MX5 Top Sports Car in J D Power Survey


The world’s best-selling roadster, the Mazda MX5 has been ranked the highest sports car in the 2011 JD Power vehicle ownership satisfaction survey, published last week. With almost 17,000 motorists from across the UK taking part in the highly-respected annual survey, owners of Mazda’s iconic two-seater rated their cars well above the competition for its driving dynamics, handling, low ownership costs, mechanical reliability and interior quality.

Remarkably, the Mazda MX5 notched up a satisfaction rating of 82.4 percent, an increase on its score from last year and an even greater margin of victory over its rivals than in 2010. The MX5 beat the Volkswagen Scirocco, Audi TT, and Mercedes-Benz CLK and SLK.

This is not the first time that the Mazda MX-5 has been successful in the JD Power Survey. Reporting on this year’s survey results, What Car? magazine commented: “The MX-5 proves that sports cars don’t need to be sophisticated, luxurious or expensive to be fun-to-drive. Mazda’s MX5 has been commended in the past and this year its margin of victory is even bigger than it was in 2010.”

“Today, the Mazda MX5 remains unrivalled as a rewarding sports car that can also be used for everyday motoring all year round,” said Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK. “This JD Power survey result shows that MX5 owners simply love their cars, and it is little wonder that the MX5 continues to break records as the world’s best-selling roadster.”


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