5 Fuel-Efficient Convertibles Worth Considering for 2011
If you want a drop-top that also drops your number of visits to the gas station, then there are several new 2011 cars from which to choose. While a hybrid convertible has still yet to be produced, there are a few sporty models that offer a good combination of fun-to-drive dynamics and above-average fuel efficiency. Review a few of the most efficient convertibles for the 2011 model year to determine which one is right for you.
2011 MINI Cooper Convertible
30 MPG Combined
The compact size of the 2011 MINI Cooper helps reduce gas mileage while boosting handling and vehicle dynamics. For many, the main draw of the MINI is the unique British-inspired design. Truly, this fuel-sipping convertible places a high importance on visual appearance. However, if you need ample trunk space or rear passenger seating, then this little convertible may not suit your needs. EPA estimates suggest a maximum of 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Base price for a MINI Cooper convertible is listed at $24,850.
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2011 Audi TT Roadster
Those looking for a little luxury in their fuel-efficient convertible may want to take a look at the Audi TT Roadster. For the entry price of $41,300, you'll get a stylish convertible that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Despite these good fuel ratings, the Audi TT offers a good level of power and comes standard with all-wheel drive. Add it all up, and the Audi TT Roadster is a good option if you want a sports car that still manages decent miles per gallon.
26 MPG Combined
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2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
The Audi A5 offers similar advantages as the Audi TT, yet boasts a larger interior that lets you share that wind-in-the-hair experience with more of your friends and family. Cabriolet models start at $42,000 and offer 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. These numbers come courtesy of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Among all convertibles that deliver decent mileage, the Audi A5 is perhaps the most luxurious and comfortable.
25 MPG Combined
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2011 Volkswagen Eos Convertible
25 MPG Combined
The VW Eos Convertible serves as a good option for those looking for a comfortable car that doesn't come with a luxury car price tag. The upscale cabin offers a good compromise of upscale features and affordability. The exterior boasts a slightly flashy design that should appeal to the convertible crowd. Base price for the Eos comes in at $32,940. For that price, drivers get 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
25 MPG Combined
The diminutive Mazda Miata has long been a favorite in the convertible category. Thanks in part to its small size, the Miata manages to deliver sporty handling via an efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 140 horsepower. Mileage ratings come in at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. If you can put up with the 2-seater design, then the Miata may just win you over with its combination of fun-to-drive dynamics and reduced carbon footprint.
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