What Is the Top Car In the World?
It’s a curious question: what is the top car in the world? Though many drivers may wonder which car is the best in the world, it’s not an easy question to answer. How do you judge, and what really makes a car the best? Well, a group of automotive journalists worked to find out which vehicle earned the top spot as the 2016 car of the year, and the answer is the Miata.
That’s right. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata was named the 2016 World Car of the Year, in addition to earning the World Car Design of the Year award as well. The Miata rose to the top spot after a group of 73 journalists from 23 different countries rated the finalists, which included the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
The scoring for each vehicle looked at multiple factors. The Miata, for example, excelled in the areas of value, market significance and emotional appeal. It also excelled in the area of performance, which is no surprise when considering the Miata’s “zoom-zoom” driving experience is designed for the pure joy of driving.
Changes to the Mazda MX-5 Miata for the 2016 Model Year
So with the Miata taking the top spot in the world based on this award, what changes have occurred in the 2016 model to launch it to this position? Well, the Miata has experienced a major overhaul compared to its predecessor, beginning with a new design that is sleek and athletic.
Despite the design changes, the 2016 Miata has not added any weight. In fact, it’s lost weight, shedding about 150 lbs from the previous model to have a curb weight of as little as 2,332 lbs. Because of its light weight, the vehicle’s 2.0-liter SKYACTIV engine producing 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque is plenty to make this thing zippy and a blast to drive.
But as fun as it is to drive and as great as it looks, the Miata stands out by the simple fact that it’s affordable. The starting MSRP on the 2016 model is $24,915, making it a sports car that all sorts of drivers with all sorts of budgets can afford.
It’s an honor to offer the Midland TX area such an iconic and award-winning car like the Miata. Of course, now that you know what the top car in the world is according to the World Car of the Year awards, you just have to come experience it for yourself. Contact us at Mazda of Midland today or set up a test drive online.