The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Mazda the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. for the third straight year.
The Japanese automaker has the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy of 29.4 mpg as well as the lowest CO2 emissions at 328. Without offering a hybrid, diesel or electric vehicle in its lineup, Mazda has managed to achieve the highest fuel efficiency of any other mainstream automaker in the industry, according to the EPA. The company attributes its success to SkyActiv technology, a suite of component and engineering technologies that not only help cut vehicle weight but improve engine efficiency without sacrificing driving pleasure.
That’s not the only award Mazda is taking home this year. The company was also named 2016 Best Car Brand by U.S. News and World Report.
“At Mazda, Driving Matters and so does fuel economy,“ said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “Using SKYACTIV Technology, Mazda has been able to achieve class-leading fuel efficiency in nearly every segment it competes in. This achievement verifies that Mazda has evolved to offer what others can’t, vehicles that are of high-quality, great looking, fun-to-drive and fuel efficient.“