Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mazda wins Car of the Year

So you know the 2016 Mazda MX-5 is a great little car that is fun to drive.  Well it appears it is getting a little recognition as well.  Telegraph Cars tests hundreds of cars every year for first drives and reviews as well as long term tests.  They look at a number of things from space and comfort to affordability, safety and reliability.  The Mazda MX-5 rose to the top.  Not only did it win Car of the year, it also was bestowed the honor of Best Sports Car as well.

Chris Knapman, Head of Motoring at The Telegraph, said: "Among an incredibly strong list of category winners, the Mazda MX-5 is thoroughly deserving of the overall Car of the Year title. Our judges all loved the way it delivers such back-to-basics simplicity without sacrificing any of the modern safety or connectivity that buyers expect. That it is also so affordable to buy and run only adds to its appeal."

Three trim levels are available: Sport, Club, and Grand Touring.  Sport models in the US come standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, while Club and GT trims upgrade those to 17-inch alloys on 205/45R17 tires. True enthusiasts will want to opt for the Club – it comes with upgraded Bilstein shocks and BBS wheels, as well as unique exterior styling elements.  In lieu of that stuff, Grand Touring cars come with improved safety tech, including lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain sensing wipers, smart keyless entry, and more. All cars get LED headlamps, which fit nicely into the slim housings that help make this car look so sharp.

Come test drive one at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria 2506 MacArthur Drive Alexandria, LA or give us a call at 318-448-0871 today!

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