For best performance in the snow, we would go with one of the all-wheel-drive convertibles, such as the Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet or TT roadster, or the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, an intriguing two-door, four-seat spinoff of the Murano crossover SUV. There’s also the four-wheel-drive Jeep Wrangler, which has a removable soft-top, but the Wrangler is much better-suited to off-road rock crawling than highway cruising.
Front-drive convertibles such as the Chrysler 200, Mini Cooper, Mitsubishi Eclipse and Volkswagen EOS won’t perform as well as all-wheel-drive ragtops in the snow, but they should be able to handle most winter situations with confidence. If you live in an area that gets lots of snow, rear-drive convertibles such as the BMW 3 Series and Infiniti G37 would likely have a harder time coping with winter weather, even with their standard traction control systems.
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