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A Fairfax Mazda Dealer's Guide to Mazda SKYACTIV® Technology

Last updated 5 years ago

Mazda SKYACTIV® technology is a collection of sporty upgrades that come with many new Mazdas. These enhancements increase both driving excitement and efficiency without sacrificing ride quality or safety. Here is a guide, from our Fairfax Mazda dealers, that highlights some of the key advantages that come along with driving a new Mazda with SKYACTIV® technology.


The first objective of Mazda’s SKYACTIV® technology is to increase the handling reflexes of the car. To achieve this, Mazda engineers made changes to the suspension design by adjusting suspension geometry for greater agility without sacrificing ride quality, and by replacing heavier materials in the suspension with lightweight aluminum. The steering system found in a new Mazda is also adjusted to provide a direct, confident feel without being overly sensitive or heavy.


Cars with Mazda SKYACTIV® technology are able to achieve better fuel economy than competitors for a number of reasons. First, SKYACTIV® Mazdas come with a chassis that weighs hundreds of pounds less than it used to thanks to the use of top-notch steel and a more efficient overall design. Second, Mazda’s new SKYACTIV® engines are high-pressure, direct-injection engines that put out an impressive amount of power given their size and weight. Third, every SKYACTIV® Mazda comes with features such as low rolling resistance tires and an aerodynamic body design to reduce air resistance. In addition to improving fuel economy, aerodynamic design also reduces the wind noise and makes for a more pleasant driving experience.


Another important priority of Mazda’s innovative technology is improving performance. To do this, Mazda engineers tweaked the engine by replacing certain components in the exhaust system, reducing weight by using more aluminum, and increasing the compression ratio to squeeze out as much power as possible. After increasing the power of the engine, Mazda enhanced the performance of its manual and automatic transmissions to deliver quicker shifts with less friction.

New Mazdas make it easy for you to save big at gas stations all over Fairfax with a line of fuel-efficient vehicles and SKYACTIV® technology. Stop dreaming about a Mazda and drive one, by coming to Brown’s Fairfax Mazda in the Washington D.C. area. There you’ll be able to test drive a variety of new Mazda cars and SUVs. When you do, you’ll understand why there is so much buzz around Mazda right now. Visit our website if you would like to take a look at our inventory of new and used Mazdas at our Fairfax dealership. And, if you have any questions about SKYACTIV®, call (888) 514-3006.

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