Inner workings of a Mazda vehicle with i-ACTIV AWD

What is the Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® System?

The new-generation i-ACTIV AWD® system is a fully autonomous all-wheel drive system. This system helps Santa Fe drivers brave harsh weather, rough terrain, and more. You don’t even have to sacrifice the excellent fuel economy ratings Mazda models are known for. Learn more about this unique AWD system and the new Mazda vehicles that have it at University Mazda.

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Work?

i-ACTIV AWD® is constantly tracking road conditions and small changes in wheel speeds. This system uses sensors to give drivers a picture of their surrounding driving conditions then interprets this information to make adjustments to the amount of torque allocated to the front and rear axles. This is what makes i-ACTIV AWD® an active torque split AWD system, which is why it’s such a great choice for Santa Fe roads.

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

The Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System uses a variety of sensors to monitor ground speed and front-wheel speed, allowing the system to sense tiny wheel slips that could lead to tire spin. The Torque Control System also works with the 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?

Though Mazda’s compact vehicles such as the Mazda3 are only offered with front-wheel drive, all Mazda SUVs offer i-ACTIV AWD®:

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 University Mazda!

The best way to experience all the i-ACTIV AWD® system has to offer you and your daily drives is to take your favorite Mazda SUV for a test drive around Farmington. While here, browse our new vehicle specials on models like the Mazda CX-5, or learn about model features like the Mazda CX-9 towing capacity! If you have any questions, want to learn about the i-ACTIVSENSE® safety system, or would like to get the financing process started, contact University Mazda, your local Mazda dealer, today.

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