What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

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The i-ACTIV AWD® system is Mazda’s new-generation, fully autonomous all-wheel-drive technology. When you’re traveling on slick roads during a storm or you encounter rough terrain, i-ACTIV AWD® has your back. Moreover, the improved traction offered by an AWD system doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy. Triple J Guam has the details on how the i-ACTIV AWD® system works as well as the vehicles that offer it.

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Work?

While you’re on the road, i-ACTIV AWD® is always on the lookout for what’s ahead. It constantly tracks road conditions as well as tiny changes in wheel speeds. Using a series of sensors, the system creates a picture of the surrounding driving conditions. i-ACTIV AWD® interprets the information from the sensors and can make adjustments to the amount of torque allocated to the front and rear axles. Because of this, the i-ACTIV AWD® systems are considered an active torque split AWD system. Experience the confident drive of i-ACTIV AWD® on Guam roads, an experience that competitors like Toyota can’t provide.

What is the Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System?

The Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System is another feature that makes use of sensors, but in a different way than the i-ACTIV AWD® system. The sensors track ground speed and front-wheel speed, so the system is able to notice tiny wheel slips that could cause tire spin. Torque Control System works closely with Front-Wheel Slip-Warning and i-ACTIV AWD®. You can even take advantage of this system in FWD mode. It will still almost instantaneously transfer a small amount of torque to the rear wheels and help your vehicle switch to AWD without lag.

Which Models Have Mazda AWD?

Mazda’s compact cars, such as the Mazda3, can only be equipped with FWD. You will find i-ACTIV AWD® as an option for each 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 Triple J Guam!

If you are interested in a Mazda AWD vehicle, visit Triple J Guam today to take any of the Mazda SUVs for a spin. We would be glad to show you all that they have to offer drivers on Guam. Contact us today for more information.