Tag: Skyactiv

2016 Mazda3 i 4-Door Grand Touring - Driving Matters People's Car - Quick Review

Reflex Blue Mica 2016 Mazda3 i 4-door casts a seductive silhouette among small family sedans. It just so happens to be a brilliant performer, while returning excellent fuel economy, too. <br> <br> Starting price is $17,845, with a well optioned i Grand Touring listing for $23,435.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: George Straton, Roadblazing.com) In 1938, Ferdinand Porsche designed an simple, efficient, affordable small family People’s Car for a national road network conceived for theoretically unlimited speeds. Almost 8 decades later the United States never did get public roads designed for unlimited... Read more »

2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv - "Bah, hybrids"

Mazda claims the significance of the "Skyactiv" name for its new power- and drivetrain  technology is a theme of "reaching for the sky." Did they just make that up?
After a week spent with the 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv G [for Gasoline], we could simply rave about how this sporting compact that will deliver 33 glorious miles per gallon of combined city highway fuel economy right out of the box on regular unleaded gasoline. But we are “Drive…He Said”, so we wanted to talk about... Read more »