Fuel Efficiency. Performance. Together.

Mazda's philosophy is that if it's not worth driving, it's not worth building. So in their quest for better environmental performance, their goal was to reduce fuel consumption and emissions without compromising driving performance. To get there, they started with a clean sheet of paper and engineered every major component of the automobile to work together in efficient harmony. The result is revolutionary. You can find it in select Mazda3 models, as well as the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda6. Soon, SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY will be in every new Mazda.


The SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L & 2.5L Gasoline Engines

Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will. In this
fact Mazda saw an enormous opportunity: While Mazda is developing alternatives, let's also make the internal
combustion engine more efficient right now. That way we can work towards making a big difference in fuel consumption. Mazda's solution is the SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine, an engineering marvel that produces more low/mid-range torque
and less emissions while consuming less fuel.


For the SKYACTIV®-D TECHNOLOGY goal of ultimate efficiency without compromising performance, diesel is a no-brainer: Diesel fuel holds more energy per gallon than gasoline, and diesel engines put out abundant torque to launch you off the line. But conventional diesel engines are saddled with compromises; it's time to bring the technology into the 21st century. The SKYACTIV®-D 2.2-liter twin-turbo diesel is a reinvention from the molecular level. It's not only clean, lightweight
and quiet, it also generates the torque of a V8 while sipping fuel like a hybrid. Welcome to the future of the diesel engine.


 The SKYACTIV®-Drive Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

Now that Mazda came up with such a revolutionary engine, they needed the ultimate transmission to get all that precious energy to
the wheels. How do you build that? Study every modern transmission made, take the best features of each and fire up the blender. Then, top it all off by adding a brain, A.K.A. an advanced control module. The result is the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly for steady acceleration and quickly for the connected feel of a manual transmission, while the brain
delivers precision responsiveness and reliability.

The SKYACTIV®-MT Six-Speed Manual Transmission

Creating a new manual transmission from scratch was no easy task. Because the existing one was already responsive and naturally  fuel-efficient, Mazda's engineers needed to go to great lengths to push it to the next level-the new SKYACTIV®-MT six-speed manual transmission. They began by shortening the internal shift throw-a small detail that means everything to serious drivers who cherish the incomparable feel of a manual gearbox. They were also able to make the transmission itself smaller, which means the car's body structure can be more efficient and therefore lighter.



With the SKYACTIV® TECHNOLGY Body and Chassis, Mazda was determined to get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials, they were able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220 pounds, all while improving crash safety performance. To give you more of that "oneness" between car and driver, the suspension was redesigned for greater agility at low speeds and more stability at high speeds.

Energy Recovery

Mazda's i-ELOOP Regenerative Braking System

Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY engines work to harness maximum energy from every drop of fuel, but what's the point if that hard-won energy is allowed to go to waste? Yet every time you slow down much of that energy is lost. Mazda engineers came up with a solution to this problem. i-ELOOP is a groundbreaking regenerative braking system that harnesses the car's kinetic energy and converts it into electricity. This electricity is used to power your car's electronics,
a job that used to fall to the engine. Now, every time you slow down, you charge up. The result: around approximately five percent better fuel economy, and your engine is freed up for more exciting tasks.