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2013-2016 Mazda 3, CX-3 K&N Air Filter Adds Zoom to Your 1.5 L

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The K&N Air Filter is precision manufactured for a perfect fit in your OEM Mazda airbox

The K&N Air Filter is precision manufactured for a perfect fit in your OEM Mazda airbox

While both the Mazda2 and Mazda3 have been lauded for its lively handling, critics have been disappointed by the willing, but underpowered 1.5 L SKYACTIV-G engine in some models. In fact, at 100 horsepower, the 1.5 L produces less power than the 26 year old 1990 Mazda Miata 1.6 L engine, which generated 115 horsepower. If you’re looking to get the most from your 1.5 L Mazda engine, check out K&N’s 33-5038 performance air filter.

A K&N Filter is guaranteed for the life of your Mazda, to 10 years or 1 Million Miles

A K&N Filter is guaranteed for the life of your Mazda, to 10 years or 1 Million Miles

The 1.5 L SKYACTIV-G is member of Mazda’s family of direct injection gasoline engines. The engine is a actually 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) four cylinder with a 2.93 inch bore with a long 3.38 inch stroke. It features all-aluminum construction with chain-driven dual overhead camshafts with VVT and gasoline direct injection. SKYACTIV-G engines for the U.S. market have a lower compression ratio of 13:1 allowing them to operate on regular instead of premium gasoline with an approximate 3-5 percent reduction in torque and fuel economy, accounting for the lower horsepower versus the European and Asian versions.

In addition, in some markets the Mazda2 is available with the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine. This 1.5 L diesel engine features a variable turbine geometry turbocharger and a water-to-air intercooler, and produces 107 horsepower. It shares the air cleaner housing with the gasoline-powered Mazda2 so the 33-5038 air filter can improve airflow into the diesel engine as well.

Toyota announced that the Scion iA sedan will be manufactured alongside the Mazda2 at Mazda's Mexican plant. In fact, the Scion iA was a virtual clone of the Mazda2. However, as most people now know, Toyota has dropped the Scion brand. Going forward, the car will be renamed the Toyota Yaris iA beginning with the 2017 model year. And yes, as it’s mechanically identical to the Mazda2, so it too suffers from being underpowered.

The 2013-2016 Mazda 3 gets more performance with a K&N high-flow air filter

The 2013-2016 Mazda 3 gets more performance with a K&N high-flow air filter

K&N replacement air filters have been developed to create an increase of up to 50% more airflow compared to typical paper air filters, which adds power to your Mazda and Scion. More air coming through the filter can result in improved response when you step on the throttle, and more torque throughout the operating range of the engine.

K&N manufactures its air filters from multiple layers of oiled cotton filter media, rather than air flow-limiting paper used in many OEM and replacement filters. The oiled cotton construction not only allows for increased airflow, but also provides excellent filtration performance to ensure your Mazda’s or Scion’s long engine life. This has been established by K&N’s in-house ISO 5011 filtration efficiency testing, which follows International Standard Organization standards, ensures that K&N replacement air filters provide high airflow without sacrificing engine protection.

The only maintenance required for a K&N replacement filter is a service you can do yourself at home. Using a K&N Air Filter Cleaning Kit, you can easily clean and re-oil your air filter, which brings it back to virtually new condition and ready for more. Your K&N air filter is designed to last for the life of your vehicle, which K&N guarantees will perform for up to 10 years or 1,000,000 miles without requiring replacement. And the filter only needs to be cleaned every 50,000 miles under normal highway driving conditions. For full details visit the K&N 10-Year/ Million Mile Limited Warranty.

You can order the filter simply by clicking on the part number 33-5038 as well as order the Air Filter Cleaning Kit 99-5050.

To find additional K&N upgrades for cars, trucks, scooters, motorcycles, motorhomes, or almost anything with an engine, use the K&N Search by Vehicle tool. Find an authorized K&N dealer nearby using the K&N Dealer Search.

Applications:
2016 SCION IA 1.5L L4
2016 MAZDA CX-3 1.5L L4 Diesel
2016 MAZDA 3 1.5L L4
2016 MAZDA 3 1.5L L4 Diesel
2016 MAZDA 2 1.5L L4
2016 MAZDA 2 1.5L L4 Diesel
2015 MAZDA CX-3 1.5L L4 Diesel
2015 MAZDA 3 1.5L L4
2015 MAZDA 3 1.5L L4 Diesel
2015 MAZDA 2 1.5L L4
2015 MAZDA 2 1.5L L4 Diesel
2014 MAZDA 3 1.5L L4
2013 MAZDA 3 1.5L L4

You can view all the air intakes that K&N makes for the MAZDA 3 at the Air Intake Systems for the MAZDA 3 page. You can view all the air filters that K&N makes for the MAZDA 3 at the Air Filters for the MAZDA 3 page, and MAZDA CX-3 at the Air Filters for the MAZDA CX-3 page and SCION iA at the Air Filters for the SCION iA page. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 50 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.