Category Archives: SKYACTIV-Technology

2021 CX-5 parked on street curb

Should I put premium gas in my 2021 Mazda CX-5?

2021 Mazda CX-5: Which Fuel Should You Use?

When it comes to engine performance, the internet can’t seem to decide if premium fuel or regular fuel is better. And there are so many variables that a blanket recommendation should never be trusted. What should be trusted, though, is the manufacturer recommendation.

Here’s what type fuel Mazda recommends for the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

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2021 CX-5 driving on mountain road

Which 2021 Mazda vehicles have a turbocharged engine?

Which Vehicles in the 2021 Mazda Lineup Have a Turbo?

The 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine is capable of putting out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers trounce some of the best V6s on the market. And more Mazda models will have one than ever before.

Here are which 2021 Mazda vehicles have a turbocharged engine.

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What’s the Skyactiv-X mpg?

The New SKYACTIV-X Engine is Crazy Efficient

Unfortunately for the US, we still don’t know when we’ll be getting the SKYACTIV-X engine, except that it’ll be available on select 2020 models (so within the next calendar year). However, the 2020 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV-X motor is already available in Europe. That means two things: 1. A US release probably isn’t all that far behind. 2. We have definitive performance specs in real world conditions. Spoiler alert: the SKYACTIV-X engine is ridiculously efficient.

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Platinum 2019 Mazda CX-5 in a city at night.

What engine options are available for the 2019 Mazda CX-5?

2019 Mazda CX-5 Engine Options

There’s a lot to love about the 2019 Mazda CX-5, not the least of which being its two delectable engine choices. The standard offering is wondrous in its own right, while the available turbocharged iteration takes things to an even greater level. Read on to learn the nitty gritty details on these two beastly powerplants. Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Mazda CX-3 exterior side shot red paint job driving through a lit tunnel

What’s New in the 2019 Mazda CX-3?

2019 Mazda CX-3 Changes and New Features

Although the 2018 Mazda6 was the first new Mazda model to release in 2018, the first 2019 Mazda model is the 2019 Mazda CX-3. A compact SUV with the practical size of sedan mixed with a spacious cargo area, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is a unique innovation that has paid off with its rapid popularity. So, what’s new in the 2019 Mazda CX-3? How has the 2019 model of the Mazda CX-3 changed and improved since its 2018 model?

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2016 mazda cx-9 turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine

2017 Wards 10 Best Engines Award

Mazda’s Turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Engine

Mazda announced that its turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine, which made its debut in the 2016 Mazda CX-9, has received a 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines award. Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine offers many Mazda and industry first including its innovative Dynamic Pressure Turbo. This system uses a butterfly valve in the engine’s exhaust to create more pressure through a smaller chamber which results in the turbocharged being able to spool up almost instantaneously, providing up to 310 pound-feet of torque for ample flexibility and performance in any situation.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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EPA Names Mazda as Most Fuel-Efficient Auto Manufacturer in the U.S.

Mazda’s Most Fuel-Efficient Models

For the fourth consecutive year, Mazda has achieved the highest fuel-efficiency of any automotive manufacturer in the U.S., without offering a hybrid or electric model. With the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy performance of 29.6 miles per gallon, Mazda led the chart for the model year. Mazda has found a way to stay true to their core mission that driving matters while still providing customers with stylish and fuel-efficient vehicles.   Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 mazda cx-3 driving in snow

What 2017 CX-3 Trim Has AWD?

2017 Mazda CX-3 with All-Wheel Drive

The CX-3 is Mazda’s smallest crossover in their lineup of three SUVs. The CX-5 and CX-9 are the CX-3’s big brothers and size is the main difference between these three models. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 serves as a subcompact crossover in the lineup but it is just as well equipped as the other models, offering customers an economical choice for those who want a crossover. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What is Mazda SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics Technologies?

Mazda’s New G-Vectoring Control Technology

Mazda recently announced SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics. What is Mazda SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics technologies? It is a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies. The first in the series will be G-Vectoring Control which will be introduced across the Mazda lineup. The first Mazda to have G-Vectoring Control is the updated Mazda Axela, which is known as the Mazda3 outside Japan. The first North American application will come later this year in the 2017 Mazda6.   Read the rest of this entry >>