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What is the Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® System?

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The i-ACTIV AWD® system is Mazda’s new-generation, fully autonomous all-wheel-drive technology, helping drivers take on the roughest terrain and weather conditions no matter where the roads may take them. With i-ACTIV AWD®, you don’t have to sacrifice the excellent fuel economy ratings Mazda is known for to achieve greater traction and wheel grip. Learn more about this innovative Mazda technology and what it can do for your Plano drives at Town North Mazda.

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Work?

i-ACTIV AWD® is constantly tracking road conditions and small changes in wheel speeds in order to keep control in your hands. This system uses a series of sensors to create a picture of the surrounding driving conditions. i-ACTIV AWD® then interprets the information from the sensors and makes adjustments to the amount of torque allocated to the front and rear axles, making i-ACTIV AWD® an active torque split AWD system.

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. This system works closely with the Torque Control System with Front-Wheel Slip-Warning and i-ACTIV AWD®. Even in FWD mode, the switch and transfer of torque is almost instantaneous, helping you gain more control without lag.

Which Models Have Mazda AWD?

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

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring
  • 2019 Mazda CX-5: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Signature
  • 2019 Mazda CX-9: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Signature

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Experience the Mazda AWD system and more when you visit Town North Mazda for a test drive around McKinney today! While you’re here, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials to help you save on models like the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. In the meantime, contact Town North Mazda with any questions or to learn about the best delivery restaurants in Richardson.

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