Late last year, Mazda North American Operations announced that its turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine had earned a spot on the 2017 WardsAuto 10Best Engines list! The award-winning and impressive engine made its debut in the second-generation 2016 Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover SUV. Here at your Mazda dealers serving Freehold, NJ, Lester Glenn Mazda, we’re proud to offer this engaging and dynamic powertrain and the vehicles that accompany it. Keep reading to find out more!

Each year, WardsAuto and its editors honor the ten best engines available on new vehicle models and those that have set themselves apart from the pack. WardsAuto Senior Content Director, Drew Winter, had this to say about the engine:

There are lots of powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines out there, but [the] Mazda [brand’s] 2.5-liter turbo stands out by using very elegant engineering to create especially smooth and abundant low-end torque for great everyday V6-like performance in a sizable crossover SUV.

The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T turbocharged engine offers a number of Mazda- and industry-firsts, such as its innovative Dynamic Pressure Turbo, which uses a butterfly valve in the engine’s exhaust to create more pressure at a lower RPM. The result is that the turbocharger spools up almost instantaneously, providing up to 310 lb-ft of torque. Kelvin Hiraishi, director of engineering, MNAO, had this to say about the honor:

We’re honored that WardsAuto has recognized our turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T, as it serves as validation of our innovation that everything we do is focused on creating value and strong trust with our customers. This is who we are, and this principal is here to stay at Mazda.

To learn more about this impressive engine as well as the 2016 Mazda CX-9 and our entire lineup of new Mazda cars and SUVs, head on down to Lester Glenn Mazda to speak to a member of our team today!