What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3 AWD

    What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

    The i-ACTIV AWD® system is Mazda’s new-generation, fully autonomous all-wheel-drive technology. Whether you’re braving harsh weather or taking the backroads on rougher terrain, i-ACTIV AWD® has your back. And you don’t even have to sacrifice the excellent fuel economy ratings Mazda is known for to achieve greater traction and wheel grip. Learn more about this unique AWD system and which new Mazda vehicles have it at Sam Leman Mazda.

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Work?

i-ACTIV AWD® is constantly tracking road conditions and small changes in wheel speeds using a variety of sensors to help you monitor your driving conditions no matter which Springfield roads you frequent. The i-ACTIV AWD® system interprets the information from the sensors and can make adjustments to the amount of torque allocated to the front and rear axles. This makes i-ACTIV AWD® an active torque split AWD system, a great choice for Morton drivers and beyond.

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

The Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System, also using a variety of sensors, monitors ground speed and front-wheel speed, allowing this system to catch small slips that can lead the tire to 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.

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
2019 Mazda CX-9 AWD

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