What is Mazda i-Activ AWD®?

Silver 2020 Mazda 3 Sedan on Mountain Highway

All-wheel drive vehicles are already a huge leg up over other wheelbase cars because of their superior handling during inclement weather and other bad driving conditions. However, Mazda has taken it one step further with the Mazda i-Activ AWD® system, which has revolutionized the game in terms of bad weather handling. The Mazda models that feature this wheelbase are able to keep their composure in the worst conditions thanks to the advanced Mazda technology under the hood. If you’re on the hunt for a new Mazda of your own, there’s nowhere like North Penn Mazda to get a great deal that North Wales trusts.

Mazda i-Activ AWD®: How Does It Work?

Mazda i-Activ AWD® is a huge advancement in AWD technology because of its use of specialized sensors that clue you in on everything going on on the road. This active torque split AWD system is so named because it can split torque between the front and the rear of the car, offering that superior handling that Mazda AWD cars are known for. Mazda AWD technology stands above other manufacturers by proactively responding to changing conditions on the road.

What is Front-Wheel Slip Warning Detection?

Front-wheel slip warning detection offers an extra level of safety on the road by looking out for wheel slips that could lead to tire spin. Even in the front-wheel drive configuration, front-wheel slip warning detection allows for an easy switch to AWD to make your drive safer. The active torque split AWD system works in harmony with front-wheel slip warning detection to improve your Chalfont drive.

Which Models Have Mazda i-Activ AWD®?

If you’re looking for this all-wheel drive technology on a sedan, you’ll be out of luck, but if you’re looking at a larger vehicle like Mazda’s unique line of SUVs, you’ll find Mazda i-Activ AWD® on many of these models. Here’s a selection of the vehicles that have this technology:

2020 MAZDA 3 Sedan

  • MAZDA 3 Sedan Select
  • MAZDA 3 Sedan Preferred
  • MAZDA 3 Sedan Premium

2020 MAZDA 3 Hatchback

  • MAZDA 3 Hatchback
  • MAZDA 3 Hatchback Preferred
  • MAZDA 3 Hatchback Premium

2020 MAZDA CX-3

  • MAZDA CX-3 Sport

2020 MAZDA CX-5

  • MAZDA CX-5 Sport
  • MAZDA CX-5 Touring
  • MAZDA CX-5 Grand Touring
  • MAZDA CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve
  • MAZDA CX-5 Signature
Red Mazda Sedan on Mountainside Highway

2020 MAZDA CX-9

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

2020 MAZDA CX-30

  • MAZDA CX-30
  • MAZDA CX-30 Select
  • MAZDA CX-30 Preferred
  • MAZDA CX-30 Premium

Get a Better Deal With North Penn Mazda

Mazda models look great on the road and you’ll look great behind the wheel of one, but you’ve got a choice of which dealer to go to. North Penn Mazda is the trusted choice for North Wales residents because of our commitment to service and our community. We’ve even got local guides to give you a taste of what the area has to offer. Interested? Contact us to learn more, or to get the process started, and we’ll get a conversation going.

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