Could We See the 2016 CX-9’s Turbocharger In other Models?

By Product Expert | Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 8:57 pm
Will the Mazda3 and Mazda6 Get a Turbocharged Engine?

Will the Mazda3 and Mazda6 Get a Turbocharged Engine?

Though the CX-9 may be far larger than the Mazda3 compact sedan or Mazda6 midsize sedan, its use of a brand new SKYACTIV turbocharged engine has been causing Mazda fans to ask, will the Mazda3 and Mazda6 get a turbocharged engine? It may be possible. Or maybe not.

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2.5-liter Turbocharged SKYACTIV Engine Specs

The CX-9 came all-new for the 2016 model year with a newly engineered turbocharged 2.5-liter SKYACTIV engine. This new engine brought with it a lot of excitement because it delivered some serious power: up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Despite all the power, the model is highly efficient. In the FWD configuration, it is capable of as much as 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

Turbocharged Engine Specs for a Future Mazda3 or Mazda6?

dynamic pressure turbo in the mazda cx-9 turbocharged skyactiv engineAlthough the engine specs for the CX-9 are impressive, we really can’t say how they would look if that turbocharged engine would be put into the Mazda3 or Mazda6. But, feel free to make your own guess.

What we do know, however, is that the turbocharged 2.5-liter SKYACTIV engine does fit in those two sedan models, according to a report from CarAdvice. Although it does seem a little like we’re adding up 2 plus 2 to equal 5, it certainly would make sense to think that Mazda would find other uses for this great engine.

Although this news and speculation may have some excited, others may be concerned. After all, putting a turbocharger, which can be susceptible to turbo lag, in a Mazda seems like a big no-no to many driving purists. But, don’t worry. For this new turbocharged engine, Mazda has developed something called Dynamic Pressure Turbo, helping the engine to overcome turbo lag.

Learn more about how Dynamic Pressure Turbo works

So, will the Mazda3 and Mazda6 get a turbocharged engine? Maybe. But maybe not. Although the report we referenced above sounds like great news, only time will tell if these engines will actually be used in other production models. And for that, we could likely be waiting a while. Be sure to check back here to the Mazda of Lodi blog for any of the latest news.