What is the i-Activ AWD® System?

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Many Charlotte drivers know that Mazda SUVs are known for their advanced design and agile handling due to the i-Activ AWD® system, but what is the i-Activ AWD® system? Mazda i-Activ AWD® is an intelligently-controlled all-wheel drive system that’s been carefully engineered to offer advanced control, efficiency, and performance. Learn more about the Mazda i-Activ AWD® system with the team at Keffer Mazda, find out which models sport this tech, and more!


How Does i-Activ AWD® Work?

Interested in learning more about how i-Activ AWD® works? This system is known as an Active Torque Split AWD system with Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection, which automatically adjusts itself in order to offer revolutionary performance. This helps the system constantly track road conditions, monitor changes in wheel speed, and distribute torque to the wheels that need it most. Learn more about i-Activ AWD® below:

  • Active Sensors – Mazda i-Activ AWD® monitors your accelerator position, your steering angle, and brake fluid pressure, while identifying and responding to road conditions.
  • Torque Control System – Without requiring any direct command from the driver, i-Activ AWD® can transfer up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels. It works proactively, calculating the precise balance that you’re searching for. The system also delivers stand-by torque to the rear wheels when FWD is engaged, so you can shift into AWD more quickly.
  • Front-wheel Slip-warning Detection System – i-Activ AWD® can detect extraordinarily small changes in your ground speed (the rate at which you’re moving) and your wheel speed. When it detects slippage, it goes to work to stabilize your vehicle before you ever notice the difference.

Which Mazda Vehicles Have All-Wheel Drive?

Though most models come standard with front-wheel drive, and the Mazda Miata with rear-wheel drive, there are models available with the i-Activ AWD® system. These models include the Mazda SUV lineup as well as new Mazda3 models.

Searching for Mazda AWD SUVs? Although it’s not standard on any model, i-Activ AWD® can be added to any Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, or Mazda CX-9. Once you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a new Mazda SUV, contact the team at Keffer Mazda near Concord.

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