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.