Safety First

IIHS names America's safest cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs for 2020

The Honda Insight is one of the Honda models that made this year's list.

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Safety is a big concern for shoppers when considering a new vehicle. Every new car sold in America must meet standards mandated by Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301, for motor vehicle safety, but not all vehicles are created equal. While airbags, seat belts and crumple zones keep occupants safe in a crash, technologies available in some new vehicles work to prevent the crash itself.

For a vehicle to be named either an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+, it must earn Good ratings (Good is the highest IIHS rating) in each of six crash tests: driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint & seats. The vehicle must also earn an Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests, as well as a Good or Acceptable headlight rating.

For the 2020 model year, the IIHS adds an additional requirement for a vehicle to gain distinction as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. To earn this top award, a vehicle must be available exclusively with Good or Acceptable headlights on all trim variants. This new requirement knocks several previously top-ranked vehicles off the Top Safety Pick+ list.

"The headlight ratings that have been part of our awards criteria in recent years have pushed automakers to pay more attention to this essential equipment," said IIHS President David Harkey. "However, finding vehicles with the right headlights can be a challenge for consumers. We wanted to reward automakers that have removed this obstacle," Harkey noted.

It's important to point out that no trucks made this list. Though IIHS does test trucks, none achieved either Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ status.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the safest new vehicles in America for the 2020 model year — vehicles that achieve the elite IIHS rank of Top Safety Pick+ winner.

2020 Acura RDX

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All new last year, the Acura RDX returns to the elite group of safest vehicles in America for the second year in a row. The previous-generation RDX earned the rank of TSP+ for 2016 and 2017, but the compact crossover didn't meet the headlight requirement for 2018. The RDX earns the highest rating for every IIHS crash test, thanks in part to the newest generation of Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, new high-strength steel door stiffener rings and eight airbags, including driver and front-passenger knee airbags. The RDX also features the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assist technologies, including automatic emergency braking and road departure mitigation. New LED headlights are now standard.

2020 Audi A6 and A6 Allroad

2020 Audi A6

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The traditional Audi A6 sedan and Audi A6 Allroad wagon earned honors this year. The A6 hasn't received any significant upgrades for the 2020 model year though features were shuffled throughout the trim levels. The A6 Allroad was new for 2020. Both models comes with a roster of standard driver assistance features including a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. Buyers can upgrade their model to include a 360-degree camera system (standard on A6 Allroad), adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, intersection crossing assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and night vision technology.

2020 Audi E-Tron

2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback

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The first fully electric model from Audi, the e-tron is a premium 5-seat midsize SUV with an EPA-estimated range of more than 200 miles. For 2020 Audi introduces the sleeker-looking e-tron Sportback, joining the e-tron SUV. The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV is rated as a Top Safety Pick+, but Audi is skipping the 2020 model year for that model. The e-tron employs a new-generation quattro electric all-wheel-drive system that features two potent electric motors — one powering each axle — that adjust the amount of torque delivered to each axle for ideal balance according to driving conditions. The Audi e-tron has the distinction of being the first fully electric vehicle to achieve the Top Safety Pick + ranking. In addition to the e-tron's Good score in the required crash tests, the standard automatic emergency braking operates at speeds up to 52 mph for detecting pedestrians and bicyclists. The system can also bring the vehicle to a full stop when traveling at speeds under 25 mph.

2020 Cadillac XT6

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An all-new model from Cadillac for the 2020 model year, the XT6 three-row luxury SUV is currently the only American-brand SUV to earn a spot on the Top Safety Pick+ list. The XT6 stands out with a large expressive grille flanked by a choice of bi-function LED projector headlights or performance LED headlights with a three-element projector array, both of which qualify the XT6 for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ranking. This stylish new crossover also gets the latest safety technology such as forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, front and rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a rearview camera with remote wash.

2020 Ford Explorer

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The Explorer has been one of the best-selling SUVs in America for decades, but it has never been rated one of the safest in America — until now. Completely new for the 2020 model year, the Explorer comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 — the company's suite of advanced driver-assist features. Co-Pilot360 includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a blind-spot information system, cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist and automatic high-beam headlights. Note that this rating only applies to Explorers built after May 2020 — Ford made structural modifications to improve the performance in small overlap driver's-side crash tests.

2020 Genesis G70

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The Genesis G70 was first introduced in for the 2019 model year and it hasn't changed much since. Every G70 sold comes with forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and driver attention monitoring. Front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, and adaptive headlights are available.

2020 Genesis G80

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Like its littler brother the G70, the Genesis G80 received no updates for the 2020 model year (those came in the 2021). The G80 is lauded for having a long list of standard and available safety features. Each G80 comes standard with driver attention monitor, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, a driver attention monitor, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera. Buyers can get their G80 with adaptive LED headlights, parking sensors, and a surround-view parking camera system.

2020 Genesis G90

2020 Genesis G90

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The Genesis G90 was the first model the company introduced and it's the first one to get a new generation. The redesigned 2020 competes directly with most more expensive luxury large cars and comes out near the top of rankings lists. The model basically includes all the same safety technology as the G80, but standard. The list includes: forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, driver attention monitoring, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system, rear cross traffic alert, lane following assist, highway driving assist, safe exit assist, and lane change assist.

2020 Honda Insight

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The 2019 and 2020 Honda Insight are virtually identical. Honda didn't make any big changes to the fuel-efficient car for the 2020 model year. The company equips every Insight sold with the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology. This includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, and traffic sign recognition. It also comes standard with a rearview camera and driver drowsiness monitoring.

2021 Honda Odyssey

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The 2021 Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to take home Top Safety Pick+ honors this year. Its inclusion follows a refresh of the current generation, which saw Honda add technology and revise the fascia of the vehicle. Each Odyssey comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, and traffic sign recognition.

2020 Hyundai Nexo

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The NEXO remains unique on this list of safest SUVs in America as the only fuel-cell vehicle to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating. The second-generation fuel-cell vehicle from Hyundai, NEXO is a 5-passenger crossover featuring a stylish exterior with swept-back narrow headlights, flush door handles and a sleek roofline. The NEXO employs three separate hydrogen tanks that improve interior space as well as provide room for a large, flat cargo area. NEXO come with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot view monitor as standard equipment.

2020 Lexus ES 350

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The Lexus ES was fully redesigned for the 2019 model year and hasn't changed much since. Every ES includes the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 suite of technology that includes a pre-collision system, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, adaptive cruise control, low-light pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with assist, daytime cyclist detection. Buyers can upgrade and add blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and parking sensors with automatic emergency braking.

2020 Lexus NX

2020 Lexus NX

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Lexus joined the growing compact luxury SUV segment when it introduced the NX for the 2015 model year. The NX has been a Top Safety Pick+ designee since its introduction, with the exception of the 2018 model year. In addition to earning high scores in the IIHS crash tests, the NX comes with the Lexus Safety System + which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert and intelligent high beams. The NX is available with the first-ever turbocharged engine in a Lexus — a 2.0-liter four cylinder that produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Also available with a hybrid powertrain, the NX 300h is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in America.

2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda CX-3

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Introduced for the 2016 model year , the CX-3 remains the smallest crossover in the Mazda lineup. The small crossover gets headlight improvements for 2020 that help it earn the Top Safety Pick+ rating. Mazda CX-3 boasts a dynamic design, signature Mazda sporty driving characteristics and an available sophisticated i-ACTIV AWD system offered with all three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The CX-3 comes equipped with Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE, which includes a range of advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist and adaptive front lighting.

