Once upon a time, every American automaker was producing convertibles of varying sizes and performance levels. Fast forward to today and there are only a small number of convertibles being offered by American automakers, most focused on performance. If you want something that is more focused on the comfort aspect, there is only one choice: the 2013 Chrysler 200 convertible.
If you're wondering why the 2013 200 convertible looks like a Sebring convertible, that's because the 200 is a refresh of the Sebring. Chrysler changed up the front clip and revised the sheetmetal. There is also the choice of a soft or hardtop roof. Inside, Chrysler made major improvements with more soft-touch materials used throughout, LED lighting, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and plush seats.
There are two engines available for the 200 convertible. The base engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder with 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. Higher-end 200 convertibles come equipped with Chrysler's 3.6L Pentastar V6 with 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come paired with a six-speed automatic. EPA rates the 2013 200 convertible at 18 City/27 Highway/21 Combined for the 2.4L four-cylinder, and 19 City/29 Highway/22 Combined (E85: 14 City/21 Highway/16 Combined) for the 3.6L V6.
A 2013 Chrysler 200 convertible starts at $27,525 for the Touring model and climbs up to $33,020 for the S model. Competitors to the 200 Convertible include the Chevrolet Camaro convertible, Lexus IS 250C, and Volkswagen Eos.