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Look at which cars unavailable 2016 Mazda Miata beats to get awards

The Mazda Miata you cannot yet buy in America is already racking up awards.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will not start to appear in dealer showrooms in the U.S.A. for about two months, possibly longer. That isn’t stopping the motoring press from giving the car awards. This week, the 2016 Miata garnered two separate awards. One from a famous car magazine and one from a press club.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Automobile Magazine “10-Cheapest Convertibles”
Automobile Magazine today announced its list of the 10-Cheapest Convertibles You Can Buy in 2015. Setting aside the unfortunate choice of the word “cheapest”, which many equate with a low level of quality, the folks at Automobile are right on the money. The Miata is a great convertible, and even its top trim level will cost buyers a very reasonable $33K or so. The Miata has always been extremely reliable and with its new higher fuel efficiency should offer owners a lower cost of ownership.

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Automobile said of the Miata “The all-new 2016 model is lighter and quicker than its predecessor, yet it retains all the essential thrill and excitement we've loved since the car first hit our shores in 1989.”

2016 Miata – “Best Small Convertible” - Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA)
The writers and content providers at SAMA voted the new Miata the best of many great cars at their annual “Topless In Miami” event. We writers up here in the great white North can only look on with envy as we tabulate out Best Wintah Cah winner.

SAMA chose the Porsche Boxster as its overall favorite, but the Miata took the small car category, as it did last year in its NC generation form. It beat out the Volkswagen Beetle R-Line, Fiat 500c Lounge Cabrio, and Jeep Renegade.

Image courtesy of Patrick Rall


Terry Peche (not verified)    March 31, 2016 - 9:35AM

I am on disability and my car was stolen it would be nice publicity if you gave a man who draws disability that can't afford such a car a car that would be great free publicity. You would be the car company with heart