Thursday, June 21, 2018

Best Convertible Cars for Traveling

Convertible cars can provide some of the most enjoyable and economical means of travel. With the top down and wind in your hair, the miles melt away as you relax your way to each destination. While convertible cars may not technically be considered as recreational vehicles, their ability recreation cannot be overlooked. So, we’ve picked our favorite convertibles for hitting the road for extended vacations and overnight trips.

Mercedes-Benz SLC

If you’re looking for comfort and style, the SLC from Mercedes has everything you’re looking for! This is a roadster-style convertible with wood trim and plenty of head and leg room. The cabin is extremely quiet, even with the top down, and a premium sound system including an auxiliary audio input for enjoying your favorite tunes wherever you’re going. The cozy bucket seats come with optional leather and heated front seats and seat memory and power passenger seats. The turbocharged, rear wheel drive 4-cylinder engine can reach over 240 horsepower. Trunk space is ample, especially with the top up.

Jaguar XK

If luxury is your thing, the Jaguar XK comes fully loaded with everything you could ever want. The 5.0 Liter V8 engine is constructed with lightweight components to reduce weight while improving performance and handling. The convertible top is power-operated and the interior comes with heated leather seats and heated leather steering wheel, as well as the most comfortable interior you’ll find anywhere else. Adaptive dynamics increase control and balancing for a continuously smooth ride even through hairpin turns. With the top down, the Jaguar XK boasts up to 8 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk.

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang convertible is one of the most fun convertibles to own and has more trunk space than most convertibles in its class. The Ford Mustang’s power and style have had an irreversible effect on the convertible car industry and is still one of the most sought after convertibles on the market. Higher end Mustangs have options for heated leather seats, as well as leather trim with colored accent trims in ebony with detailed stitching. The 5.0 Liter V8 engine offers a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed SelectShift® Automatic transmission.

Jeep Wrangler

Depending on your plans, the Jeep Wrangler soft top convertible may be the best choice! While Jeeps may deliver a somewhat noisy ride, their ability to store plenty of cargo and go virtually anywhere makes them the ultimate convertible for road trips. Jeep Wranglers can comfortably transport 4 or 5 people while making its way through the roughest terrain. The Jeep Wrangler also has the ability to tow additional gear for your vacations including jet skis, motorcycles, camping trailers, and just about anything you could possibly need!  

These are just a few of our favorite convertibles for traveling. What are your favorite convertibles for hitting the road? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Small Convertibles with Big Offerings

Owning a convertible car comes with plenty of excitement. However, some of the more compact convertibles come equipped with the biggest offerings. From parking in tight spots to zipping around in traffic, many compact convertibles are well worth a second look. So, we’ve highlighted some of the more best convertibles on the market today that you may not have considered.

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Of course, we had to include the Mazda Miata! While one of the more compact convertibles, the MX-5 Miata (Grand Touring) comes with a powerful 155-HP engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems combined with the dual front and side-impact air bags augment the safety of the Miata to a new level. Leather seating with leather wrapped amenities make the MX-5 as stylish as it is fast and nimble.

Porsche 718 Boxster

The Porsche 718 Boxster is an upgraded take on this classic design. The 718 Boxster comes with a 2.5 Liter 350-HP four-cylinder engine and can reach 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds. The 718 Boxster has incorporated the Porsche Stability Management system to increase the convertible’s maneuverability while switching to more lightweight parts to further add to its performance. The Boxster has 2 luggage compartments to make it the perfect convertible for long getaways.

Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet

The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet is packed with elegant features and is an extremely comfortable ride. The interior has a 12.3” high resolution display screen set in a glass cover that perfectly blends with the yacht-style design. The 329-HP engine and extended wheel base provide plenty of power and control through all types of traffic conditions. The E-Class convertible comes with plenty of trunk space as well as ample room for up to 4 passengers.

Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is an extremely fun convertible with lots to offer! While it may not be the fastest convertible (0 to 60? Yes!), it has a 6-speed turbocharged engine that boasts a combined 29.5 MPG. The Volkswagen Beetle combines classic features with modern technology to create one of the most interesting convertibles on the market. Equipped with an LED touchscreen, App-Connect system, and Fender Premium Audio System, the Beetle has everything you need to enjoy your driving experiences.

These are just some of our favorite small convertibles with big offerings! Whether you’re looking for speed and agility, room for storage, or a smooth ride, these convertibles more than deliver. 

What are your favorite convertibles and their most impressive offerings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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