MAZDA TOPS U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FUEL ECONOMY REPORT FOR THE SECOND TIME

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 — According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s most recent Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report,  Mazda Motor Corporation is the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S for the second consecutive year.  With the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy performance of 28.1 miles per gallon (MPG), and the lowest adjusted CO2 emissions of 316, Mazda led the chart for model year (MY) 2013, as they did for the previous year.

Mazda was able to maintain the highest fuel efficiency of all automotive manufacturers for the second year in a row through the use of the company’s unique and proprietary SKYACTIV®1 TECHNOLOGY. SKYACTIV is a suite of component and engineering technologies that incorporate ultra-high compression ratio gasoline engines, super-efficient manual and automatic transmissions, lightweight chassis and body components, reduced rolling resistance and low-drag body styling. Furthermore, Mazda has achieved this fuel economy rating by working to improve existing technologies, making outstanding fuel economy affordable for everyone. Mazda’s goal is to offer the most dynamic and engaging mainstream vehicles across its entire line, while providing fuel economy that is second to none, literally.

“Mazda has never been one to rest on its laurels, continuing to work hard, innovate and engineer vehicles that offer class-leading fuel economy in nearly every segment it competes in,” commented Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “Because the internal combustion engine is still used in more than 90 percent of the cars and SUVs sold in North America today, we chose to focus on perfecting both the operation and performance of the engine, as well as all the other systems and components that affect efficiency. Offering this technology – at an affordable price – to every consumer will help to improve our overall environmental impact.”

Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY brought the company to the forefront of fuel efficiency through its inclusion in such vehicles as the all-new 2015 Mazda3, the 2015 Mazda6, and the 2015 CX-5. Mazda3 reaches near best-in-class EPA estimated fuel economy with 41 highway MPG when equipped with the i-ELOOP energy regeneration system. Mazda6 equipped with i-ELOOP achieves class-leading EPA estimated fuel economy with 40 highway MPG. At an EPA estimated 35 MPG, CX-5 still retains the title of the highest highway MPG of any SUV in North America, including hybrids.

Please see the chart below for more information regarding the EPA test results:

MY 2012-2014 Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy and Adjusted CO2 Emissions
MY 2012 Final MY 2013 Final MY 2014 Preliminary
Manufacturer Fuel Economy (MPG) CO2Emissions (g/mi) Fuel Economy (MPG) Change from MY 2011 (MPG) CO2 Emissions (g/mi) Change from MY 2011 (g/mi) Fuel Economy (MPG) CO2 Emissions (g/mi)
Mazda 27.1 328 28.1 +1.0 316 -12 28.8 309
Honda 26.6 334 27.4 +0.8 324 -10 27.6 322
Subaru 25.2 352 26.7 +1.5 332 -20 27.5 324
Nissan 24.1 369 26.2 +2.1 339 -30 26.8 332
VW 25.5 355 25.7 +0.2 353 -2 26.7 340
Toyota 25.6 347 25.1 -0.5 354 +7 25.8 344
BMW 23.7 377 24.5 +0.8 363 -14 26.0 344
Diamler 21.1 426 22.4 +1.3 399 -27 22.8 393
Ford 22.8 390 22.2 -0.6 400 +10 23.4 380
GM 21.7 410 22.0 +0.3 404 -6 22.0 404
Chrysler-Fiat 20.1 442 20.9 +0.8 425 -17 21.1 420
All 23.6 376 24.1 +0.5 369 -7 24.2 367
1 SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).


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