Mazda Skyactiv® Technology is the philosophy that fuel-efficiency shouldn’t detract from performance. All new Mazda models stand by this philosophy as it’s added to the model’s transmission, engine, body, and chassis for an overall enhanced drive. Learn more about this technology and more with Eich Mazda today then test drive your favorite new Mazda with this technology.



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®-Diesel: Compared to other diesel engines, Skyactiv®-Diesel engines have a lower compression ratio, improving fuel economy and lowering emission levels. The upcoming Mazda CX-5 Diesel will feature this technology.



As far as transmissions go, there are two options for Mazda models. Here are the Mazda transmissions with Skyactiv® Technology:

  • SKYACTIV®-Drive: This 6-speed automatic transmission gives Sauk Rapids 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 is applied to more than just the powertrain. Mazda has better engineered the model’s body and framework in order to achieve an optimized fuel economy, provide exciting driving dynamics, and an overall stylish-looking ride. These technologies include:

  • 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.

Test Drive a New Mazda Vehicle at Eich Mazda Near Saint Joseph!

Experience Skyactiv® Technology and more when you visit Eich Mazda for a test drive in your favorite Mazda. Want to learn more about this tech, our models, or even about our new vehicle specials? Contact us today!

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