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What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

2021 Mazda CX-30 on a dirt road


The i-ACTIV AWD® system is Mazda’s new-generation, fully autonomous all-wheel-drive technology that has a huge impact on Mazda AWD cars. No matter what kind of harsh driving conditions you’re braving around St. Augustine, the i-ACTIV AWD® has your back. What’s more that you could ask for from a Mazda AWD vehicle? You don’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 i-ACTIV 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 stops working for you. The i-ACTIV AWD® system is constantly tracking road conditions and small changes in wheel speeds, which only makes the Mazda line of AWD cars that much more reliable. Using a series of sensors, the system creates a picture of the surrounding driving conditions. i-ACTIV AWD® interprets the information from the sensors and can make adjustments to the amount of torque allocated to the front and rear axles. This is what makes i-ACTIV AWD® system an active torque split AWD system, and is why it’s such a great choice for Orange Park 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 that greatly improves the safety rating of Mazda AWD vehicles. These sensors monitor ground speed and front-wheel speed, allowing the system to sense tiny wheel slips that could lead to tire 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? 

i-ACTIV AWD® is available on all the Mazda SUVs and the Mazda 3 Sedan and Hatchback:

Mazda 3 Sedan

  • Mazda 3 Select
  • Mazda 3 Preferred
  • Mazda 3 Premium

Mazda 3 Hatchback

  • Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback Preferred
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback Premium

Mazda CX-3 

  • CX-3 Sport
  • CX-3 Touring
  • CX-3 Grand Touring 

Mazda CX-5 

  • CX-5 Sport 
  • CX-5 Touring
  • CX-5 Grand Touring
  • CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve 
  • CX-5 Signature 

Mazda CX-9

  • CX-9 Sport
  • CX-9 Touring
  • CX-9 Grand Touring
  • CX-9 Signature 

Mazda CX-30

  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda CX-30 Select
  • Mazda CX-30 Preferred
  • Mazda CX-30 Premium

Explore Mazda AWD Cars at Hodges Mazda! 

Don’t hesitate to schedule a test drive today from Hodges Mazda by contacting us, so you can see how the i-ACTIV AWD® system can greatly improve your vehicle’s performance around Lakeside. If you’re ready to upgrade to a new model of Mazda, you can take advantage of our new vehicle specials as well for increased savings.


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