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What is Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD® and How Does it Work?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-9, Technology on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 4:22 pm
2019 Mazda CX-9 exterior side shot parked outside a luxury restaurant outside the neon purple light of the title sign

2019 Mazda CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 i-ACTIV AWD® Application and Explanation

Mazda’s unique all-wheel drive technology, titled as i-ACTIV AWD®, is available in the 2019 models of the Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9 SUVs. So, what is i-ACTIV AWD®? How is it different from other automotive brands’ all-wheel drive applications? How does i-ACTIV AWD® work?

What is Mazda i-ACTIV AWD®?

i-ACTIV AWD®, now known as Predictive i-ACTIV AWD®, is Mazda’s unique all-wheel drive function. As with other all-wheel drive systems, i-ACTIV AWD® is used for slip protection and traction control. However, Predictive i-ACTIV AWD® is distinct in that it monitors weather, road condition, and the braking patterns of the driver to gauge the correct amount of power delivery for both acceleration and braking. Predictive i-ACTIV AWD® provides your vehicle with the optimal amount of traction no matter the terrain or weather.

2019 Mazda CX-5 exterior closeup shot of front hood, fascia, wheel, and tire parked outside a cafe

2019 Mazda CX-9 exterior side shot with gray paint color driving through a city intersection as the background blurs

Which Mazda Models Have i-ACTIV AWD®?

As said above, i-ACTIV AWD® is available in the SUV models found in the Mazda catalog. That would be the 2019 Mazda CX-3 sub-compact SUV, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 compact SUV, and the 2019 Mazda CX-9 midsize SUV. However, i-ACTIV AWD® isn’t a standard inclusion with these models.

For the 2019 Mazda CX-3, i-ACTIV AWD® is available on all of its trim levels. Those are the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims.

For the 2019 Mazda CX-5, i-ACTIV AWD® is available on its Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels. i-ACTIV AWD® is standard on its Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels.

For the 2019 Mazda CX-9, i-ACTIV AWD® is available on its Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels. i-ACTIV AWD® is standard on its Signature trim level.


2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Mazda CX-9


Get a Mazda Model with i-ACTIV AWD® in Rochester, NY

Ready to get a reliable vehicle for the coming winter months? Find your preferred Mazda vehicle with all-wheel drive here at Marketplace Mazda. We’ve got new 2019 models of the Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9. All of these builds have trims with i-ACTIV AWD® for you to choose from. To learn more, browse our online inventory or contact us. The Marketplace Mazda dealership is located in Rochester, New York within Monroe County.

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