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What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

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When you want to drive with complete peace of mind on the roads of Hudson and Merrimack, you want to be behind the wheel of a Mazda vehicle equipped with the i-ACTIV AWD® system. What exactly is i-ACTIV AWD®? The i-ACTIV AWD® system is Mazda’s fully autonomous all-wheel drive technology. Vehicles that are outfitted with this Mazda AWD system do not sacrifice traction or fuel economy. In the guide below, you’ll learn what makes the Mazda AWD system unique and why you do not want to be without it. 

The Basics of i-ACTIV AWD® 

i-ACTIV AWD® is an active torque split AWD system. As you are driving around Lowell, the i-ACTIV AWD® system is always engaged. It employs sensors to keep tabs on road conditions and detect subtle changes in wheel speeds. i-ACTIV AWD® interprets the data it collects and adjusts the amount of torque that is sent to the front and rear axles. 

Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System 

You may also be wondering about the Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System on your Mazda vehicle. This system also makes use of sensors, but these sensors have a different purpose. They monitor ground speed and front-wheel speed, and they are used to detect tiny wheel slips that could lead to tire spin. Front-Wheel Slip-Warning works seamlessly with i-ACTIV AWD® and the Torque Control System. Even if you prefer to drive around Nashua using FWD mode, your vehicle can switch to AWD without lag. 

Vehicles that Feature i-ACTIV AWD® 

Shopping for Mazda AWD models? You have a wide variety of options to consider. 

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

Experience Mazda AWD Cars with Tulley Mazda 

At Tulley Mazda, you will find a number of Mazda AWD cars in-stock. Set up a test drive today to see how your favorites handle on the roads of Nashua. You can also contact us if you have any questions.

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