Mazda Miata Named Best Affordable Convertible in NEMPA Ragtop Awards

By Product Expert | Posted in In the Media, Mazda MX-5 on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 5:35 pm
Best Affordable Convertible Car for 2016

Best Affordable Convertible Car for 2016

Convertibles can be a blast to drive, and although they may not be as popular as they used to be, there are still some exciting sports cars out there that wear the convertible design very well. The only problem drivers often face, though, is that these vehicles tend to be outside the budgets of everyday people. So, if you’re in the market for one, you’ll want to find the best affordable convertible car for 2016.

Though this topic is really a matter of opinion, there are trustworthy sources that can help answer this question. Recently, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) gave out vehicle awards for numerous categories. When it came to the NEMPA Ragtop Awards, the Mazda MX-5 Miata was found to earn the top spot in the Best Affordable Convertible category.

The vehicle was recognized for its fresh redesign and its simplicity. The award also highlighted the Miata’s enjoyable driving experience on winding roads.

man driver walking to driveway toward his mazda mx-5 miata

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata MSRP Pricing Compared to Competition

Whether you’re looking to get a convertible or just any car that is a blast to drive, the Miata no doubt should be at the top of your list. Not only do you get an exhilarating driving experience, but you get it at an affordable price, as the 2016 model starts at an MSRP of $24,915. Let’s see how that price compares to other vehicles in the sport coupe/convertible segment:

mazda miata taillight design in led2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: From $24,915

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: From $24,995

2016 Scion FR-S: From $25,305

2016 Subaru BRZ: From $25,395

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: From $26,950

[Read more: See what Mazda has in-store for a hardtop Miata variant in 2017]

So, if you’re looking for the best affordable convertible car for 2016, or even just a fun-to-drive small and sporty vehicle, then you’ll definitely want to consider the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Schedule a test drive with it today at Mazda of Lodi.