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What is Mazda SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and What Does It Do?

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 4:34 pm
Mazda SKYACTIV testing vehicle

Mazda SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY Specs and Features

More performance, more efficiency, more enjoyment. That is a phrase Mazda attributes to the implementation of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY in their line of cars. Mazda is incredibly proud of the different pieces of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY they’ve introduced and improved over the years. Therefore, if you own a Mazda model, you owe its incredible performance and specs to SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. However, which parts of a Mazda vehicle are built from SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY and what does SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY do?

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SKYACTIV® Body and SKYACTIV® Chassis

First, let’s start with the frame. The Mazda SKYACTIV® platform consists of the body and chassis of a Mazda vehicle. Balancing stability and sturdiness with lightweight and aerodynamic materials, Mazda creates a strong and nimble framework using ultra-high, tensile-strength steel. Furthermore, the weaker parts of the vehicle frame are securely reinforced, creating a solid, strong, and safe car that’s quick and maneuverable on the road. 

SKYACTIV®-Drive Automatic and SKYACTIV®-MT Manual Transmission

SKYACTIV®-Drive is Mazda’s 6-speed automatic transmission. Therefore, it’s designed to quickly and smoothly shift between settings. Furthermore, its balanced connection to the SKYACTIV®-G engine provides steady and reliable acceleration.  

SKYACTIV®-MT is Mazda’s 6-speed manual transmission. Be in complete control. The stick of the SKYACTIV®-MT has a short-throw design inspired by the Mazda MX-5 Miata for comfortable, precise and easy shifting between gears.

Mazda SKYACTIV-G Engine


The Mazda SKYACTIV®-G engine is far more efficient than more traditional and widespread internal combustion engines. Therefore, these Mazda engines work smarter, greatly improving fuel economy. With higher compression ratios and a smoother combustion process, this helps create more energy from less fuel. Additionally, with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, this efficient and clean conversion from gas to power helps to further quiet the sound and vibrations echoed through the frame. This makes your ride, in the stylish and comfortable cabin of your Mazda vehicle, even more relaxing. 

Which Mazda Models have SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY?

A good question, but one with an easy answer, all of them! Every current 2018 Mazda model is imbued with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY!

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Learn More about SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY in Rochester, NY

If you’re interested in learning more about Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, and the rest of Mazda’s top-of-the-line convenience and safety technology, make sure to give us a call. You can contact us here at Marketplace Mazda. Our sales team is happy to answer any questions you might have. The dealership location of Marketplace Mazda is in Rochester, New York within Monroe County.  

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