Convertible Vs. Cabriolet

Difference between a convertible and cabriolet finally revealed

What is the Difference Between a Convertible and a Cabriolet?

When you start your search for a new car and are looking for it to offer you an open-air driving experience, you’ll want to get behind the wheel of a either a convertible or cabriolet. If you’ve been wondering what the difference between a convertible and a cabriolet is, you’ve come to the right place. The terms convertible and cabriolet have been confusing drivers for a long time and now the truth is finally revealed. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between these two terms.

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Convertible Vs. Cabriolet

  • Convertible. The term “convertible” is really only used for automobiles. The word simply means to convert and refers to the fact that a vehicle can be converted from one with a rooftop, to one without a top. The word convertible is the more widely used term in the auto industry today.
  • Cabriolet. The word “cabriolet” has a French origin that was derived back in the 1800’s  that referred to a horse-drawn carriage with two wheels and a top that could be pulled over the two occupants of the carriage when weather became bad. Nowadays, the term cabriolet can be interchanged with convertible and basically means the same thing.

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So, when you are in the market for a new car and want it to offer you a top-down driving experience, you can either search for a new convertible or cabriolet as they now have the same meaning. If you need help finding one to fit your specific needs for power, performance and style, stop by Certified Autoplex in Carrollton, TX and we’ll be happy to help. You can also schedule a test drive in a convertible and take one out for a spin whenever it’s most convenient for you.