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What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

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The i-ACTIV AWD® system is Mazda’s new-generation, fully autonomous all-wheel-drive technology. This system has you and your vehicle covered, whether you’re braving harsh driving conditions during a snowstorm in Buffalo or traveling in rainy weather in Lackawanna. And with this new, innovative AWD system, you won’t have to sacrifice the excellent fuel economy ratings Mazda is known for to achieve greater traction and wheel grip. Below, you’ll learn more about this unique AWD system and the new Mazda vehicles that offer it!

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Work?

While you’re on the road, i-ACTIV AWD® never rests; it’s constantly tracking road conditions and small changes in wheel speeds. This system uses a series of sensors to monitor the driving conditions as well as to help make adjustments to the torque allocated to the front and rear axles. This is what makes i-ACTIV AWD® an active torque split AWD system, and is why it’s such a great choice for Hamburg roads.

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. These sensors monitor ground speed and front-wheel speed, allowing the system to sense tiny wheel slips that could lead to tire spin. This model also provides Torque Control System that works closely with Front-Wheel Slip-Warning and i-ACTIV AWD® to assist, even in FWD mode, in transferring a small amount of torque to the rear wheels. It also helps your vehicle switch to AWD without lag.

Which Models Have Mazda AWD?

Mazda’s compact cars, such as the Mazda3, are offered with front-wheel drive only. i-ACTIV AWD® is available on all of the Mazda SUVs:

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 Towne Mazda!

After you’ve explored the Mazda SUV features and found the new Mazda model that’s right for you and your daily commute, make your way to Towne Mazda. While here, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials to get the Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9 that’s right for you. Contact Towne Mazda today to compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V, compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot, learn more about our Mazda AWD models, our 50th celebration, how often to rotate your tires, how to check your transmission fluid, jump start a car, or to get the process started.

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