3. 2013 Mazda MX-5
Didn’t think we’d forget about one of the most popular convertible sports cars in the world did you? The Mazda MX-5 is loved by many and it’s easy to see why. With a starting price of $24,515, the lightweight, compact convertible is the perfect fun machine. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 167 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, and the MX-5 can be had with either a soft top or Power Retractable Hard Top. The five-speed manual model gets an estimated 22-mpg city, 28-mpg highway while the six-speed transmission sacrifices 1-mpg in the city. It’s also worth mentioning that the automatic model has a bit less power, being rated at 158 hp.