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, check out the Mazda CX-30 price, 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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