What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

Two Vehicles on the Road at Night

Mazda’s new all-wheel-drive technology, the i-ACTIV AWD® system, helps drivers brave harsh road conditions whether it be rain, snow, or gravel. And with the i-ACTIV AWD® system, you don’t have to sacrifice the excellent fuel-economy that Mazda models are known for. Get a better grip with a new Mazda model or learn more about this unique AWD system today!

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Work?

The i-ACTIV AWD® system is constantly tracking road conditions and changes in wheel speeds using a variety of sensors to create a picture of the surrounding driving conditions. This helps the system make adjustments to the amount of torque allocated to the front and rear axles. For this reason, and more, the i-ACTIV AWD® active torque split AWD system is a great choice for Collinsville drivers.

What is the Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System?

The Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System also uses a variety of sensors — but for another purpose. This system uses sensors to monitor ground speed and front-wheel speed, allowing the system to sense wheel slips and adjust to avoid tire spin. Torque Control System works closely with Front-Wheel Slip-Warning and i-ACTIV AWD®.

Even in FWD mode, it almost instantaneously transfers a small amount of torque to the rear wheels and helps your vehicle switch to AWD without lag.

2019 Mazda CX-3 in Rain

Which Models Have Mazda AWD?

Compact Mazda vehicles, like the Mazda3, are only offered with front-wheel drive, however, all Mazda SUVs offer i-ACTIV AWD®. These include:

2019 Mazda CX-3

  • CX-3 Sport
  • CX-3 Touring
  • CX-3 Grand Touring

2019 Mazda CX-5

  • CX-5 Sport
  • CX-5 Touring
  • CX-5 Grand Touring
  • CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve
  • CX-5 Signature

2019 Mazda CX-9

  • CX-9 Sport
  • CX-9 Touring
  • CX-9 Grand Touring
  • CX-9 Signature

Explore Mazda AWD Cars at Auffenberg Mazda!

Schedule a test drive in one of the Mazda SUVs to experience the power and precision of i-ACTIV AWD®! Not sure which model is for you? Compare our models, like the Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue, learn more about the Mazda maintenance schedules, find Mazda SUVs with good gas mileage, and more when you make the trip to Auffenberg Mazda near Fairview. While you’re here, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials on models like the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 to help you save on your favorite model.

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