The 2016 Mazda6 Delivers Great Power With SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY

June 30th, 2015 by

Red Mazda sedanThe 2016 Mazda6 has one of the most efficient all-gasoline engines ever by Mazda, blending power with efficiency using high-tech machinery! See how the Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY will improve your fuel efficiency and save you money while still giving you the same great power you’ve come to love and expect from Mazda vehicles.

Impressive Performance Specs

The 2016 Mazda6 is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which produces 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine gets a 38 highway mpg EPA rating with the six-speed automatic transmission or 37 highway mpg with the six-speed manual transmission. However, when you install the i-ELOOP system, which captures the energy lost from braking and redistributes it through the braking system, you’ll get a whopping 40 highway mpg – an excellent fuel efficiency rating for a non-hybrid car. The Mazda6 has also been clocked at going from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds.

Great Power With Great Technology

How is all this power achieved? It’s done with the breakthrough Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, designed to be an energy-efficient alternative to hybrid vehicles. While the efficiency of hybrids is impressive, most Mazda drivers will still be driving a vehicle with a gasoline engine by 2020. To make sure that all their customers can have the same great power and fuel efficiency, Mazda developed this new technology.


The SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY engine has a raised compression ratio, which allows the engine to squeeze more power than usual out of the gasoline it consumes. This is achieved by use of a revolutionary type of direct injection system, as well as reducing the friction in the engine and raising the efficiency of the oil and water pumps.

The SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY transmission gives you the control of an automatic transmission combined with the fuel economy and responsiveness of a manual transmission. Mazda achieves this feat by using an automatic torque converter in concert with a manual clutch, and it’s all controlled by a revolutionary control model. It’s a manual transmission that shifts on its own!

Test Drive the 2016 Mazda6 at Cox Mazda

To experience the power of the new Mazda6 SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY for yourself, contact our sales staff at Cox Mazda today for a test drive. We hope to see you soon!