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New Mazda models sport new, innovative Skyactiv® Technology. So, what is Mazda Skyactiv® Technology? This is the philosophy that fuel-efficiency shouldn’t detract from performance. This philosophy is applied to the model’s engine, transmission, body, and chassis to ensure an enhanced drive. Learn more about this technology and more with Hodges 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. SkyactivV®-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 Orange Park 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 goes beyond the powertrain. Mazda uses the following technologies to engineer the bodies and framework to ensure optimized fuel economy, exciting driving dynamics, and an overall stylish ride:

  • 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 Hodges Mazda Near Lakeside!

Ready to drive a Mazda with this technology? Or maybe you’re curious about the i-ACTIV AWD® systemCheck out our inventory and schedule a test drive around town. Looking to learn more about this technology, who makes Mazda, the Mazda CX-30 specs, or about our new vehicle specials in the meantime? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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