What is SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY?

2021 Mazda3 Hatchback

 

Many new MAZDA vehicles come with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY including everything from the Mazda3 to the Mazda CX-9 to the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, but what exactly is SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY? It’s a way to prevent fuel-efficiency from detracting from your performance on Maple Grove roads. Mazda engineers have applied this technology to the engine, transmission, body, and chassis. You can learn more below! 

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY: Engines

These are the specs of engines with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Check them out and see what makes them so great for your drives to Plymouth: 

  • SKYACTIV®-G: You can get this engine with either a 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinder. Its SKYACTIV®-G technology compresses the air-fuel mixture inside the engine at a rate of 14.0:1, increasing fuel-efficiency by as much as 15%. 
  • SKYACTIV®-D: SKYACTIV®-D engines have a lower compression ratio compared to those of other diesel engines, which improves fuel economy and lowers emission levels. 

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY: Transmissions

A powerful engine is useless without an appropriate transmission. These are the MAZDA SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY transmissions. Check them out for yourself: 

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

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY: Body, Chassis, & Handling 

Beyond the powertrain, SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY has also been used by Mazda to alter its vehicle’s bodies and frameworks. This allows its vehicles 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.

Come to Luther Brookdale MAZDA to Test Drive a New MAZDA Vehicle!

Contact us today to arrange a test drive of one of our new Mazda vehicles. You’ll be able to experience the efficiency and responsiveness of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY for yourself at our dealership in Brooklyn Center. We look forward to seeing you. 

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