2020 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda's popular CX-5 crossover has been on the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ list since 2014, and the redesigned 2017 model continued this success. The CX-5 is available with advanced safety features that include lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist and smart brake assist — the latter warning the driver and automatically applying the brakes to avoid or minimize damage from a frontal collision. These items are part of an i-ACTIVSENSE package that also includes high-beam headlight assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers.

2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

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Mazda's three-row SUV is a recent addition to the Top Safety Pick + list, making it three different Mazda models on this IIHS safe vehicle list. The CX-9 passes all the requirements with a headlight update for all vehicles built after December 2019. Like other Mazdas on this list of safest SUVs in America, the brand's flagship SUV uses radar and cameras to employ a range of advanced safety features — all part of Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE system. This includes advanced smart city brake support with pedestrian detection, smart brake assist with collision warning, Mazda radar cruise control with stop & go function, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist, high-beam headlight assist, an adaptive front lighting system, and traffic-sign recognition.

2020 Mazda Mazda3

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The hatchback and sedan versions of the Mazda3 have both earned honors for the 2020 model year. As a part of its roster of upgrades for the new model year, Mazda has given the Mazda3 more standard safety features, helping it earn a spot on this list. The list isn't as extensive as what you'll find in other vehicles, but it gets the job done: a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, a driver condition monitor, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.

2020 Mazda Mazda6

2019 Mazda Mazda6

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Like most other Mazdas, the Mazda6 had no major changes for the 2020 model year. It retained its good list of safety features and technology alongside an attractive interior and sleek exterior. Each Mazda6 comes standard with a ane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control. Upgrading to a more premium model gets buyers front and rear parking sensors and a surround-view parking camera system.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The current Mercedes-Benz C-Class generation is only a few years old, and continues to deliver moderately-priced luxury for German sedan enthusiasts. Buyers of the base model C-Class get forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and pedestrian detection. Moving up the scale will add a variety of safety tech including lane departure warning, evasive steering assist, adaptive headlights, speed limit sign recognition, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, automatic lane change, and auto high beams.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S

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Mercedes-Benz updated the GLE SUV last year with advancements in safety, entertainment, connectivity and drivability. The GLE has been on the Top Safety Pick+ list since its introduction in 2016, making it one of the safest SUVs in America. Equipped with all the luxury features expected of a Mercedes, the GLE's s standard safety equipment includes Collision Prevention Assist, which uses radar to monitor the distance to a vehicle in front and will alert the driver while priming the brakes if a crash seems imminent. Also available is Collision Prevention Assist Plus with active brake assist, which will automatically apply the brakes to avoid a collision. The LED Intelligent Light System features an ultra-wide beam; it has the brightest headlights allowed on a motor vehicle.

2020 Nissan Maxima

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The Nissan Maxima is a bit long in the tooth at this point, but it's one of the last mass market large cars you can buy in the U.S. It's also the only Nissan to make this list. For the 2020 model year, the company gave every Maxima Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology, which includes automatic high beams, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, a driver attention monitor, and lane departure warning.

2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru Ascent

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In 2019 Subaru returned to the 3-row crossover market with its largest production vehicle yet — the all-new Ascent. Built on the company's new platform, Ascent is available in a number of trim levels, all of which come with full-time all-wheel drive and Subaru's suite of safety features (called EyeSight) as standard equipment. The safety suite includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and sway warning. The Ascent also is available with blind-spot detection, lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert and reverse automatic braking. Note the 2020 Ascent did not earn the highest rating because the crossover's standard headlights did not meet new IIHS requirements. Subaru solved the issue for the 2021 Ascent.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

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Subaru introduced a plug-in hybrid version of the Crosstrek last year — the brand's first plug-in for the U.S. market. The Crosstrek Hybrid comes with the latest version of EyeSight, Subaru's innovative driver-assistance system that employs stereo forward-facing cameras as well as other sensors. With EyeSight, the Crosstrek Hybrid is available with automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert. In the IIHS front crash prevention tests, the Crosstrek Hybrid performed at the highest level for both vehicle and passenger avoidance. The Crosstrek Hybrid has standard LED projector headlights; however, the non-hybrid does not — which is why the hybrid version is the only Crosstrek on the Top Safety Pick+ list.

2020 Subaru Forester

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All new last year, the Subaru Forester features the roomiest interior ever offered with a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase, more rear-seat legroom and more cargo capacity, as well as improvements in crash protection, comfort, quietness and driving dynamics. EyeSight driver-assist technology is standard on all trim levels, and Forester Touring features DriverFocus safety technology that can alert the driver of fatigue or distraction as well as automatically adjust many driver settings at startup. For 2020 Subaru equips Forester with LED projector headlights, which help elevate it to the rank of Top Safety Pick+ once again.

2020 Subaru Legacy

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The Subaru Legacy is a very close relative of the Subaru Outback. Both were redesigned for the 2020 model year and make this list. The Legacy, like the Outback, Forester, and Ascent, comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, a suite of safety tech. The model's roster of standard safety features includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera (some aren't part of EyeSight while others are).

2020 Subaru Outback

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There aren't many wagons available in America, but the Subaru Outback — with its perfect score from the IIHS — is arguably the safest wagon on the market. All new for the 2020 model year, Outback rides on Subaru's updated global platform. The Outback has been on the Top Safety Pick+ list since 2013, and for 2020 the off-road wagon/crossover continues to score the highest marks in all tests. Standard on all Outbacks is Subaru's innovative EyeSight system, which includes automatic emergency braking as well as an advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering and the new DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, which uses both audio and visual alerts if the drive appears to be fatigued or simply not paying attention.

2020 Tesla Model 3

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While the Tesla Model 3 does not have full self-driving capability (despite what you might read on Twitter), it does have a good amount of safety technology. The standard features list includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, sensors on all sides of the car, forward collision warning, side collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera. Enhanced Autopilot is available and operates similar to Nissan's ProPilot Assist, and requires hands on the wheel.

2020 Toyota Camry

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The Toyota Camry didn't change much from 2019 to 2020. It retained its Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of safety and driver assist technology. Every Camry comes standard with adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning. Buyers can upgrade their Camry choice to get blind spot monitoring, a surround-view camera system, and rear cross traffic alert.

2020 Volvo XC90

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Volvo built its reputation creating cars that keep people safe, and for 2020 the flagship XC90 earns a Top Safety Pick + rating. Updated for the 2020 model year, the XC90 is available with a range of safety and driver assistance features. Standard on all Volvos is City Safety, which provides automatic braking and collision avoidance with the ability to detect pedestrians, cyclists and large animals such as a moose. Also available is cross-traffic alert with auto brake, as well as an oncoming lane mitigation system that detects if the XC90 has drifted over the lane marker and automatically steers the SUV back where it belongs.

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modern-day ElvaAs spring weather arrives around the country — and available daylight increases as summer approaches — thoughts shift to outdoor activities, and for many automotive-oriented sun seekers this means open-top motoring.

Whether you have aspirations about top-down driving or already own a convertible, there's no better time to take a look at what's new in the segment. A wide variety of drop-tops are available, and with nearly 40 models on the market and prices starting around $25,000 there's likely a drop-top available that fits the bill. Take a quick look at this convertible shopping guide for 2021 and get ready to soak up the sun.

