Friday, June 27, 2014

5 Greenest Convertible Cars

What makes a convertible green? The number one factor to consider is fuel economy and emissions, but there are other things that may classify a car as environmentally friendly. The way a vehicle is built and the stuff it’s made of matter a great deal. Here are 5 convertibles making the environment better:

2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet 

If you want a car that can climb steep hills without any effort at all, this little Fiat is not for you. If, however, getting more than 75 miles per gallon of gas means something to you, you’re going to love this car. While not a convertible in the truest sense of the word -the roof pillars remain in place even when the roof is lowered. This sporty roadster sips fuel, making it one of our favorite “green” vehicles on the road today.

2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 

This sleek high-performance sports car proves that you can be environmentally responsible, even when accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. Thermal management, oxygen sensors, direct fuel injection and auto start/stop are just a few of the features this Porsche uses to cut back on its environmental footprint. Plus, this car has catalytic converters specific for its use to help provide efficient emission control. Consider these features with its smooth ride and enhanced controls, and it will be one of your favorite “green” cars too.

2014 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible 

Keep the famous Mustang growl without the toxic exhaust thanks to Mustang’s flex fuel package. Mustang’s muscle cars come packed with stainless steel dual exhausts that help ensure proper airflow while keeping emissions down. Plus, all Mustangs come fitted with an Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, keeping fill ups quick and easy. You’ll never lose out on gas at the pump with its auto-sealing feature and you’ll keep smog-forming evaporative emissions down.

2014 Ford Mustang V6 convertible

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 

Chevy’s 2014 Camaro is perfect for those long scenic drives down the highway with the top down thanks to its high mpg capabilities. This Camaro will take you from 0 to 60 in less than six seconds with an impressive 28 MPG. Direct fuel injection and variable valve timing help keep this car environmentally friendly, while still allowing the engine to pack a punch. Driving this car is like driving a dream.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.6 TDI 

We’ve saved the best for last and yes, another diesel made our list of top five environmentally friendly convertibles. Audi is known for their rock-solid attention to detail and this speedy convertible is no exception. Of all convertible roofs on the market today, the quick-deploy cabriolet roof of this Audi is among the easiest to operate.

Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.6 TDI

This list is by no means comprehensive. There are certainly a lot of other convertibles that boast fuel economy and recyclable materials. If you have any favorite green convertible cars, tell us about them in the comments.

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