From its quick, easy roof mechanism to its unfettered yet effective petrol engine and smart interior, simplicity is what makes the MX-5 stand out among convertibles. These are just a few reasons as to why the car has been in the news recently for winning 3 awards.
AutoExpress Awards 2018 – Roadster of the Year
The MX-5 has retained this award after winning it last year, with the release of the RF further improving the already excellent range, its no surprise to see the MX-5 pick the award up for a second year running.
AutoExpress said “No matter which version you pick, open the MX-5 up and it delivers an addictive sense of fun, with the wind in your hair and a fantastic powertrain and chassis beneath you.”
Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018 – Most Fun Car to Drive
Fun comes in many forms, especially where cars are concerned. It could be putting your foot down that does it for you, or whizzing around corners, or it might even just be travelling comfortably and quietly while the stereo plays your favourite tune. Luckily, the Mazda MX-5 excels in all those areas. The sporty convertible was triumphant in this award that was judged by a survey of 40 thousand car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. That means an Auto Trader New Car Award is a real stamp of approval from people that live with the car day-in, day-out, making winners a true consumer champion.
Honest John Awards 2018 – Best Convertible
The Mazda MX-5 provides all of the fun of a classic British sports car, but minus any of the reliability issues. Brilliant to drive and comfortable enough to use every day, it’s better than ever and still available at a price that most people can afford.
Dan Powell Managing Editor of HonestJohn.co.uk said: “Small, light and brilliant to drive, the Mazda MX-5 is open-top driving at its very best. Over the past 12 months the peppy little Mazda has enjoyed unparalleled popularity in its class to once again take the Convertible Car of the Year award. We agree with our readers when they say the MX-5 is nothing short of a delight.”