Sorry to tell you that Mazda's original project of making a (spark-plug-less) Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) gasoline engine has failed because it's too volatile and difficult to manage for higher engine speeds and high-load situations such as acceleration. Mazda now has to settle for Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) with spark plugs and a super charger added, for its upcoming 2.0L SkyActiv-X with estimated 188 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
Excuse my oversight in the specific detail of the Skyactiv-X. Be it SPCCI or HCCI, it will be groundbreaking and exciting nonetheless.
its a valid comparison imo. they're both new generation models, directly competing with one another. its just that one company decided to put a new motor in their CUV to give it a competitive advantage, and the other company has no engine to compete with it. that 2.5L skyactiv is on it's last legs competitively, and there's not much mazda can do to get more power or fuel economy out of it.
and we all know why the toyota has the ability to use an engine like this in the rav, because they have much bigger cash reserves to invest in R&D while the other doesn't.
the cx-5 is selling well, but that's more due to people switching to crossovers. one very good selling model cannot keep a company afloat is the rest of the lineup isn't selling well.
i personally find it very exciting that we now have a CUV in this segment that has over 200 horsepower, naturally aspirated, doesn't need spcci, doesn't need a turbo and uses an 8 speed automatic, although i do think there will be a decent price increase over the existing rav4.
not really sure how this is relevant? it's 2018 not 2012.
My point was about comparing a 7 year old Skyactiv engine to engines of its current time not suddenly comparing it to something that just came out yesterday. Fair enough if you start to compare them but to dismiss the Skyactiv engine as totally inferior despite its age is preposterous.
I don't even know how this became a comparison between Toyota's new engine to Skyactiv. Good on Toyota for coming out with something new which is long overdue. Perhaps we can change this thread to Toyota's New Engine discussion topic.
And no one is comparing the upcoming Skyactiv-X to Toyota's Dynamic Force engines either but merely stating the fact that Mazda is working on bringing to production it's own new technology in line with it's own lifecycle timeline.