The Texas Auto Writers Association got down to naming several 2016 “best” models. With 53 vehicles from 17 different categories and two days to examine them all, 58 journalists took to the Texas Motor Speedway on a mission. The new Mazda MX-5 Miata was in the running and performed well enough to earn the Best Performance Compact award.
The Mazda Miata faced fierce competition from the likes of BMW, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo but took to the track and blew journalists award. The roadster was designed for both fun and speed, making it an easy choice for the award. Not only that, the Miata just fell short of taking the Car of Texas award.
The Volkswagen GTI came in second to the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata which makes the latter’s victory a decisive one. With plenty of horsepower, a lightweight design, and slick styling, it’s no wonder the Miata took home the award!
The MX-5 Miata wasn’t the only Mazda model to earn recognition. The Mazda M3 Grand Touring hatchback came in as runner-up in the Compact Car category. The recognition of top journalists is a great testament to Mazda’s overall style, performance, and versatility!
We here at Lancaster Mazda are proud to stock the best performance compact car around!