All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Earns 2016 World Car of the Year Award
2016 World Car of the Year Rankings
There are many automotive awards and recognitions, and Mazda wins a lot of them. But some are more prestigious than others, and that is the case with the World Car of the Year award. So, let’s take a look at the 2016 World Car of the Year rankings.
What car won the 2016 World Car of the Year award?
Mazda wins awards all the time, but unfortunately, there are too many to share each and every one of them with you. Sometimes, however, Mazda earns recognition for something so big we just have to share it.
If you’ve pondered what the best car in the world currently is, you can feel thankful that a team of 73 journalists from 23 different countries has done all the research for you through the World Car of the Year awards. What they found is that the top car in the world is no other than the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The Miata surpassed finalists like the Mercedes-Benz GLC (2nd) and Audi A4 (3rd) for the top spot in the world, excelling in the areas of performance, value and emotional appeal. In addition, the all-new Miata also earned the World Car Design of the Year award. This makes us extremely proud to offer such outstanding vehicles to the Manchester CT area. In fact, the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover was also in the running for both World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.
What’s new on the Miata for the 2016 model year?
The Miata changed significantly for the 2016 model year, and although major changes to such an iconic model can cause some nervousness among drivers, Miata has clearly hit a homerun. In addition to a more aggressive and athletic design, the Miata for 2016 comes new with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV engine that has boosted the vehicle’s fuel efficiency up to 27 city and 34 highway mpg without sacrificing any of the roadster’s “zoom-zoom” driving experience.
As the preeminent affordable sports car, the Miata is available at the low starting MSRP of $24,915. At this price the vehicle comes standard with premium-quality features like LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and daytime running lights.
Of course, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata didn’t top the 2016 World Car of the Year rankings just by offering great value. The true magic of the Miata is in the driving experience, and for that, you’ll have to take it for a spin. Contact us at Mazda of Manchester to try it out for yourself. We’re confident you’ll quickly fall in love with its unrivaled driving purity.