As mentioned, the sales increase owes much to Mazda’s recent powertrain innovations, which rely on a host of small improvements to deliver a big-time fuel-economy gain of about 15 percent. Yet at the same time, the increased efficiency also means 10-15 percent more torque, for zoomier performance.
In the Mazda3, for example, EPA ratings went from a high-water mark of 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway/28 mpg combined in its previous generation to 28/40/33 in the 2012 Mazda3 SKYACTIV sedan. Then, torque also jumped to 148 lb.-ft. (+13 lb.-ft.) and horsepower grew to 155 hp (+ 7 horses). But the Mazda3 isn’t the only one of the automaker’s product enjoying the benefits of this new technology.
The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover—capable of EPA grades of up to 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/29 mpg combined with a SKYACTIV powertrain—has been so popular that the automaker is having trouble keeping dealerships stocked up—although help is on the way.
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