i-ACTIV AWD: Do you know what it’s all about?

May 4th, 2016 by


Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD (All Wheel Drive) makes the driving experience better in a so many ways!

Even if a driver unexpectedly drives over a patch of snow, the i-ACTIV AWD system goes straight into action. This system can sense the change in traction the first moment the wheels hit the snow. The electromagnetic Active Torque Control Coupling immediately distributes torque. This helps to reduce wheel slippage. In essence, the i-ACTIV AWD helps the driver stay on his path.

i-ACTIV AWDThanks to the i-ACTIV AWD system, predictability can make a driver feel more spontaneous. This system is currently available in the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-5. It will also be available on the 2016 Mazda CX-9. Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD operates behind the scenes. It predicts road conditions based on key inputs from the vehicle. It automatically adapts to help the driver better navigate road conditions.

The i-ACTIV AWD system works by using an electromagnetic clutch. This clutch instantly allots power to the front and rear wheels. It does this in accordance with the current conditions of the road surface and from the data the vehicle provides. The system continuously analyzes and forecasts the vehicle’s operating conditions. It takes into account everything like the outside temperature and windshield wiper use. It even uses the acceleration and braking patterns . The i-ACTIVE AWD system uses this information to predict when all-wheel-drive mode might be needed. It helps to deliver ideal traction BEFORE the wheels slip. This provides a much greater feeling of vehicle control. A confident driver is a good driver!

The i-ACTIV AWD system is also an influential to the safety of Mazda vehicles. This system works totally behind the scenes. It allows the driver to concentrate on their precious cargo. It gets them where they need to go.

If you are interested in learning more about Mazda’s i-ACTIV All Wheel Drive system, let us know! We can tell you all about it and other incredible i-ACTIVSENSE safety  and infotainment features. Give Beach Mazda a call today! Our sales consultants are patient and knowledgeable. We’re ready to help you pick out your new Mazda today!

Posted in 2016 Models, Technology