Convertibles with Advanced Safety Features
Convertibles with Advanced Safety Features

by Wade Bruffey

Find a convertible owner and they'll tell you driving with the top down on a nice day is one of the best feelings in the world. Even Hollywood has featured countless convertible scenes conveying that sense of freedom and elation.

However enjoyable they may be, some car buyers are afraid convertibles won't keep them as safe in the event of an accident. Fortunately, car companies are developing new convertibles that are safer than ever before.

AxleGeeks, a vehicle data site that's part of the Graphiq network, compiled a list of 10 new 2016 convertibles that are some of the safest out there. Using data from Edmunds.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we found cars that boast advanced technologies designed to keep drivers safe.

Only base models were considered for our list. The cars also have at least one of the following features: a post-collision safety system, a lane departure warning system, blind spot monitoring or a pre-collision safety system. These convertibles are not ranked from better to best. Rather, they are listed in reverse alphabetical order, beginning with Volkswagen and arriving at Audi.

 

#1. 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T S

 

Standard safety features: brake assist, daytime running lights, post-collision safety system

 

#2. 2016 Porsche Boxster

 

Standard safety features: pre-collision safety system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, xenon/HID/LED lights

 

#3. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class SLK300

 

Standard safety features: blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, xenon/HID/LED lights

 

#4. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class E400

 

Standard safety features: lane departure warning

 

#5. 2016 Fiat 500 C Pop

 

Standard safety features: brake assist, daytime running lights, parking assist, post-collision safety system

 

#6. 2016 BMW M4

 

Standard safety features: lane departure warning, xenon/HID/LED lights

 

#7. 2016 BMW 4 Series 428i SULEV

 

Standard safety features: lane departure warning, xenon/HID/LED lights

 

#8. 2016 BMW 2 Series 228i SULEV

 

Standard safety features: lane departure warning, xenon/HID/LED lights

 

#9. 2016 Audi TT 2.0T Quattro

 

Standard safety features: blind spot monitoring

 

#10. 2016 Audi S5 Premium Plus Quattro

 

Standard safety features: blind spot monitoring

 

Summary

 

At $74,200, the BMW M4 is the most expensive convertible on our list. But with 425 horsepower and a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds, it's also the fastest. For car buyers who want to get the most safety features for their buck, the Fiat 500 C Pop takes the cake with Brake Assist, Daytime Running Lights, Parking Assist and a Post-Collision Safety System.

 

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Article: Courtesy AxleGeeks.com.

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