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! 


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. 


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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