What is Mazda Skyactiv® Technology?

2020 Mazda CX-30

Skyactiv® Technology is Mazda’s innovative performance system that seamlessly blends fuel-economy with driving excitement, creating an engine, transmission, body, and chassis that work together for maximum efficiency and enjoyment. Available on models such as the Mazda3, Mazda CX-30, and more, this technology helps you do more with less, making it a must-have feature for Troy drivers. Learn more!

Gas & Diesel Engines

What is Mazda Skyactiv® Technology? In short, it is an engine technology that increases fuel-efficiency while lowering emission levels. Take a look at Mazda’s different Skyactiv® Technology options:

  • Skyactiv®-G: This engine is a take on the aspirated gasoline engines and can be had as a 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinder. Skyactiv®-G compresses the air-fuel mixture inside the engine at a rate of 14.0:1. This increases fuel-efficiency by as much as 15%.
  • Skyactiv®-Diesel: Skyactiv®-Diesel engines have a lower compression ratio compared to other diesel engines, improving fuel economy and lowering emission levels. This will be featured in models such as the upcoming Mazda CX-5 Diesel.


Engines can only take you so far; to get the most out of your Albany drives, you need a powerful transmission as well. Luckily, Skyactiv® Technology gives you just that, ensuring spirited yet efficient performance.

  • Skyactiv®-Drive: fuel economy is boosted by 4% to 7% thanks to this 6-speed automatic transmission, giving Latham drivers the fuel economy and seamlessness of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and a dual-clutch automated manual.
  • Skyactiv®-MT: Small and lightweight, this 6-speed manual transmission switches gears quickly and without wasting fuel.

Body, Chassis, & Handling

Skyactiv® Technology is all about maximizing your Mazda’s potential by balancing all available aspects into one energetic, eco-friendly ride. From reducing the body weight to contouring the frame for enhanced aerodynamics, there is no detail left untouched when it comes to this remarkable system.

  • Skyactiv®-Body: at 8% lighter and 30% more rigid compared to previous Mazda models’ body designs, Skyactiv®-Body helps you coast on every Latham street.
  • Skyactiv®-Chassis: with a new and improved front and rear suspension system and electric power steering, you’ll see a 14% weight reduction, improving performance.
  • Skyactiv®-Vehicle Dynamics: Skyactiv®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control improves cornering by reducing engine torque and shifting weight to the front wheels.

Test Drive a New Mazda Vehicle at Cooley Mazda Near Latham!

You’ve read about what is Skyactiv® Technology but to truly understand this innovative drive system, you need to get behind the wheel. Choose your favorite model in the Mazda lineup and schedule a visit at Cooley Mazda today, where our team can provide all the helpful car buying tips you need to make a smart, budget-savvy purchase. In fact, we offer a variety of new vehicle specials to make your new Mazda in Rensselaer even more affordable! Want to learn more? Be sure to read up on Mazda3 drivetrain info today.

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