth and classic BMW design that stands as a stalwart of luxury cars. The fuel efficiency for the 6 series comes in at a 20 city/31 hwy mpg for owners to enjoy the ride longer.
Mazda Miata MX-5
When fun is the goal in mind, the Miata should reach the very top of any list and comes in at the fifth spot for fuel efficiency. The Miata is built for cruising with its agile handling and adept suspension to go along with the energetic albeit small engine. In convertible form, there is no mistaking how much fun this car can be although there is only room for two to enjoy the ride. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 167 horsepower the Miata MX-5 comes into the list with a fuel efficiency of 22 city/28 hwy mpg.
Sportier in appearance than the 6 series which is built to be a people mover, the Z4 is the two-seater model from BMW that incites driving excitement at every turn. With a long hood and the signature split grill front, the Z4 comes in with great looks and a sports car feel. Even so, it actually reaches up to the fourth spot on this list making it a very fuel efficient convertible that offers a fuel efficiency of 22 city/34 hwy mpg. This cool luxury sports car is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 240 horsepower allowing it to be quick and agile along with fuel efficient.
As a serious throwback car the Audi TT appears to be a car from a 1960’s dirt track race with its short by sloped hood and straight lines across a rounded body. This car is fun to look at and an enjoyable drive from a leader in luxury vehicles. Allowing fun in the sun or in the wind for two the TT comes into the list at number three with a fuel efficiency of 22 city/31 hwy mpg and is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 211 horsepower.
Sliding into the second place on this list is the Audi A3 which is a very attractive car as a coupe or convertible. With enough room for four to enjoy the luxurious ride and wind in their hair the A3 offers an exceptional driving experience while also being very fuel efficient. The numbers come in at 24 city/35 hwy mpg for owners to enjoy staying on the road much longer between fill ups. Powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 170 horsepower the A3 is small enough to make this small engine feel energetic under the hood.
Porsche 918 Spyder
Topping the list with not yet released numbers is the only hybrid which is offered from the perennial powerhouse of Porsche. The Spyder shows up with style and sophistication that allows it to be much more than the typical 911 model. The Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter hybrid V8 engine that offers 887 horsepower to not only be a fuel efficient high-class sports car but also allow it to be a great choice for those who can afford this awesome car.
So many great cars to choose from on this list, all with the availability of being had as convertible models there is sure to be one or more that grabs the attention of just about any car shopper. Along with the attention grabbing good looks is the fact there is quite a large disparity of price ranges from sports cars to luxury models there is sure to be a car that fits in the price range and offers the equipment any shopper is looking for.