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Base MSRP: $26,830
Although the MX-5 is a thoroughly modern two-seat roadster, it summons a time when sports cars were more about being light and nimble rather than having voluminous power. Since its launch in 1989, more than 1 million MX-5s have been sold worldwide, making it the most successful two-seater of all time according to Guinness World Records.

The latest-generation Mazda MX-5 went on sale in summer 2015, and for 2019 received a revised SKYACTIV- G 2.0-liter engine producing 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque — an increase of 26 horsepower.

In addition to the manual soft-top MX-5, Mazda sells the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) which has a power-folding hardtop that can open or close in 13 seconds.

Last year the MX-5 added available Polymetal Gray paint, Red Nappa leather and a Gray cloth soft-top. For 2021 MX-5 Miata is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring. MX-5 Miata Club includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Smart City Brake Support and LED headlights and taillights. MX-5 Miata Club adds a Bose nine-speaker audio system, 17-inch alloy wheels and black front air dam and rear lip spoiler. The top-level Grand Touring features heated leather-trimmed seats, adaptive front lighting system and wireless Apple CarPlay.

A convertible that remains loyal to its origins, the MX-5 Miata continues to be impressively lightweight, nimble and fun to drive.

​MINI Cooper Convertible

Mini Cooper Convertible

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Base MSRP: $27,400
The smallest 4-seat convertible on the market, the aptly-named MINI received a refresh for the 2018 model year, including a new logo, rear LED lights, new alloy wheels and additional interior features such as wireless phone charging. While the styling has been updated, there's no mistaking the classic MINI "bulldog" look that exemplifies the diminutive car's fun-to-drive characteristics.

The MINI Cooper Convertible is available in three configurations: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works, ranging from the base level with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine to the sporty John Cooper Works edition, drawing 228 horsepower from its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The soft-top is power operated and functional at speeds up to 18 mph.

For 2021 the MINI Sidewalk Edition returns, paying homage to a previous special edition that launched in 2007. Based on the MINI Cooper S Convertible, the Sidewalk Edition is available in either Deep Laguna Metallic or MINI Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic with an Anthracite Sidewalk soft-top roof and Sidewalk badges in contrasting colors.

Inside, the Sidewalk Edition features MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk Anthracite with a Sidewalk Sport Leather Steering Wheel, Sidewalk Edition floormats and interior surfaces with special Sidewalk illumination.

​Jeep Wrangler

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Base MSRP: $32,075
Jeep completely redesigned the iconic Wrangler for the 2018 model year — the off-roader's first complete makeover in 10 years. While staying true to Wrangler's legendary capabilities, the new model received the latest fuel-efficient powertrains, improved on-road dynamics as well as advanced safety and technology.

For 2020 Jeep added the new top-of-the-line Wrangler High Altitude with luxury materials, premium content and technology. High Altitude features quilted Nappa leather seats; a leather-trimmed dashboard, center console and door panels; an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Alpine premium audio; and 20-inch painted gloss black aluminum wheels.

Best of all, the Jeep Wrangler has multiple open-top options that are much easier to use than the previous generation. The Sunrider folding soft-top is standard equipment. The Freedom Top 3-piece removable hardtop is optional for all trim levels, as is the optional Sky One-Touch Power Top — a power-retractable full-length canvas top with removable rear quarter windows.

For 2021, Wrangler adds two new variations at opposite ends of the spectrum: Wrangler Rubicon 392 and Wrangler 4xe. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 is powered by a 470-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, and the Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid rated at 49 MPGe with an all-electric range of 21 miles.

​Ford Mustang Convertible

Ford Mustang Convertible

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Base MSRP: $32,655
The legendary Mustang received a refresh for 2018 sporting a new, sleeker design as well as additional technology and features. The pony car has a restyled grille and hood with new vents designed to give it a more aggressive look. All Mustangs now feature LED headlights and taillights as well as a new bumper and fascia.

The 2021 Mustang Convertible is available with two standard engine choices: a 2.3-liter 310-horsepower EcoBoost or a 5.0-liter V8 that generates an impressive 460 horsepower. In addition, the new EcoBoost High Performance Package adds a 2.3-liter EcoBoost derived from the Focus RS that produces 330 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

The EcoBoost High Performance Package gives Mustang a performance-oriented look with a large black front splitter, black belly pan, brake cooling ducts from the Mustang GT, a black grille with an offset tri-bar Mustang emblem, 2.3L High Performance Package fender badges, magnetic gray mirrors, a raised blade rear spoiler and metallic gray hood stripes. Mustang also is available with the latest safety technology, including pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

Four new Mustang colors are offered for 2021:Antimatter Blue Metallic, Carbonized Gray Metallic, Fighter Jet Gray and Grabber Yellow.

​Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

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Base MSRP: $32,695
As it has been for decades, the Ford Mustang Convertible's chief rival is the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible. Still carrying elements reminiscent of the original 1967 design, Camaro received a revised design for 2019 including a new grille, hood, dual-element headlights, LED signature lights, front fascia, LED taillights and rear fascia.

The Camaro convertible features a multi-layer soft-top that mimics the shape of the coupe, with a hard tonneau that covers the roof when stowed. The fully automatic electro-hydraulic power roof system can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30 mph.

Now with a front-end look based on the design of the Camaro Shock show car, the 2021 Camaro convertible is available in a LT, LT1, SS and ZL1 trim levels. The LT is powered by either a turbocharged 275-horsepower 2.0-liter engine or a 335-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and the new LT1 combines the style and features of the LT with the V8 engine from the SS. The Camaro SS features a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and the extreme ZL1 boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 generating 650 horsepower. A 1LE performance package is offered with either the 2.0-liter engine or the 3.6 V6, and the ZL1 1LE has an available 10-speed automatic transmission.

​Jeep Gladiator

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Base MSRP: $33,715
Following closely on the heels of the redesigned Jeep Wrangler, Jeep introduced the Jeep Gladiator last year — an all-new midsize truck based on a combination of Jeep's iconic off-roader and the Ram 1500. And like the Wrangler, Gladiator is an open-top vehicle including the base-level Gladiator Sport, which comes with a Sunrider folding soft-top as standard equipment.

The Sunrider soft-top easily folds back; or customers can opt for the Freedom hardtop with three removable panels. For the ultimate outdoor experience, the Jeep Gladiator's doors can be removed and the windshield folded down onto the hood (Gladiator has a handy box for storing hardware of the removed items).

Later in 2020 Jeep added the new top-of-the-line Gladiator High Altitude with luxury materials, premium content and technology. High Altitude features quilted Nappa leather seats; leather-trimmed dashboard, center console and door panels; an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Alpine premium audio; a body-color hardtop, mirrors, bumpers and door handles; and 20-inch painted gloss black aluminum wheels.

Jeep also added the Gladiator Mojave, designed and equipped for high-speed, off-road capability and performance in tough desert conditions. The Mojave design achieves higher speeds while in low range to keep momentum while attacking sand dunes and other desert challenges.

​BMW 2 Series Convertible

BMW 2 Series Convertible

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Base MSRP: $41,850
Available as either the 230i or the more powerful M240i, the 2 Series convertible features a power-operated soft-top that provides coupelike quietness when in place and is completely hidden beneath the rear deck when open. The roof can be opened at speeds up to 30 mph.

BMW's entry-level 2 Series convertible received a refresh for the 2018 model year that included updated front-end styling with LED headlights, new interior materials and new double-spoke bi-color wheels.

