What Is Mazda SKYACTIV Technology (and How Does It Work)?

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What Is Mazda SKYACTIV Technology (and How Does It Work)?


Making Driving Smarter: Meet Mazda SKYACTIV® Technology

When you step inside your Mazda vehicle and push the gas pedal, there’s a reason you feel near-instant smoothness and responsiveness that crafts an exhilarating drive—and it all starts with the Mazda SKYACTIV® technology that’s under your hood, in your gearbox, and supporting your frame. Stick with us today as we take a closer look at how this innovative tech creates rides you’ll find nowhere else—and don’t forget to visit us at Naples Mazda near Bonita Springs today to test drive any Mazda vehicles with SKYACTIV technology inside so you can feel the excitement and legendary vibes for yourself.

Clean, Efficient (and Built for Fun): SKYACTIV-G Engine

If you find yourself wondering, “What is Mazda SKYACTIV technology?” start by looking at the SKYACTIV-G 2.0L and 2.5L gasoline engine technology, which aim to improve fuel efficiency compared to a traditional motor with more compression ratios, which helps compress the air fuel mixture in the cylinders to more optimal levels, which improves efficiency as much as possible without sacrificing the fun you feel when you’re on the road. So, feel free to let loose on the open highway—this motor will help you enjoy the ride without frequent refuels hindering your ride.

Swift and Responsive…Two Gearboxes Built for Epic Drives

For shifting between your gears, you’ll choose between two transmissions, starting with the SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic, which takes control of the shifting for you to help you max out your fuel efficiency while also assisting you in enjoying a ride that responds to the road ahead alongside your driving patterns within literal milliseconds. You can also take full control of your shifting with the SKYACTIV®-MT 6-Speed manual transmission, which brings a fun and track-inspired touch to your drive—it’s especially exciting in short-throw styles when you’re riding in a sporty model like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which helps you reach high speeds in rapid time by revving up your RPM to optimal levels before you shift gears, helping you accelerate like a pro.

Protected by a Sturdy Frame—But Also Keeping Your Weight Low

Alongside your riding mechanics, the SKYACTIV technology also includes your chassis, which remains light and is built in a way to help your ride remain nimble at low speeds (perfect for making a quick left turn at a busy two-way stop or assisting you in squeezing in a tight spot on the interstate). Meanwhile, the high-strength steel is integrated into key areas for a stiff frame that helps keep you safe while optimizing your performance—blending the best of both worlds.

See What SKYACTIV Tech Can Do for You: Visit Naples Mazda

When you take command of a Mazda vehicle, the SKYACTIV technology helps you enjoy a ride you’ll find in no other brand—stop by Naples Mazda near Cape Coral today to test drive any Mazda model with this technology to see how you can improve your commutes, road trips, and weekend cruises. Keep in mind SKYACTIV technology is found in most Mazda vehicles of this model year—from the spacious Mazda CX-9 SUV to the sporty 2-seater Mazda MX-5 Miata—so, stop by today and see what these cars have in store for you.