New Turbo Engine Elevates 2021 Mazda3 to the Top of its Class

September 27th, 2021 by

Mazda consumers are accustomed to high-performing models from the manufacturer, so the release of another high-quality model or feature is nothing new.

Like the 2021 Mazda3, which offers an added perk — a tailormade SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo Engine.

Mazda’s brand-exclusive turbo engine outranks the competition because it optimizes the way the car distributes its power and force, resulting in superior fuel-efficiency and driving performance.

This specially designed turbo engine is available in the 2021 Mazda3’s highest trim levels — the 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus.

So, the already speedy and luxurious ride has even more potential with the new Mazda3 turbo engine, leaving other sporty, compact vehicles within its class in the dust.

How has Mazda made this possible?

By creating a new turbo engine that is more revolutionary than anything else currently on the market.

With Mazda, turbo really does mean better performance, handling, and head-turning capabilities.

New Mazda3 Turbo Engine’s Ideal Compression Ratio Enhances Torque & Combustion

Automotive manufacturers that recently produced turbo engines tend to offer a more powerful performance, especially compared to the non-turbo counterparts.

But the new Mazda3 turbo engine, or SKYACTIV®-G, takes it a step further by having a record-breaking compression ratio of 14:1, allowing it to produce more power on less fuel.

A compression ratio of an engine is the ratio between the volume of the cylinder and the combustion chamber within an internal combustion engine at the maximum and minimum values.

For a gasoline turbo engine, a 14:1 compression ratio is an unprecedented feat.

Most turbo engines have a compression ratio between 10:1 to 12:1, but an ideal compression ratio is considered to be 15:1, making the new Mazda3 turbo engine near-perfect.

The new Mazda3 turbo engine’s higher compression ratio results in greater efficiency by increasing the torque, or the force of the engine by 15%, and the combustion efficiency, or fuel-burning ability by 9%.

Because torque measures how well force is distributed to the engine in order to produce power, better torque means a more comfortable and fluid driving experience.

And the 2021 Mazda3 turbo engine’s increased combustion efficiency, or how well an engine burns fuel, places a turbocharged Mazda3 miles ahead of other vehicles in terms of driving experience.

The new Mazda3 turbo engine can burn fuel evenly and rapidly. Consequently, it’s more resistant to knocking, which is that loud gun-shot noise an engine makes during acceleration.

Knocking indicates the engine is burning fuel unevenly. With a less-efficient engine, exhausted fuel mixes with the air and ignites too early, causing those disruptive, explosive sounds.

But by combusting fuel with ease and at an efficient rate, the new Mazda3 turbo engine can accelerate without creating a disruptive sound.

Combined with increased torque, the 2021 Mazda3 turbo engine allows for an overall smoother sounding ride.

2021 Mazda3 Turbo Engine Increases Fuel-Efficiency

In addition to being expertly engineered, the 2021 Mazda3 turbo engine also injects fuel directly into the vehicle’s combustion chamber, so the fuel combusts with advanced precision.

With this direct injection fuel system, the 2021 Mazda3 turbo engine lets the vehicle get the most mileage from a full tank, even on standard 87 octane fuel, the most widely available and low-cost fuel type.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Mazda3 trim levels outfitted with a turbocharged engine can achieve an impressive fuel economy rate of 23 miles-per-gallon (mpg) when driving in the city, 31 mpg on highway, and 26 mpg combined.

At those rates, drivers are able to focus on the road ahead — rather than where the next gas station is on the journey.

Advanced Power of the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Trims

Consumers can expect a smooth and exhilarating performance from each of the Mazda3 trim levels, but especially from the 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus.

The new Mazda3 turbo engine makes the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo trim levels extra savvy on the road. And with a choice between a hatchback or sedan model, drivers face unlimited options as far as style and speed.

Jet black mica 2.5 Turbo Mazda3 hatchback driving on gray, asphalt road with brown, mountainous terrain in background

A turbocharged Mazda3 turns a long road trip into an enjoyable, fast, and fuel-efficient ride.

Whether its winding through mountain ranges or navigating the road to work, drivers can feel the excitement of this vehicle’s power.

On regular unleaded 87 octane fuel, the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo trims can reach a horsepower (hp) of 227 hp at 5,000 revolutions-per-minute (rpm) and 310 pounds-per-feet (lb-ft) of torque.

Consumers who use premium 93 octane fuel can expect an increased performance.

Using a higher-grade gasoline allows the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo trim levels to jump up to 250 hp and achieve a torque of 320 lb-ft.

And with great power comes even greater speeds.

Sprinting from zero to 60 miles-per-hour (mph) in just under six seconds, the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo trim levels can beat the acceleration rates of other recently released turbocharged vehicles, including the 2020 BMW 2289 xDrive Gran Coupe.

With such power, the new turbocharged Mazda3 can easily outrace others in its class.

Try a Turbocharged Mazda3 for Yourself at West Herr Mazda of Canandaigua

Drivers in need of a fast, fluid, and stylish vehicle will be thrilled by what the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus trim levels have to offer.

The only way to know for sure, however, is by driving a turbocharged Mazda3 for yourself.

Interested in taking or test drive or curious about the available inventory options?

Our associates are ready to answer any inquiries you may have, whether it’s about financing opportunities, inventory stock selection, or current vehicle specials.

West Herr Mazda of Canandaigua offers a vast collection of Mazda vehicles, both new and previously owned. With such a wide selection, consumers are sure to find something that suits them perfectly.

Contact us today so we can help you find your next vehicle.

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