The Mazda MX-5 has been announced as the Most Fun Car to Drive, according to a consumer vote for the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018.
Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, Auto Trader’s New Car Awards were decided by 43,000 real car owners. The 12 winners represent the consumer champions of the new car market, based on the honest opinions of those who have bought, driven and lived with their new vehicles.
Ivan Aistrop, Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor, said: “It’s no accident that the MX-5 is the world’s best-selling open-top sports car, and the thrill-a-minute driving experience is a big part of its success. The classic front-engined, rear-drive layout endows the car with natural agility and poise, while sharp steering and quick responses are also important pieces of the puzzle. The MX-5’s sleek looks and impressive quality also help make it a very appealing sports car package.”
Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: “The Auto Trader New Car Awards champion the aspects of driving and car ownership that really matter to drivers and that aren’t always obvious in the buying process – like reliability, safety, running costs and driving experience.
“Our winners have the seal of approval from real owners, which we hope will make finding the right new car much simpler for car buyers. Congratulations to all our well-deserving winners for continuing to push the boundaries of innovation and offering car buyers fantastic choice to suit every budget.”