• Reduced Emissions
  • Increased Fuel Economy 
  • Outstanding Driving Experience


SKUACTIV® is a series of technologies developed by Mazda which increase fuel efficiency and engine output. SKYACTIV® technologies include a new gasoline engine that uses compression ratios similar to diesel engines (as high as 14:1 in an 87 octane engine) and direct injection (with multiple injectors for each cylinder) to improve fuel economy. A new automated transmission combines a traditional automatic's torque converter with a dual-clutch to improve torque and acceleration. A redesigned lightweight body and chassis help reduce weight and increase rigidity. 

Mazda's new SKYACTIV® technologies were developed entirely in-house as part of the company's "Building Block" strategy. The strategy prioritizes improving basic automotive technologies to create major reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all Mazda Vehicles. 

  • SKYACTIV®-G:  A gasoline engine with the fuel efficiency of a diesel and no compromises in performance
  • SKYACTIV®-D:  A turbo diesel engine with the fuel efficiency of a hybrid.
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive:  An automatic transmission that boosts fuel economy and achieves a sporty, direct drive feel similar to a manual transmission.
  • SKYACTIV®-MT:  A compact, lightweight manual transmission that produces a crisp, sports-car feel when shifting.
  • SKYACTIV®-Chassis:  A chassis that achieves the best of both worlds, agility and stability at any speed.
  • SKYACTIV®-Body: A lightweight body to improve fuel economy and provide outstanding crash safety performance.

Naples Mazda is proud to present Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY to the greater Naples and Fort Myers area of Southwest Florida.  View our inventory of vehicles and join the SKYACTIV® revolution!

If you would like more information about SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY or to set up a test drive, please make an inquiry on the right of this page or Contact Us directly. 

Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, an AutoWeek Flash Drive Car Review 

Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is not just a couple of engines, a torque converter or a transmission--it is a whole new, more efficient way of engineering cars.

While every carmaker is eventually going to have to make electric cars, hybrids and maybe even fuel cells, Mazda thinks that, for the more or less immediate future, we're going to continue using internal combustion. So Mazda tweaked the heck out of internal-combustion processes that have been in place for more than 100 years, coming up with solutions that make you wonder why no one else has done this stuff.

Let's start with the gasoline version. While a normal gasoline engine gets a compression ratio of maybe 10:1 (even a Ferrari 458 Italia has only 12.5:1), Mazda will soon offer 14:1. At least outside of the United States. Because of our insistence on regular gasoline or death, Mazda SkyActiv gasoline engines in the United States will only have a 13:1 ratio. And the first application of this, the Mazda 3, will have only 12:1 because the required 4-2-1 longer exhaust header won't fit into the current 3. But even at 12:1, it's still pretty cool stuff. 

Normally high compression would result in pre-ignition, or knock, blowing holes in pistons. The longer 4-2-1 header manages backflow and reduces the amount of hot exhaust gas getting back into the combustion chamber, which in turn reduces temperature and helps prevent knock. The lower temp mixes the air and fuel more completely. A uniquely shaped piston crown also helps. As a result, torque goes up by 15 percent from 1,000 rpm to 4,000 rpm, and fuel economy goes up 15 percent, to 40 mpg highway. Peak output for the 2.0-liter gasoline engines we drove was 165 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque.

The diesel is different. Diesels need high compression of about 18:1 to operate efficiently. But Mazda found that by lowering compression to 14:1, the fuel and air could mix better and therefore burn more completely. High-pressure, multihole piezo injectors, a two-stage turbo and variable valve timing on the exhaust further cleans up combustion. Oxides of nitrogen and soot are both lower than in a conventional diesel without requiring urea injection.

For more on these technologies, visit

Torque is routed to new transmissions. The SkyActiv-Drive automatic has a multiclutch torque converter that locks up quicker and more often. The SkyActiv-MT manual has a shorter-throw shifter and a more efficient routing of torque through the gearsets.

Other SkyActiv changes include a lighter, tighter chassis and greater use of aluminum in the suspension. The Mazda 6-size platforms we drove are 220 pounds lighter by efficiently designing the body and adding more high-strength steel.

 Mark Vaughn - AutoWeek 




Make an Inquiry


Naples Mazda

6387 Airport Pulling Road North
Directions Naples, FL 34109

  • Sales: (239) 449-8385
  • Service: (877) 437-7324
  • Parts: (866) 481-8376


  • Monday 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Loading Map...
true ;