Additional updates for 2020 included darker taillights; a high-gloss-black kidney frame for the 230i; Cerium Gray kidney frame, badges and front/side air inserts for M240i; and high-gloss black mirror caps on M240i.

The 230i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 248 horsepower, while the sportier M240i gets an M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine that produces 335 horsepower. Both the 230i and M240i are available with a standard eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission, available xDrive all-wheel drive and an available six-speed manual with rear-wheel drive.

BMW Z4

2020 BMW Z4

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Base MSRP: $49,700
The German automaker's newest two-seat soft-top roadster, the all-new Z4 went on sale as a 2019 model. Easily recognizable as a BMW — from the signature kidney grille to the long clamshell hood stretched over bold wheel arches and the short trunk lid — this new Z4 has all the lines of a classic BMW roadster.

The production Z4 debuted in August 2018 at Pebble Beach when BMW unveiled the Z4 M40i First Edition, finished in Frozen Orange Metallic with an anthracite textile soft-top. The 2019 Z4 sDrive30i Roadster went on sale in spring 2019 and the Z4 M40i Roadster joined later in the year as a 2020 model.

The sculpted hood, air vents behind the front wheels and dual exhaust add to the BMW Z4's sporting look. The Z4 sDrive30i gets motivation from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbocharged engine producing 255 horsepower and peak torque of 295 pound-feet at 1550 to 4400 rpm, while the Z4 M40i features a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder TwinPower Turbocharged engine producing 382 horsepower and peak torque of 369 pound-feet from 1600 to 4500 rpm. Both engines are mated with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with paddle shifting.

​Audi A5 Cabriolet

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Base MSRP: $50,400
Audi's four-seat convertible, the A5, was updated for 2020 with a wider, flatter Singleframe grille; ventilation slots above the grille similar to the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984; a blade across the lower front facia with larger air inlets; and standard LED headlight and taillights; and trapezoidal exhaust outlets. The A5 Cabriolet features an acoustic cloth soft-top can be lowered in 15 seconds at speed up to 31 mph with a new one-touch opening function. When opened, the top folds into three layers and stows beneath the trunk space with little effect on cargo capacity.

Inside, the A5 Cabriolet offers the same advanced infotainment systems introduced in the coupe and sportback, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen and Audi's new MIB 3 infotainment system and available second-generation Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display and three display modes: Classic, Sport and Dynamic. Known officially as the A5 Cabriolet 45 TFSI quattro, the A5 Cabriolet is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 261 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, teamed with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.

​BMW 4 Series Convertible

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Base MSRP: $53,100
BMW introduced the 4 Series four-seat convertible in 2014, replacing the 3 Series Convertible ,and the all-new second-generation 4 Series debuts as a 2021 model. The new 4 Series features a soft-top design replacing the retractable hardtop of the previous generation. Like the 4 Series Coupe that debuted first, the new 4 Series Convertible design gets dominated by a large, vertical dual-kidney grille first seen on the Concept 4 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The 4 Series Convertible is offered in four trim levels: 430i and M440i, with xDrive all-wheel-drive versions of each.

The 430i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from 1500 to 4400 rpm. The M440i receives a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder producing 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque from 1800 to 5000 rpm. Both engines get mated to 8-speed sport automatic transmissions delivering power to the rear wheels.

The available xDrive all-wheel-drive system uses an electronically controlled multiplate clutch in the transfer case to distribute torque between the front and rear wheels, with all power delivered to the rear wheels when all-wheel drive is not needed.

​Audi TT Roadster

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Base MSRP: $53,900
The sporty Audi TT Roadster received fresh new styling a few years ago, including a new fascia with a broader, flatter Singleframe grille and standard LED headlights that tie it closer to its larger sibling, the R8. The TT uses an acoustic soft-top that retracts at the touch of a button. The roof can be raised or lowered in a mere 10 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph.

Powering the TT Roadster is a turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI 4-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission is standard, as is Audi's legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system.

​Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

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Base MSRP: $54,700
The C-Class Cabriolet joined the Mercedes-Benz lineup as a 2017 model — the first time an open-top C-Class had ever been offered — and was updated for the 2019 model year. The revised 2020 C-Class Cabriolet features new front-end treatment (grille, bumper, LED lights). Inside, C-Class Cabriolet receives a larger standard 10.25-inch multimedia display and available fully-digital instrument cluster.

The C-Class Cabriolet design follows that of the Coupe, and the power acoustic cloth soft-top can be lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The tightly-stretched soft-top includes a glass rear window and stows in the trunk with an integrated cover for a clean finish when lowered.

The 2021 C-Class Cabriolet is offered in five versions: C 300, C 300 4MATIC, AMG C 43 4MATIC, AMG C 63 and AMG C 63 S. The C 300 is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder producing 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, and the AMG C 43 derives power from an AMG 3.0-liter V6 generating 385 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. The AMG C 63 receives an AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo creating 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, with power bumped up to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque for the C 63 S.

Standard equipment includes a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and AIRCAP to reduce air turbulence when the top is down.

​Audi S5 Cabriolet

2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet

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Base MSRP: $60,600
The high-performance version of Audi's A5 Cabriolet, the S5 Cabriolet received the same updates as the A5 for 2020, including a wider, flatter Singleframe grille; ventilation slots above the grille similar to the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984; a blade across the lower front facia with larger air inlets; and standard LED headlight and taillights. New side sills are added, and at the rear is a new diffuser insert and trapezoidal exhaust outlets.

Inside the S5 features a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Audi's new MIB 3 infotainment system and second-generation Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display.

The 2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI twin-scroll turbocharged V6 that produces 349 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Teamed with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, the S5 jumps to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The standard Audi quattro all-wheel-drive system includes a self-locking center differential, basic 40:60 front/rear torque split and wheel-selective torque control. Optional dynamic steering adjusts the variable steering ratio based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive select setting.

​Porsche 718 Boxster

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Base MSRP: $62,600
German automaker Porsche has a rich history in sports car racing — in 1950s and '60s the company campaigned the legendary 718 lightweight mid-engine sports car. In the spirit of that original, Porsche introduced the 718 Boxster name when the mid-engine, two-seat roadster was redesigned for the 2017 model year.

This updated roadster was initially offered as the 718 Boxster or 718 Boxster S; in 2019 the 718 Boxster GTS joined the lineup and last year Porsche added the 718 Boxster T and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0.

A newly developed 2.0-liter turbocharged horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine produces 300 horsepower in the 718 Boxster, and the S upgrades to a 2.5-liter turbo producing 350 horsepower. The 718 Boxster GTS is also powered by a 2.5-liter turbo producing 365 horsepower. All three version are available with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

The 718 Boxster T is powered by the standard Boxster engine and adds PASM Sport Suspension, shorter springs, retuned adaptive dampers, lower ride height, mechanical limited-slip differential and 20-inch 911 Carrera S wheels painted in a special Titanium Grey finish. The 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine producing 394 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed manual transmission and sport exhaust.

