2023 Mazda CX-50 with roof rack

Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is one of the most unique features of Mazda vehicles, but how does this feature work, and how can it improve the way you drive around Plymouth? Learn how the Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY expertly combines fuel efficiency and top-notch performance with the service team at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda. Then, explore our new inventory to find a Mazda with Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, and set up a test drive to experience this innovative system for yourself. 


With Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, you’ll have the choice between a gas and diesel engine. Here is a breakdown of what distinguishes these two options: 

  • SKYACTIV®-G: This engine can be had as a 2.0L or a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. A take on aspirated gasoline engines, SKYACTIV®-G compresses the mixture of air and fuel in the engine at a rate of 14.0:1, which increases overall fuel efficiency by around 15%.
  • SKYACTIV®-D: SKYACTIV®-D engines have a lower ratio of compression compared to other diesel engines, which improves your fuel efficiency and even lowers your emission levels on the Maple Grove roads.


How does the transmission on Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY systems compare to transmissions on similar systems? Take a look at how the transmissions of Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY work below: 

  • SKYACTIV®-Drive: This is a 6-speed automatic transmission, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and dual-clutch automated manual to improve your fuel economy. This transmission boosts your fuel economy from about 4% to 7%.
  • SKYACTIV®-MT: This manual 6-speed transmission is compact and lightweight, allowing you to quickly switch gears without wasting fuel. 

MAZDA SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY Body, Chassis, & Handling 

There’s more than just the technology inside the Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY system that helps improve the performance of your Mazda vehicle. Mazda has also utilized this system to improve the bodies and frameworks of Mazda vehicles to optimize performance on the Eden Prairie roads: 

  • SKYACTIV®-BODY: This system creates a body that’s 8% lighter than previous Mazda designs while also being 30% more rigid. 
  • SKYACTIV®-CHASSIS: This system introduced a new and improved front and rear suspension system and electric power steering while also reducing overall weight by 14%. 
  • SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS: G-Vectoring Control improves cornering by reducing torque and also shifting the weight to the front wheels. 

Learn more about the Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY system and its intricate parts with the team at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda. For any other Mazda information, visit our website, or reach out to anyone on our team. 

Experience MAZDA SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY in Minnetonka

Contact us to learn more about the Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY system or other Mazda features like Mazda3 FWD. We look forward to answering any questions you have. 


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