14. Toyota gt86 Convertible
Sharing a platform with the Scion FRS, Subaru BRZ, Toyota’s newest convertible, has finally arrived in 2016. Both Scion and Subaru have failed to get their convertible model beyond the concept car stage, but Toyota is bringing it out the gt86 convertible in the spring, they say. This is supposed to be the car that happily marries the best elements of Toyota and Subaru. It’s basically the gt86 hardtop from 2015 with some tweaks. The interior has been overhauled, and a new rear end was designed for the convertible. There’s a new fiberglass body to give it a weight advantage. The electric cloth top folds down into a compartment below the deck surface, so the roof piece disappears completely behind the two front seats. Inside, the technology package is significant and there’s more leg room.
The convertibles available in 2016 for less than $40,000 offer a wide array of power, style, economy and cultural identity stuff. The best way to experience any or all of them is ask for a test drive. You want to be certain to get the fit right.