​Jaguar F-Type Convertible

\u200bJaguar F-Type Convertible

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Base MSRP: $64,700
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type receives new styling with a more sculpted shape, a slightly larger grille, a new hood, a new front bumper design and slim LED headlights with signature J daytime running lights. At the rear, slender LED taillights receive the "Chicane" signature that debuted on the Jaguar I-Pace. The 2021 F-Type is offered in four versions: P300, First Edition P300, R-Dynamic P380 and F-Type R.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type P300 and First Edition P300 are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque delivered to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The R-Dynamic P380 is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, and the F-Type R receives a more powerful supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Both the R-Dynamic P380 and the F-Type R combine an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission with all-wheel drive.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

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Base MSRP: $68,495
The all-new, eighth generation Corvette debuted in 2019 — the first ever mid-engine Corvette, followed by the new Corvette Convertible — the first Corvette to feature a retractable hardtop. While other powertrain options are expected, the new Corvette is currently offered with a new LT2 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. No manual transmission is available— instead, the engine gets teamed with a quick-shifting dual-clutch eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The 6.2-liter V8 engine and eight-speed gearbox combination in the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette allows the Stingray to jump to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds — the fastest time ever for an entry-level Corvette. With a strong, stiff yet lightweight structure, the new mid-engine design offers ride and handling upgrades. The new convertible design was engineered to store the hardtop within the body and retain the same storage capacity as the Corvette Coupe.

​Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

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Base MSRP: $71,950
New for the 2018 model year and updated for 2021, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has a refreshed exterior design, electrified engine, next-generation driver-assistance systems and MBUX infotainment system with Voice Control.

The 2021 E-Class Cabriolet is offered in three versions: E 450, E 450 4Matic and AMG E 53. Utilizing a classic soft-top, the E-Class Cabriolet's multilayered, insulated top keeps the interior quiet even at high speeds. The top can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, and with the top raised the cabriolet has a similar silhouette to the E-Class Coupe. The E-Class Cabriolet features the Aircap electric wind-deflector and Airscarf neck-level heating system for top-down driving comfort.

Motivation for E 450 versions comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with EQ Boost and 48-volt technology that produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, combined with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Integrated Starter Generator can add up to 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque for short periods of time. A 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine powers the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet, along with EQ Boost and an electric auxiliary compressor to produce 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, combined with an AMG Speedshift nine-speed automatic transmission and AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive.

BMW M4 Convertible

BMW M4 Convertible

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Base MSRP: $77,650
The high-performance version of the 4 Series, the M4 Convertible joined BMW's U.S. lineup in 2015. Although the new 4 Series and M4 Competition Coupes have debuted, the M4 Convertible is still offered based on the previous generation. The M4 Convertible is powered by a BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces a plentiful 425 horsepower with 406 pound-feet of torque from 1850–5500 rpm. Power gets sent to the rear wheels via a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed M Double Clutch gearbox.

The aggressive design features aluminum front fenders and hood for weight savings.

The BMW M4 Convertible shares the folding hardtop of the previous-gen 4 Series Convertible. The M4 features Adaptive M Suspension, and the Active M Differential uses data from the stability control, pedal position, wheel rotation, and yaw rate to vary the power distribution between wheels for improved agility and control.

The M4 Competition Package increases power to 444 horses and adds the Active M Differential and Star-Spoke forged wheels.

​Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster

2017 Mercedes SL Roadster

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Base MSRP: $91,000
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL is offered in two trim levels: SL 450 and SL 550. The SL450 is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo that produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the SL 550 receives a 4.7-liter V8 Biturbo with 449 horsepower and 526 pound-feet of torque. The SL features a power hardtop that can operate at speeds up to 25 mph. Unique to the SL is a panoramic glass top that can be electronically lightened or darkened with the touch of a button.

One of the most iconic convertibles of all time, the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster has a rich history dating back to the 300 SL of the 1950s. Mercedes-Benz updated the SL for 2017 with a revised front end, more powerful engines, a new nine-speed automatic transmission and available Active Body Control with curve tilting function. The new design features a unique diamond grille that extends downward, large lower air inlets and standard LED headlights.

​2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Photo courtesy of Lexus

Base MSRP: $93,050
For 2021 Lexus adds the LC 500 Convertible alongside the flagship LC 500 Coupe. From the front, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible looks identical to the coupe, but the roofline and rear decklid design are unique to the open-top version. The 4-layer soft-top has been designed so the supporting frame is not visible through the fabric material.

Although the LC 500 Convertible retains the look of a coupe with the top up, the roofline is not as fast as the coupe, and the rear deck profile is taller and longer. Also, the center brake light migrates to the trunk lid. The roof can be opened in 15 second (or closed in 16 seconds) at speeds up to 31 mph.

The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is powered by the same 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine as the coupe, producing 471 horsepower at 7100 rpm and 398 pound-feet of torque at 4800 rpm. To ensure LC 500 Convertible occupants remain comfortable — whatever the weather conditions — Lexus adds neck heaters and a new feature dubbed Lexus Climate Concierge with Upper Body Heating, which automatically manages the occupant experience during open-top driving. The cabin designed reduces wind noise with a polycarbonate wind deflector behind the rear seats, as well as an available windscreen to reduce wind buffeting at higher speeds.

The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is scheduled to go on sale this summer.

BMW 8 Series Convertible

BMW 8 series

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Base MSRP: $94,400
After an absence of more than 20 years, the BMW 8 Series returned to the lineup in 2019, including for the first time an 8 Series Convertible alongside the coupe. The 8 Series Convertible first arrived as the M850i xDrive Convertible, followed by the 840i and 840i xDrive.

The M850i xDrive is powered by the latest version of the BMW 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine producing 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, with power sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

For 2020 BMW added the 840i and 840i xDrive Convertibles, both powered by a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine producing 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque.

With seating for four, the 8 Series Convertible features a fully-electric soft-top that can open or close in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. The top is fully insulated with multiple fabric layers designed to keep the cabin quiet; the top's light weight also lowers the center of gravity, thus improving ride and handling. A standard wind deflector keeps breezes down in the front seat, and optional neck warmers are welcome on a cold day.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

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Base MSRP: $114,000
One of the most iconic automotive silhouettes of all time, the Porsche 911 debuted in 1963 and continues today as a benchmark among sports cars. The 911 Cabriolet has been offered every year since 1983, and the current-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and Carrera 4S Cabriolet arrived at U.S. dealers in late summer 2019 as 2020 models, followed by the Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera 4 Cabriolet in early 2020. The new Carrera features design cues such as defined wheel arches, a recess in the front luggage compartment lid similar to classic 911 models, and a full-width LED light strip across the rear.

The Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera 4 Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six engine producing 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, combined with an eight-speed PDK transmission. The Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo flat six producing 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six producing 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, combined with an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six producing 572 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque that also gets combined with an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

​Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

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Base MSRP: $127,900
The AMG GT is the flagship sports car of the Mercedes-AMG lineup, and the brand added a roadster to the mix alongside the coupe. For 2019 the AMG GT received styling updates to tie it closer to the new AMG GT 4-door.

Three variants are offered — the AMG GT Roadster gets a 4.0- liter biturbo V8 engine that produces 469 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, while the more potent AMG GT C Roadster receives a new version of the 4.0-liter liter biturbo V8 that generates 550 horsepower. For 2020 the AMG GT R Roadster was added and only 750 units will be built, powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 producing 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

All AMG GT Roadsters utilize the AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to optimize performance. The AMG GT Roadster accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, while the AMG GT C Roadster makes the trip in 3.7 seconds. AMG Sport Suspension is standard, and the AMG GT C includes AMG Ride Control Sport Suspension with adaptive, adjustable damping.

The fabric soft-top can be opened or closed automatically in around 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

The AMG GT R Roadster adds adjustable coil-over suspension with active rear axle steering, active aerodynamics and wider rear fenders.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

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Base MSRP: $140,000
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet arrived in the U.S. as a 2017 with all the technology of other S-Class models, as well as a complete system for top-down warmth and wind control. The S-Class Sedan is new for 2021 and the new S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are expected to follow.

