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Fuel Economy. Performance. Together.

Our philosophy is that if it's not worth driving, it's not worth building. So in our quest for better environmental performance, our goal was to reduce fuel consumption and emissions without compromising driving performance. To get there, we started with a clean sheet of paper and engineered every major component of the automobile to work together in efficient harmony. The result is something revolutionary.


Sky-high 13:1 compression ratio harnesses more energy from fuel | 4-2-1 exhaust system fights engine knock and improves performance | Innovative piston cavity improves combustion efficiency | Advanced direct injection system stabilizes combustion | Weight and friction reductions enhance efficiency

The SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L Gasoline Engine

Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will. In this fact we saw an enormous opportunity: If we could find a way to make the internal combustion engine work better, we could make a big difference in how much fuel the world uses and how much CO2 is emitted. Our solution is the SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter marvel that produces 10% to 15% more low/mid-range torque, along with 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than our previous 2.0-liter engine.


Best features of all types of transmissions combined | Torque converter and clutch together deliver smooth, direct feel | Advanced control module ensures precise response | Innovative design helps to improve fuel efficiency by 4% to 7%

The SKYACTIV®-Drive Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

Now that we had come up with such a revolutionary engine, we needed the ultimate transmission to get all that precious energy to the wheels. How do you build that? Study every modern transmission made, take the best features of each and fire up the blender. Then, top it all off by adding a brain, A.K.A. an advanced control module. The result is the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly for steady acceleration and quickly for the connected feel of a manual transmission, while the brain delivers precision responsiveness and reliability.


Body made 8% lighter but 30% more rigid | Smarter engineering for top crash safety performance | Chassis redesign delivers greater stability and agility

The SKYACTIV®-Body and SKYACTIV®-Chassis

With our SKYACTIV®Body and Chassis, we were determined to get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials, we were able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220 pounds, all while improving crash safety performance. To give you more of that "oneness" between car and driver, the suspension was redesigned for greater agility at low speeds and more stability at high speeds.