What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

Mazda CX-5 with i-ACTIV AWD

The i-ACTIV AWD® system is Mazda’s new-generation, fully autonomous all-wheel-drive technology. Whether you’re traveling in the rain or a harsh snowstorm, you can trust this system will keep you in control. And you don’t have to sacrifice the excellent fuel economy ratings of a new Mazda to gain better wheel grip and traction. Learn more about this Mazda AWD system as well as the new Mazda vehicles that offer it with Biggers Mazda today!

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Work?

No matter if you’re taking a trip to the local grocery store or driving cross-country to visit family, the i-ACTIV AWD® system never rests. This Mazda system is constantly tracking road conditions and small changes in wheel speeds using sensors and making adjustments to the torque. This is what makes i-ACTIV AWD® an active torque split AWD system, and is why it’s such a great choice for St Charles roads and beyond.

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. 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.

Mazda CX-3 in rain

Which Models Have Mazda AWD?

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

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 Biggers Mazda!

Experience this innovative feature for yourself when you take your favorite Mazda SUV for a test drive around Schaumburg. While here, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials to help you save more on models like the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. Have questions in the meantime? Don’t hesitate to contact us!


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