Cars.com names America’s favorite convertibles

A 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. Based on Cars.com site activity the Camaro is the most popular convertible in the U.S. Photo credit: Darren Brode / Shutterstock.
CHICAGO - 

In time for end-of-summer shopping, Cars.com recently released a list of the most popular convertibles among consumers.

The site’s latest study on shopper's online activity revealed what convertibles are most popular and where in the U.S. shoppers are buying these models most. Turns out, being named as America's favorite was the Chevrolet Camaro.

And the state where convertibles are most popular is right in America's Heartland — Nebraska.

Using the site’s shopper data, Cars’ analysts researched the data to make its determinations, according to the car shopping site.

“There are 30 models categorized as convertibles that are currently available, which is 11.2 percent of all new vehicles on the market, yet convertibles only capture 0.8 percent of sales at dealerships,” Cars.com data analyst David Greene said in a news release.

“When compared to a segment like minivans, which has just seven models available and double the sales market share of convertibles, it is obvious just how aspirational the convertible segment is,” he said.

The convertible models to make it on the top 10 list range from affordable and more expensive options.

The top 10 most popular convertibles based on Cars.com site activity include:

1. Chevrolet Camaro

2. Mazda MX-5 Miata

3. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

4. Jaguar F-TYPE

5. Chevrolet Corvette

6. Ford Mustang

7. Porsche 911

8. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

9. BMW 4 Series

10. Fiat 124 Spider

The top 5 convertible-loving states according to Cars.com site data include:

1. Nebraska

2. New Mexico

3. Connecticut

4. New York

5. Hawaii

“It’s no surprise that states like Florida, California and Hawaii made the most-popular lists,” added Greene. “They’re all among the wealthiest states as determined by household income, and of course the year-round sunshine in those states makes convertibles a sensible lifestyle choice.”

For additional information about the study, visit cars.com/news.

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