Mazda3 and MX-5 Miata SKYACTIV Wins Car and Driver Awards |


Published on November 27th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Mazda3 and MX-5 Miata SKYACTIV Wins Car and Driver Awards


Car and Driver magazine has named the 2016 Mazda3 and MX-5 Miata to its annual 10-Best vehicle awards, continuing Mazda’s strong showing as the only automaker to have taken two spots on the list each year for the last three years.

Rather than limiting entries to only all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles, Car and Driver invites all vehicles as eligible for its 10Best awards, making the pool of candidates much larger and more competitive. Yet, thanks to their combination of fun-to-drive handling dynamics, striking KODO—Soul of Motion design and efficient, yet powerful, SKYACTIV engines, the compact Mazda3 sedan and five-door hatchback secured their spot on the list for the third time in as many years. Since being introduced as a 2004 model, Mazda3 has earned six Car and Driver 10-Best awards.


The all-new 2016 MX-5 roadster returned to the 10-Best list as well, having been reborn lighter, more efficient and with better performance, more amenities and a greater number of available technology and safety features. Since its introduction as a 1990 model, MX-5 has garnered a total of 14 Car and Driver 10-Best honors, clearly cementing its place in the hearts of automotive enthusiasts in the U.S. and worldwide.

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