2018 Mazda3

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is arguably the most crucial aspect of new Mazda vehicles, from the Mazda SUVs. So, what is Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY? It’s the philosophy that fuel-efficiency shouldn’t detract from performance. The brand’s engineers apply this philosophy to the engine, transmission, body, and chassis. Learn more about this technology below!

Gas & Diesel Engines

Here’s a quick look at what makes engines with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY so unique:

  • SKYACTIV®-G: This engine is a take on the aspirated gasoline engines and can be had as a 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinder. SKYACTIV®-G compresses the air-fuel mixture inside the engine at a rate of 14.0:1. This increases fuel-efficiency by as much as 15%.
  • SKYACTIV®-D: Compared to other diesel engines, SKYACTIV®-D engines have a lower compression ratio, improving fuel economy and lowering emission levels. The upcoming Mazda CX-5 Diesel will feature this technology.

2018 Mazda CX-5


Every powerful engine needs a transmission to match. Check out Mazda’s transmissions with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY:

  • SKYACTIV®-Drive: This 6-speed automatic transmission gives Wilsonville drivers the fuel economy and seamlessness of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and a dual-clutch automated manual. With this transmission, fuel economy is boosted by 4% to 7%.
  • SKYACTIV®-MT: Small and lightweight, this 6-speed manual transmission switches gears quickly and without wasting fuel.


Body, Chassis, & Handling

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY goes beyond the powertrain. Using the following technologies, Mazda engineered its vehicles’ bodies and frameworks to deliver optimized fuel economy and exciting driving dynamics:

  • SKYACTIV®-BODY: Compared to previous Mazda models’ body designs, SKYACTIV®-BODY creates a body that’s 8% lighter and 30% more rigid.
  • SKYACTIV®-CHASSIS: This chassis introduced a new and improved front and rear suspension system and electric power steering, as well as a 14% weight reduction.
  • SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS: SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control improves cornering by reducing engine torque and shifting weight to the front wheels.

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Experience the efficiency and responsiveness of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY for yourself at Power Mazda!. Contact us to schedule a test drive near Keizer and Albany or learn more about our new vehicle specials!

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