Month: November 2013

Mazda SKYACTIV Technology Explained

What is Mazda SKYACTIV Technology? We carry hundreds of used Mazda cars and many of the 2012 and newer Mazda 3’s have the SKYACTIV designation. So what does that mean? SKYACTIV is Mazda’s approach to making the gasoline engine more efficient, which you would think isn’t difficult given that 70% of gasoline power is wasted in current combustion engines. Seeing as over 95% of the world still uses the combustion engine, Mazda felt it important to address those impacts now, vs. solely focusing on alternatives – which they say they are still considering. Here’s what Mazda did with SKYACTIV Engines The results of the SKYACTIV program were two-fold – 15% better fuel economy – 15%… Read more »