The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its “Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends” report, confirming Mazda Motor Corporation as the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S. With the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy performance of 27.1 miles per gallon, and the lowest CO2 emissions of 328, Mazda led the EPA’s chart for model year 2012.
Mazda reflected the second largest increase (2.1 MPG) in the report over its 2011 MPG of 25.0, the company said, noting it “has achieved the highest fuel efficiency of any other mainstream automotive manufacturer in the industry, without offering a hybrid or electric vehicle.”
The automaker attributed its fuel efficiency improvement to its Skyactiv technology, which 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.
“Mazda has a long history of automotive technology innovation, from the development of the rotary engine to the extraordinary Skyactiv technology,” said Carmen Cedré, general manager for Mazda Puerto Rico. “Mazda defies expectations to become a game changer, which is reflected in this important recognition,” Cedré added.
The technology brought the company to the forefront of fuel efficiency through its 2014 Mazda3, the 2014 Mazda6, and the 2014 CX-5 vehicles, the company said.
Mazda has 11 dealerships throughout the island.