The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Has Been Named World Car of the Year

March 31st, 2016 by

2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataStockton and Modesto driver can now pick up a truly world-class vehicle from Tracy Mazda — the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been named World Car of the Year. Beating out such other distinguished finalists as the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the new Mazda MX-5 Miata took pole position over every other vehicle on the road.

The World Car Awards

Most awards are limited to a certain domestic market, but the World Car Awards are different. Every single model produced throughout the world is eligible, so plenty of cars that aren’t offered in the U.S. — such as the Subaru Levorg and Renault Kadjar — were included alongside familiars like the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Established in 2004, the World Car Awards themselves are initiated by, organized by, and conducted by automotive journalists from across the world, with this year’s judging panel consisting of 73 journalists from 23 different countries.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 had already won in its own segment, but the World Car Design of the Year was the ultimate crown, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata earned it over the Jaguar XE.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

This is the fourth-generation of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and the second Mazda to win the award, following the Mazda2. The third-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata was able to reach the finalist position for the top award in 2006, so it’s clear that this vehicle is going from strength to strength, and that comes down to its superb performance. As noted by Masahiro Moro, President and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, “We say ‘Driving Matters’ in our advertising, and we prove it in our cars.”

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has dropped 148 pounds compared to previous models — perfectly balanced, it handles beautifully on the road, and drivers will experience lively performance thanks to a 2.0L engine that’s capable of up to 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It’s unsurprising that the world has taken note.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is Now Available Near Stockton and Modesto

If you’d like to take this incredible model out for a test-drive, or find out more about what it can do, just come down to the showroom at Tracy Mazda today. There’s nothing like experiencing a car like this for yourself, and we welcome drivers from Stockton, Modesto, and the surrounding communities.