Autobytel Convertible of the Year Winner: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
It's not the fastest, the priciest, or even the most exclusive candidate on our list, but the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible's x-factor played a significant role in it capturing the 2013 Autobytel Convertible of the Year award. The all-new Volkswagen Beetle Convertible takes the more aggressive lines of the recently-redesigned Beetle coupe and lops off the top, creating a handsome open air car that is more classic than retro. Even more impressive is Volkswagen's decision to include the 140 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine on the Beetle Convertible's options list alongside the base five-cylinder mill and the turbocharged gas engine shared with the VW GTI. This makes the drop-top Beetle the only diesel-powered 'vert on the market, and gives it exceptional fuel mileage of 41-mpg on the highway.