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Which Mazda Models Have Diesel Engine Options?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, Mazda3, Mazda6, Technology on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 2:48 pm
SKYACTIV-D Technology badge on the back of a 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature SKYACTIV-D model with a red crystal paint color

Mazda has been discussing and promoting the idea of diesel engines for a while now to create variants on their already successful line of vehicles. That way Mazda can offer drivers greater efficiency and additional torque power output for performance preferences. Finally, earlier this year, Mazda made good on that promise with a diesel version of the 2019 Mazda CX-5. However, that’s not the only Mazda model that has or will have a diesel engine. Here are all the current and upcoming Mazda models that have or will have SKYACTIV®-D diesel engine options in the near future.

2019 Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV®-G vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV®-D

2019 Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV®-D

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature SKYACTIV-D diesel model exterior side shot parked on the side of a city street

First up, we have the only currently available Mazda model with a diesel engine option.

Earlier this summer, Mazda debuted a SKYACTIV®-D 2.2L twin-turbo diesel engine option for the 2019 Mazda CX-5, available only on its Signature trim level.

This diesel engine option produces 168 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque when paired with the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature model and significantly boosts its fuel economy. 

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L turbocharged inline 4 engine has a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg.

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature with a SKYACTIV®-D 2.2L twin-turbo diesel engine has a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg.


2019 Mazda6 SKYACTIV®-D or 2020 Mazda6 SKYACTIV®-D

2019 Mazda6 Signature SKYACTIV-D diesel model exterior shot driving in the country

After the release of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature SKYACTIV®-D model, Mazda began to then promote a diesel version of the well-loved Mazda6 sedan to American drivers.

Like with the 2019 Mazda CX-5, the SKYACTIV®-D turbo diesel engine option will only be available on the Signature trim of the Mazda6 model.

With no specific release date given, it’s unclear if the Mazda6 Signature SKYACTIV®-D model will debut as a variant of its 2019 model year later this year or alongside the 2020 model year release in the early months of 2020.


2020 Mazda CX-30 SKYACTIV®-D

2020 Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV exterior side rear shot with soul red crystal paint color parked in a mountain wilderness as a couple waits outside small

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is set for a late summer release date, and therefore, most likely, will debut for public purchase before the Mazda6 diesel model discussed above. The only caveat here is whether or not a SKYACTIV®-D engine option will be available to American drivers immediately.

To expand on that point, let’s move to the last model(s) stated to have upcoming SKYACTIV®-D engine options by the Mazda company.


2019 Mazda3 Sedan SKYACTIV®-D and 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback SKYACTIV®-D

2019 Mazda3 sedan exterior shot with gray metallic paint color parked on a rainy street underneath a lit up theater sign

After its official debut, a lot of promotion was made about the extensive redesign of the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback models. Among many changes to looks, features, and performance, the 2019 Mazda3 models were also said to have a SKYACTIV®-D diesel engine option as well as the next-generation SKYACTIV®-X compression engine available on higher trim levels. However, neither of these engine options are currently available on the 2019 Mazda3 models for American drivers.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature SKYACTIV®-D New York Auto Show Debut

Learn More About Mazda SKYACTIV®-D Models in Scranton, PA

Find more information on upcoming Mazda diesel model variants as well as brand-new Mazda model news by reading our blog here at the Kelly Mazda dealership. For additional assistance, or to schedule a test drive with any Mazda model from our online inventory, please contact us. The Kelly Mazda staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Scranton, Pennsylvania within the greater area of Lackawanna County.