Engine Mazda SkyActiv-G 2.0

Engine Mazda SkyActiv-G 2.0

The 2.0-liter Mazda PE-VPS or SkyActiv-G 2.0 engine has been produced at the factories of the Japanese company since 2012 and is installed on most of its most popular models with indexes 3, 6, CX-3, CX-30 and CX-5. On the 2018 MX-5 roadster, a version of this unit boosted to 184 hp debuted.

The engine was intended to replace the 2.0-liter Ford engine (index MZR LF). The SkyActiv 2.0 engine has the same range of innovative technologies as the SkyActiv 1.5 engine. There is a system of variable valve timing Dual S-VT on two camshafts, an outlet manifold that provides the effect of dynamic purging of outlet gases in the combustion chambers due to the optimal length and configuration 4-2-1.

The Skyactiv-G family also includes engines: P5‑VPS and PY‑VPS.

The engine was installed on:

  • Mazda 3 BM in 2013 – 2018;
  • Mazda 3 BP since 2018;
  • Mazda 6 GJ in 2012 – 2016;
  • Mazda 6 GL since 2016;
  • Mazda CX-3 DK since 2016;
  • Mazda CX-30 DM since 2019;
  • Mazda CX-5 KE in 2012 – 2017;
  • Mazda CX-5 KF since 2017.


Production years since 2012
Displacement, cc 1997
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 150 – 165
Torque output, Nm 200 – 210
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 83.5
Piston stroke, mm 91.2
Compression ratio 13 – 14
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual S-VT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mazda 6 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the PE-VPS engine

  • The first years there was a problem with a cold start, but the new firmware fixed everything;
  • This unit does not like bad gasoline, it quickly clogs the fuel system;
  • Also, from low-quality fuel, ignition coils often fail;
  • Due to the wear on the plastic tension roller, the ribbed belt often burst;
  • Oil consumption is also regularly encountered here, and in the first kilometers of run.

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