The sleek, elegant design has a coupe-like profile with the soft-top closed. The three-layer acoustic fabric soft-top is available in four colors and has a high-quality lining in Nappa leather and Dinamica microfiber. Inside the new S-Class Cab, technological creature comforts include an enhanced automatic wind protection system called Aircap, the Airscarf neck-level heating system, heated armrests and heated front and rear seats.

For 2021 the S Class Cabriolet is offered in S 560 and S 63 versions, and the Premium Package is now standard including Active Multicontour front seats with massage, front variable heated seats Plus and a Surround View system.

The S560 is powered by a Biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 463 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, combined with a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. The S 63 draws power from a handcrafted AMG Biturbo 4.0-liter V8 producing 603 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, combined with an AMG Speedshift MCT nine-speed transmission and AMG Performance 4Matic+ permanent all-wheel drive with fully variable torque split.

BMW M8 Convertible

2021 BMW M8 Convertible

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Base MSRP: $142,500
Following the debut of the first-ever 8-Series Convertible in 2019, BMW adds even more performance with the addition of the new BMW M flagship, the M8. Offered in Couope and Convertible versions, the M8 is powered by a 4.4-liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine making 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The twin turbochargers are positioned within the V of the engine to improve thermal efficiency and responsiveness.

The M8 Convertible's powertrain consists of the TwinPower Turbo V8 engine combined with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive all-wheel drive. The rear biased all-wheel drive uses an electronically controlled multiplate clutch to distribute power between the front and rear axles. and the Active M differential splits the power between the rear wheels.

The M8 Competition adds 17 additional horsepower, Full Merino Leather / Alcantara seats, door panel stitching, an M Sport exhaust, 20-inch forged M Star bi-color wheels and M safety belts.

Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Audi R8 V10 Spyder

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Base MSRP: $182,100
Audi updated the R8 for 2020 as the next generation of the automaker's 2-seat mid-engine performance car with revised exterior styling and more powerful engines.

The new Audi R8 Spyder features an updated front bumper, new honeycomb grille with R8 badge, darkened headlights, new front spoiler lip and lateral air intakes. At the rear, the updated R8 Spyder receives a new bumper with honeycomb air outlets, oval exhaust outlets and new rear diffuser.

Forged 19-inch 5-double-spoke wheels with an Anthracite bi-color finish are standard with 20-inch 10-spoke Y-design forged wheels in high-gloss Anthracite optional.

The R8 V10 Spyder features a cloth top that can be opened in 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. This sleek machine is powered by a normally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 562 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque — an increase of 30 horsepower from the previous model. The R8 V10 performance Spyder is also powered by a 5.2-liter V10 producing a prodigious 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are mated with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and have Audi's race-proven quattro all-wheel drive.

Ferrari Portofino

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Base MSRP: $214,533
The all-new Portofino replaced the aging California T, slotting in as the entry-level model in the Ferrari lineup. The Portofino sports the same turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine as the California T; however, the engine has been updated to produce close to 600 horsepower — an increase of almost 50 ponies.

The Portofino's performance is at a level appropriate for a Ferrari — a sprint to 60 mph takes less than 3.5 seconds, while top speed is documented as approaching 200 mph. The Portofino employs a retractable hardtop that not only adds stiffness and security, when closed it creates a sleek fastback style. Ferrari's new Portofino convertible seats four; however, rear-seat use should probably be limited to short trips.

​Aston Martin DB11 Volante

\u200bAston Martin DB11 Volante

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Base MSRP: $216,495
The DB11 Volante was all new for the 2018 model year — the latest in a long line of convertible GT sports cars from the British marque. Powering the DB11 Volante is an AMG-built 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503 horsepower and 513 lb-ft of torque at a low 2000 rpm. The intake, exhaust and ECU are all built by Aston Martin, which changes the dynamics as well as the sound from a comparable Mercedes-AMG model.

The DB11 comes with an impressive array of standard equipment. Some features that can be found on every DB11 Volante include full leather trim, an Alcantara headliner, heated power front seats, a 360-degree surround-view camera, dual-zone climate control and 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. Also standard is an 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio streaming, a navigation system and iPhone integration.

​Bentley Continental GT Convertible

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Base MSRP: $236,100
Following the debut of the Continental GT Coupe, Bentley added the Continental GT Convertible in 2019 with elegant, flowing exterior styling and a beautiful profile with the top up or down. The new Continental GT Convertible's larger grille is flanked by larger LED Matrix headlights that seem to flow into lines in the hood and fenders.

Bentley's EXP 10 Speed 6 concept inspired many design cues on this new drop-top including the elliptically shaped taillights. The convertible's fabric top can be raised or lowered in 19 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. Seven top colors are available, including a tweed look. The top provides enough sound deadening that the new convertible is as quiet inside as the previous-generation coupe.

The new Continental GT Convertible is powered by Bentley's 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The Continental GT V8 Convertible draws power from a twin-turbocharged V8 producing 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque.

Bentley Continental GT Mulliner offers owners even more possibilities to customize Continental GT to personal specifications. Continental GT Mulliner introduces a new Double Diamond grille and Mulliner branded side vents that share a silver-on-black diamond pattern. New 22-inch 10-spoke painted and polished wheels have floating center badges that remain upright when the wheel is turning. The interior offers eight custom three-color combinations with a unique Mulliner color split.

​Ferrari F8 Spider

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Base MSRP: $274,280
The Ferrari F8 Spider is the open-top version of the F8 Tributo, the latest iteration of Ferrari's V8-powered mid-engine 2-seat sports car that replaced the 488 GTB in the Ferrari lineup. Since the debut of the 308 GTB in the 1970s, Ferrari has offered a mid-engine V8 sports car and an open-top version since the targa-top 308 GTS. The F8 Spider continues that tradition, powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, teamed with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

The Spider's power-retractable hardtop operates in 14 seconds, two panels of which stow behind the seats. The electric glass rear window can be placed in three positions with the top up or down. The F8 Spider accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and reaches 124 mph in 8.2 seconds, with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Driving dynamics get enhanced by F1-Trac traction control, an E-Diff 3 electronic differential, SSC2 side-slip angle control and Magnetorheological suspension control.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

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Base MSRP: $287,400
Lamborghini introduced the Huracan EVO Spyder at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, following the coupe that was introduced earlier that year. The Spyder carries over the advanced aerodynamics and next-generation vehicle dynamics control that were introduced on the hardtop. The Spyder also features an electrohydraulic, lightweight soft-top that opens with the push of a button and fully retracts in 17 seconds. As the top lowers, two fins deploy behind the seats to enhance the overall look and help reduce turbulence during high-speed open-air motoring.

Power for the Huracan EVO Spyder comes from a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine based on the powerplant found in the high-performance Huracan Performante, producing 640 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. This results in thrilling speed specs: 62 mph comes up in 3.1 seconds, 124 mph in 9.3 seconds and top speed is rated at a bit over 200 mph.

Huracan EVO features the latest version of Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata to control and enhance the overall driving dynamics. The LDVI can affect the rear-wheel steering, four-wheel torque-vectoring system and enhanced all-wheel-drive system to predict the best driving setup for the current situation.

