Mazda’s New Turbocharged Engine Earns Best Engine Award
Usually, the awards we highlight here on the Mazda of Lodi blog are for models in their entirety. Today, however, we’re here to highlight a single engine. The engine we are talking about is the 2.5-liter turbocharged power plant found in Mazda’s all-new 2016 CX-9 midsize SUV, which recently earned a 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines award.
Wards Auto examined over 40 vehicles during a period of two months, driving them around in much the same way a typical consumer would: driving to work, driving to school, driving to the store, etc. Vehicles that were eligible for the evaluation had to have a starting MSRP no more than $62,000.
A wide range of vehicles made it onto the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engine list, with the power plant found in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 being one of them. The engine was praised for its impressive fuel efficiency.
2016 Mazda CX-9 Engine Power and Efficiency Specs
So, what makes the engine so good? Well, for one, by using the innovative Dynamic Pressure Turbo system, engine exhaust can be adjusted to create more pressure at low rpm. This means that turbo lag is a thing of the past, as the turbocharger can spool up almost immediately.
The gasoline engine also puts out an incredible amount of torque: 310 lb-ft of it, in fact. Best of all, all of this torque is available at a low rpm, meaning that you’re getting power when you truly need it in real world driving situations.
Better yet, this new turbocharged engine improved the CX-9’s efficiency by 25%. For the 2016 model year, the CX-9 is capable of achieving up to 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
To learn more about the new turbocharged engine in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 or to experience for yourself why it earned a best engine award, contact us at Mazda of Lodi. We’d be happy to get you behind the wheel.