40mpg and exceptional performance from a compact? It's no longer a dream
The Mazda3 gives you an incredible driving experience with incredible fuel economy. Quick off the line and aggressive in the curves, in the world of compact cars the Mazda3 is the true driver's bread and butter. How is this possible? Mazda's newest release: SkyActive Technology.
A more efficient gasoline engine: SkyActiv-G 2.0L
Currently, 95% of the world uses gasoline or diesel combustion engines, and by 2020 90% still will be. In this fact Mazda saw an enormous opportunity: If they could find a way to make the internal combustion engine work better, they could make a big difference in how much fuel the world uses and how much CO2 is emitted. The solution is the SkyActiv-G gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter marvel that produces 10-15% more low/mid-range torque, along with 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions than Mazda's previous 2.0-liter engine.
A more efficient transmission: SkyActiv-Drive
Now that Mazda had come up with such a revolutionary engine, they 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.
Smarter engineering: SkyActiv-Body and SkyActiv-Chassis
With SkyActiv Body and Chassis, you get more of that exhilarating Mazda driving feel while increasing crash safety performance and reducing weight. Through smarter engineering and materials Mazda is 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.