​McLaren 720S Spider

McLaren 720S

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Base MSRP: $315,000
Four years ago McLaren introduced the all-new 720S, followed two years later by the open-top 720S Spider joined the lineup. The retractable carbon fiber roof raises or lowers in 11 seconds. The entire top mechanism only adds 108 pounds, conforming to McLaren's dedication to lightweight performance vehicles. With the same handling and performance as the coupe, the 720S Spider offers both open-top motoring as well as the all-weather durability with the retractable hardtop.

The 720S Spider's 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Performance figures are on a par with the coupe — the sprint to 60 mph takes 2.8 seconds and 124 mph comes up in a hair under 8 seconds. Top speed is 212 mph; however, with the top open the driver would have to settle for a mere 202 mph.

Rolls-Royce Dawn

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Base MSRP: $346,300
Dawn is a super-luxury four-seat convertible that joined the Rolls-Royce lineup as the seventh-generation Phantom was phased out. Dawn is offered as a single model without set trim levels, since nearly every car gets built to individual customer specifications that include tens of thousands of dollars in options.

For 2020, Rolls-Royce added the Dawn, Silver Bullet Collection, said to be inspired by the glamorous roadsters of the 1920s.

Limited to just 50 cars worldwide, the Silver Bullet Collection features dark exterior details, dark headlight, partially polished wheels and an Aero Cowling with silver in the center which brings the exterior color into the interior.

The Dawn shares mechanical underpinnings with the Wraith Coupe but is more than simply a convertible Wraith; 80 percent of the body panels are unique.

Inside, the lowered soft-top gets stowed beneath a wooden deck that flows down between the rear seats and throughout the cabin. Dawn is powered by Rolls-Royce's twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine producing 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque at 1500 rpm—already Rolls-Royce's most powerful full four-seat drophead offered to date.

The Dawn Black Badge takes luxury a step further with its Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament trimmed in high-gloss black chrome — the same treatment given to other chrome surfaces around the grille, exhaust pipes, boot lid finisher and the Double R badge.

​Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

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Base MSRP: $350,000
Ferrari debuted the new 488 Pista Spider during Monterey Car Week in August 2018 — a new Special Series model that sets a new benchmark for Ferrari spider performance with a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine and emphasis on weight reduction. Derived from the 488 Pista Coupe, both models draw from the racing experience of the Ferrari 488 Challenge and 488 GTE race cars.

The 488 Pista Spider's racing-derived aerodynamic and performance advantages include an S-Duct at the front, new diffusers and a new rear spoiler, resulting in a 25 percent increase in downforce compared to the standard 488 Spider. The 488 Pista Spider is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine producing 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, delivered to the rear wheels through a seven-speed F1 gearbox.

Ferrari 812 GTS

Ferrari 812 GTS

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Base MSRP: $350,000 (est.)
Ferrari debuted the 812 GTS in September 2019 — 50 years after the debut of the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS/4, known as the Daytona Spider, and the last series production Ferrari spider with a front-mounted V12 engine. The 812 GTS is the spider version of the 812 Superfast, with a power-retractable hardtop that opens in 14 seconds. The electric rear window can be raised to block the wind when the top is down, but can also be lowered when the top is up.

The 812 GTS is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque with a rev limit of 8,900 rpm. Power is delivered through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ferrari has not announced on sale date or pricing, but the 812 Superfast coupe starts at $335,000 so expect it to start beyond $350,000.

​Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster

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Base MSRP: $460,247
Lamborghini debuted its latest extreme open-top car — the Aventador S Roadster — at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and added the Aventador SVJ Roadster in 2019, pushing the performance envelope even further. A futuristic design that has creases and angles in myriad directions, the S Roadster clearly makes a bold statement.

Residing behind the passenger compartment is a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. Power gets delivered to all four wheels via a "robotized" seven-speed gearbox that performs gear changes as quickly as 50 milliseconds. With the quick transmission and powerful engine, the Aventador S will achieve 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere three seconds. In six more seconds 124 mph will flash by. With the driver's right foot planted on the floor, this Aventador will eventually reach 217 mph.

​Ferrari SF90 Spider

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Base MSRP: $550,000 (est.)
One of the newest sports cars from Maranello has an impressive claim to fame — the most powerful production Ferrari ever. For some added excitement, late last year the SF90 Spider joined the family, featuring a retractable hardtop. The SF90 uses the company's first plug-in hybrid system that combines a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine with three electric motors — two on the front axle and one located between the engine and gearbox. Total output is 986 horsepower with 664 pound-feet of torque. The new Spider has an eight-speed Formula One-style dual-clutch gearbox, and the car sprints to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, reaches 124 mph in seven seconds, and eventually attains a claimed top speed of 211 mph.

The SF90 Spider's lap time around Ferrari's famous Fiorano racetrack is 79 seconds — about the same as the LaFerrari — the Italian marque's first foray into hybrid powertrains for production road cars.

Conversely, it is possible to drive the SF90 on electric power alone for up to 15 miles. Not only do the electric motors provide more power and efficiency, the two units up front improve the SF90's overall driving dynamics. The RAC-e motors can operate individually, creating a torque-vectoring system that will vary the speed and power between the inside and outside wheels during cornering for better performance and easier handling.

​Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

\u200bLamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

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Base MSRP: $573,966
In 2018 the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ coupe completed a lap of Germany's famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in 6:44.97 minutes, setting the record for a street-legal production car. Now it's possible to have that same level of performance in an open-top car with the Aventador SVJ Roadster. Top speed exceeds 217 mph — an unforgettable experience with the top down.

The roof is composed of carbon fiber and can be removed via quick-release levers for stowage under the hood.

Like the coupe, the SVJ Roadster is powered by a normally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 770 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. With power delivered to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic gearbox, the SVJ Roadster can reach 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in 8.8 seconds.

Only 800 Aventador SVJ Roadsters will be produced.

McLaren Elva

McLaren Elva

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Base MSRP: $1,690,000
Named for and inspired by the McLaren Elva M1A race car designed by Bruce McLaren, the modern-day Elva is the lightest road car McLaren Automotive has ever produced. The open-cockpit two-seater features a bespoke carbon fiber chassis, body and seats. The Elva has no roof, windshield or side windows to provide a "true connection to the elements." But it is possible to drive the Elva without helmet or goggles; McLaren has created an Active Air Management System that channels air through the nose of the Elva and directs it at high speed in front of and over the occupants, creating what McLaren calls "a relative bubble of calm."

While the cabin may be a bubble of calm, there's nothing calm emerging from the Elva's engine bay. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant delivers 804 horsepower, which can move this open-top sports car to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds and to 124 mph in 6.7 seconds — even quicker than the mighty Senna.

Production of the Elva will be limited to 249 copies.

​Ferrari Icona Series — Monza SP1 / SP2

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Base MSRP: $1,700,000
Unlike previous special editions from the iconic Italian automaker, the Icona series will feature models inspired by the most exciting Ferraris of the 1950s, but they will be decked out with the most advanced sports car technology — a fitting blend of old and new.

The first models in this new Icona series will be the Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 — both of which were unveiled in Paris a few years ago. The Monza SP1 and SP2 are intended to honor Ferrari racing barchettas such as the 1948 166 MM, which originally inspired the name barchetta —meaning "little boat" in Italian — as well as the 750 Monza and 860 Monza.

Designed as a single-seat road car, the Monza SP1 offers a totally unique Ferrari experience for the street. The tonneau cover over the passenger area is reminiscent of similarly equipped Ferrari race cars from the 1950s, which used the cover to improve aerodynamics when the passenger seat was unoccupied.

