Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology emphasizes less weight and more miles per gallon without sacrificing driving dynamics. Without resorting to using hybrid or battery electric technology, Mazda has the highest fuel efficiency of all the major automakers for a third consecutive year.
“At Mazda, Driving Matters and so does fuel economy,“ said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “Using SKYACTIV Technology, Mazda has been able to achieve class-leading fuel efficiency in nearly every segment it competes in. This achievement verifies that Mazda has evolved to offer what others can’t, vehicles that are of high-quality, great looking, fun-to-drive and fuel efficient.“
SKYACTIV is a suite of component and engineering technologies intended to cut vehicle weight and improve engine efficiency for outstanding environmental and safety performance, without sacrificing the brand’s renowned zoom-zoom proficiency. The first car in the Mazda line-up that received the SKYACTIV treatment was the 2012 Mazda3. With the SKYACTIV 2.0-liter engine, 6-speed transmission and weight reduction efforts, the Mazda3 gets up to 28/40 mpg (city/hwy) on regular gas – an outstanding achievement for its class.
Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology can be found throughout its vehicle line up including the Mazda6, CX-5 and CX-3 crossovers, and the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata. Next model to receive the SKYACTIV treatment will be the all-new Mazda CX-9 featuring a new SKYACTIV 2.5-liter direct injection turbocharged gasoline engine.
In this first drive review Emme reviews the 2016 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover that is set to compete against the Honda HR-V, Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade.