Mark B., Homewood, Ill.

A wide variety of cars is available with a retractable hardtop convertible, ranging from a sub-$30,000 Mazda MX-5 Miata to a $192,000 Ferrari California.

For 2010 and 2011 there are newcomers to this list, including a drop-top version of the Lexus IS and Infiniti G. These come with hardtop convertibles as standard equipment, which isn’t always the case as some are upgrades to a traditional soft-top.


The following list of retractable hardtops shows the entry-level price for each model. Many have more expensive trims available, like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz SL63. Conversely, the MX-5 and Chrysler Sebring have retractable hardtops as optional equipment not included on the base model convertibles.

2011 Mazda MX-5 — $27,000

2010 Chrysler Sebring — $32,710 (Limited)

2011 Volkswagen Eos — $32,940

2010 Lexus IS — $39,440 (250C)

2011 Volvo C70 — $39,950

2010 Infiniti G37 — $44,350

2011 BMW 3 Series — $45,000 (328i)

2011 BMW Z4 — $46,000 (sDrive30i)

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK — $47,650 (SLK300)

2010 Lexus SC 430 — $68,405

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL — $102,600 (SL550)

2010 Ferrari California — $192,000

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on August 20, 2010 | Permalink

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