When it comes to cars, one of the vehicle types that always catches the eye during the summertime is the convertible. The stylish lines, luxurious interior, and sheer power, calls out to people to step up to the driver’s seat, and take the wheel. Yet, along with wanting the most elegant and stylish car for the year, people are also looking for the safest convertible cars.
Safest Convertible Cars You Need to Consider Buying
Due to the fact that convertibles have either a soft or hard cover that can be removed, these vehicles’ open-air features can make drivers worried about crashes and rollovers. Most convertibles are equipped with pop-up roll bars or fixed bars, to protect them in such an accident. In addition, advancing technology has also created other safety features such as, side airbags that may also extend to protect the head area, and blind-spot warning systems. Other items you want when looking for the safest convertible cars include rear-view cameras, as well as, parking sensors. We have gathered a list of some of the most luxurious and safest convertible cars available in the market.
The 2017 Ford Mustang 2-door midsize convertible made the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s list, and made 5-stars out of 5 during government testing. It did well during several different crash tests, as the convertible was rated well for handling side and moderate overlap front crashes. This was due to having side, front seat-mounted head, and torso airbags. The convertible also had good marks during the head restraint, and seat tests. With additional knee airbags for front passengers and drivers, the 2017 Ford Mustang shows it can offer the safety features you desire. This vehicle also, won’t shortchange you in appearance or performance as it offers a sporty look, six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and a 3.7-liter V6 engine.
When it comes to luxury and performance that rivals many European luxury and convertible vehicles, the Chevrolet Camaro delivers in all areas to create a well-rounded car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave a rating of 5-stars out of a possible 5 in safety for crash test results. It has also received a US News & World Report rating of 9.1 out of 10 in safety. The Chevrolet Camaro comes equipped with a rear-view camera and available driver assistance technologies such as, blind-spot technology, rear cross traffic alert, head-up display, and rear parking sensors. If the teen will be occasionally showing off the ride to their friends, the Chevrolet Camaro has a teen driver technology, that allows you to set the speed. While visibility is poor and the back seats aren’t anything to write home about (as with mostly all convertibles), the supercharged V-8 engine, with 650-horsepower, along with the new 1LE track performance features available with the 2018 model, certainly makes this a convertible to consider.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
The Mazda MX-5 Miata hasn’t gone through any safety crash testing as of yet, by any organization. Yet, this doesn’t mean the vehicle should be left out without a mention. This convertible is packed with safety features that makes it worth a look at. The features aren’t advanced, but they can be trusted and are more than what other rivals possess. The Miata has driver and passenger airbags, front-side airbags, 4-wheel ABS, brake assist, daytime running lights, electronic stability control, lane departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic monitoring — just to name a few features. The one thing it doesn’t have is a rear-view camera, as you would have to turn to the Mazda’s rival, the Fiat 124 Spider, for that feature. Otherwise, the Miata offers safety along with an elegant, lightweight design, along with a 155-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can propel this vehicle to any destination.
See how safe the Mazda MX-5 Miata is in this video by Our Ride Life:
You don’t have to compromise performance for safety features in your convertible, as the following vehicles demonstrate. You can have a powerful and stylish vehicle that will definitely suit your need for speed, while looking stylish at the same time. The one thing to keep in mind is that the lighter the convertible is, the more affordable it will be for your wallet. When you look at muscle sports cars, such as the Ford Mustang, they will offer more power and muscle, but at a higher price tag.
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