Mazda SKYACTIV® Technology

Brunswick Mazda is proud to introduce Mazda's SKYACTIV® Technology. Mazda's philosophy is that if it's not worth driving, it's not worth building. So in our quest for better environmental performance, our goal was to reduce fuel consumption and emissions without compromising driving performance.To get there, we started with a clean sheet of paper and engineered every major component of the automobile to work together in efficient harmony. The result is something revolutionary.

Our 40-MPG is better than your 40-MPG. Not all MPGs are created equal. Only Mazda could bring fuel economy and compromised performance together. SKYACTIV® Technology is not hybrid technology like most 40-MPG vehicles. No batteries, no compromises. Get 40-MPG fuel efficiency with 87 octane fuel today!

The SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L Gasoline Engine. Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will be. In this fact we saw an enormous opportunity: If we could find a way to make the internal combustion engine work better, we could make a big difference in how much fuel the world uses and how much CO2 is emitted. Our solution is the SKYACTIV®-G gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter marvel that produces 10% to 15% more low/mid-range torque, along with 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than our previous 2.0-liter engine. With this newly redesigned combustion engine, the 2012 MAZDA3 SKYACTIV® sedan acheives an EPA-rating of 40MPG!

The SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Transmission.  Now that we had come up with such a revolutionary engine, we needed the ultimate transmission to get all that precious energy to the wheels. How do you build that? Study every modern transmission made, take the best features of each and fire up the blender. Then, top it all off by adding a brain, A.K.A. an advanced control module. The result is the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It shifts smoothly for steady acceleration and quickly for the connected feel of a manual transmission, while the brain delivers precision responsiveness and reliability.


The SKYACTIV®-BODY and SKYACTIV®-CHASSIS. With our SKYACTIV® Body and Chassis, we were determined to get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials we were able to improve body rigidity by 30% (for better handling) and shed 220 pounds, all while improving crash safety performance. To give you more of that "oneness" between car and driver, the suspension was redesigned for greater agility at low speeds and more stability at high speeds.


*EPA ratings for the 2012 MAZDA3 Sedan with SKYACTIV® Technology 28mpg city 40mpg hwy. Actual results may vary.