The Monza SP2 has the same basic styling as the SP1. However, thanks to the elimination of the tonneau cover and the addition of a second protective screen, this car is a two-seater.

Both are motivated by the most powerful V12 engine ever from Ferrari: a 6.5-liter V12 monster that produces almost 800 horsepower.

Bentley Mulliner Bacalar

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Base MSRP: $2,000,000
Bentley and exclusivity go hand in hand, but the legendary British marque takes things to new heights with the Mulliner Bacalar. The oldest coachbuilding company in the world, Mulliner has been creating bespoke versions of Bentleys for decades.

Named for a beautiful lake on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the Bacalar is a 2-seat open-air luxury grand tourer featuring styling cues from the EXP 100GT concept car. Bacalar is designed with extensive use of sustainable materials; the paint contains ash from rice husks for a metallic finish, interior materials include natural British wool, and the wraparound dashboard is cut from Riverwood — fallen trees preserved 5,000 years in peat bogs, lakes and rivers.

This elegant GT offers plenty of performance, thanks to its enhanced version of Bentley's 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine producing 650 horsepower and 667 lb-ft of torque. Handling gets enhanced by the advanced Active All-Wheel Drive System that emphasizes torque to the rear wheels for an optimal driving experience.

Bentley plans to build 12 Bacalars, and each will be designed, engineered and handcrafted to the buyer's wishes.

​Lamborghini Sian Roadster

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Base MSRP: $3,297,632
At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini debuted the very sexy Sian limited-edition exotic sports car. Now a lucky few will have the opportunity to enjoy this extreme high-performance machine with the wind in their hair — as the Lamborghini Sian Roadster. The Sian coupe and roadster represent Lamborghini's first foray into electrification, so the car is aptly named — Sian means flash or lightning in Bolognese dialect.

This open-top exotic sits low with an integrated carbon fiber splitter as well as familiar Y-shaped headlights. While it matches the futuristic look of the coupe, the Sian roadster's roofless design provides those lucky enough to drive it with an unfettered connection to the roar of its V12 engine.

The Sian Roadster derives power from a 6.5-liter V12 engine, upgraded with titanium intake valves, that produces 785 horses — the most power ever derived from a Lamborghini engine. The V12 gets supplemental grunt from a 48-volt electric motor delivering 34 horsepower for a total output of 819 horses.

Engineers integrated the electric motor within the gearbox for instant response; the motor is also used for low-speed operation when backing or parking. The roadster uses a supercapacitor to store energy, rather than more common lithium-ion batteries.

The Sian Roadster will rocket to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 2.9 seconds, making it the quickest open-top Lambo ever. The Italian automaker says top speed is in excess of 217 mph — likely a life-changing experience with no roof overhead.

​Pagani Huayra Roadster BC

Pagani Huayra Roadster BC

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Base MSRP: $3,500,000
The Pagani Huayra is one of the most extreme, exclusive vehicles on the road, and the Roadster BC promises another level of performance. Named to honor Pagani's first customer, Benny Caiola, the Huayra Roadster BC is built using new composite technologies based on carbon fiber and carbon titanium, which increase torsional rigidity by 12 percent over the standard roadster while keeping the weight around 2,750 pounds. With this stiff, lightweight design combined with the bespoke Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, the Huayra Roadster BC can achieve up to almost two Gs in lateral acceleration.

Lighter and stiffer than the coupe, the Huayra Roadster BC exhibits the same incredible performance thanks to its new Mercedes-AMG V12 engine tuned to produce 800 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque at a low 2000 rpm — considerable thrust for a vehicle that weighs less than 3,000 pounds. Special Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes provide the necessary stopping power with 6-piston calipers at the front, 4-piston at the rear. The 6-outlet titanium exhaust system ensures that anyone within earshot will know something special is coming.

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The Ford Explorer Timberline joins the 2021 Explorer King Ranch as a new model for 2021.

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Following in the footsteps of the Raptor and Tremor versions of Ford trucks, the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline debuts with a host of new equipment designed to make the popular SUV a more capable off-roader. Like what Subaru is doing with its Wilderness packaging, Ford will carry over the Timberland trimmings to multiple models.

"Ford is delivering on more capable SUVs with Timberline. Consumer data has shown us that now more than ever, customers want to get outside and explore nature with friends and family," said Kumar Galhotra, president, Americas & International Markets Group, Ford Motor Company. "Timberline hits a new sweet spot with these customers who want an ideal combination of passenger space, moderate off-road capability and great manners around town."

The Explorer Timberline has a new Forged Green Metallic exterior color. It has a blackout treatment on the headlights and taillamps, as well as the Ford oval. Timberline badges feature on the C-pillars and lift gate. Red Ember tow hoods are at the front and rated at 150 percent gross vehicle weight.

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LED fog lamps, a Carbonized Gray grille, and dealer-installed Ford Performance auxiliary lights with a 160,000-candelas output come on the vehicle.

The 2021 Explorer Timberline comes standard with four-wheel drive with torque vectoring technology that works to distribute the right amount of torque to each wheel. It also has a Torsen limited slip rear differential, which helps prevent wheel spin.

Ford's Terrain Management System is also standard, allowing drivers to select between seven drive modes depending on road conditions. The Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport have a similar system. Hill Descent Control is also standard.

Steel skid plates line the front and rear underbody of the vehicle protecting the engine and transmission. Ford has given the model a 0.8-inch ride height increase and heavy-duty shocks that were originally developed for the Explorer Police Interceptor. Steering calibration, stabilizer bars and springs are specially tuned for Timberline – including an exclusive front rebound spring that helps prevent sudden jarring off-road.

The new Explorer has an approach angle of 23.5 degrees and maximum departure angle of 23.7 degrees, plus minimum ground clearance of 8.7 inches.

The rig rides on high-sidewall Bridgestone Dueler P265/65R-18 all-terrain tires with a tread pattern designed to balance off-road traction and on-road quietness. The shoes are wrapped around high-gloss painted aluminum wheels that feature a laser-etched Timberline logo.

Explorer Timberline is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

For customers who need to tow RVs, ATVs and boats to their adventures, the standard Class III Trailer Tow Package brings 5,300 pounds of towing capability.

The interior sports a Deep Cypress color way that is matched with an Ebony headliner, overhead console, pillar trim, grab handles, visors, and moonroof shade. The instrument panel has a Stone Mesh appliqué while other colors feature elsewhere. Satin Silver Twilight is on the center stack, steering wheel bezel and door armrest trim; Deep Cypress on door trim panel inserts; Deep Tangerine stitching on the seats, steering wheel and door trim; and Timberline logos on the front seats.

Rubber floor liners are standard and ActiveX cloth seats inserts are designed to be cleaned easily and keep bottoms in place on rough terrain.

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360 and Co-Pilot360 Assist+ technology features that include Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Speed Sign Recognition, Lane Centering, Evasive Steering Assist and voice-activated touch screen navigation. A 360-degree camera also comes on the model.

Buyers can choose three Outfitters packages – Outfitters SkyBox, Outfitters MegaWarrior and Outfitters FrontLoader. All three packages combine all-weather floor mats, crossbars and the selected Yakima rooftop accessories for customers to take even more equipment with them on their next adventure.

The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline is available to order now and arrives at Ford dealers this summer joining the Explorer King Ranch and new Platinum grades in the company's lineup.

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