5 Best Convertible Sports Cars for Spring 2016

top 5 convertible sports cars for 2016
The 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S from $117,530.

Spring brings with it, lots of sunshine, beautiful weather, and warm evening breezes. After waiting all winter, some auto enthusiasts capitalize on this time by breaking out the convertible, dropping-the-top and going for a nice drive.

If you're looking for a change of pace, there's nothing quite like zipping around town in a brand new convertible sports car.

We've taken the guess work out of it for you and listed the Top Five Convertible Sports Cars for Spring 2016 below.

AutoNation, using their vast data, named their top five favorite top-down spring convertibles for 2016. The first vehicle on the list is also America's number #1 convertible. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Miata is powered by a 2.0 liter 155 horsepower motor and the 2016 Miata is almost 150lbs lighter and is equipped with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY.

With an entry level sticker price of $24,915, you can choose from three different trim levels, the Sport, Club, or the Grand Touring Edition. If you're in the market for a nice top-down convertible, make sure you add the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to your shopping list.

If you have a little flexibility in your budget and in the market for a new luxury sports convertible, you may want to take a look at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL400 or SL550. Starting at $85,050, the SL400 has a 3.0 L V6 engine with 329 horsepower and gets about 20 city / 27 highway.

The bigger, more powerful Mercedes-Benz SL550 is equipped with a 4.7 L V8 and pumps out a strong 449 horsepower at 5,250 rpm. The SL550 is available with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $108,050. Mercedes has done a beautiful job with these two vehicles, at least give one a test drive before pushing them to the side.

Check out all the sporty convertibles on the list below.

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Top 5 Best Convertible Sports Cars for Spring 2016

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# Year Make Model Price Engine Size Horsepower
1 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata From $24,915 155 hp 155 hp
2 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S From $117,530 3.8 L 6-cylinder 400 hp
3 2016 BMW 4 Series Convertible From $50,000 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, 3.0-liter turbo inline-six 240-300 hp
4 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible From $25,490 1.8 L 4-cylinder, 2.0 L 4-cylinder 170 to 210 hp
5 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL From $85,050 3.0 L V6, 4.7 L V8 329 to 449 hp