Earth, Wind & Power Media Names Mazda CX-5 ‘Most Earth Friendly Truck Of The Year’

Earth, Wind & Power media, a company with a mission to honor automotive innovation pushing the industry to a greener standard, presented the ‘Most Earth Friendly Truck Of The Year” award to Mazda at the North American International Auto Show.  The 2013 CX-5’s win is attributed to Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology; a suite of technologies allowing the mid-size crossover to achieve extremely low emissions and high fuel economy.

This technology has been available since 2012 in the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6, but the CX-5 employs the full suite of SKYACTIV components.  Resulting is a lighter engine that contributes to great handling, a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions over Mazda’s standard 2.0L, and the best highway fuel economy for an SUV in the North American Market and a class-leading combined 29MPG.

A larger, more powerful 2.5L SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine will be available in 2014 models at the expense of only one mile per gallon in city driving with an automatic transmission.

Source: PRNewswire

Mazda CX-5 Compact Sport Utility – Car of the Year

At Pacific Mazda we were thrilled to learn the Mazda CX-5 was named 2013 Car of the Year in Japan. This confirmed what we already knew based on our own demos and feedback from our customers. The CX-5 is a perfect vehicle for many people on Vancouver Island and in the Greater Victoria area where there is a lot of stop and go driving and fuel economy is a very important consideration. Our own demos have been getting over 50 mpg in a mix of city driving, trips up the Malahat, and general commuting. Some of the online press has been critical that the vehicle may not have enough power…we do not find that at all – its the perfect blend of sporty performance and fuel economy. We have had 5 people and a lot of gear in this vehicle as we headed up the Malahat – this vehicle is great!

Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology offers better fuel economy than most hybrids.

Japanese Car of the Year