The 2013 Mazda3 is an small economy car that’s been tuned for sporty handling.
With a 155 horsepower Skyactiv engine the Mazda3 is also very fuel efficient.
In fact the EPA says the Mazda3 gets a combined 31 MPG. Great fuel economy usually means somewhat limited performance.
But according to Mazda the Skyactiv engine provides both fuel economy and decent performance.
In this mile high TFLcar 0-60 MPH performance test we try to find out if Mazda is correct and the Mazda3 really does combine speed and fuel economy.
Mazda is at the forefront of small, efficient engine development. Their work on these remarkable little engines has not gone unnoticed. SKYACTIV® technology will soon be in just about every vehicle they sell.
“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.” – – Mazdausa.com