2021 Mazda CX-30 parked outside front view

Learn All About Mazda All-Wheel Drive in Pittsfield, MA

Mazda Models and All-Wheel-Drive Technologies

Drivers around the world love Mazda all-wheel drive, but what exactly makes it so special? Our auto team here at Berkshire Mazda can help explain just what makes the Mazda all-wheel-drive system so special. Here’s an in-depth overview of the inner workings of your Mazda vehicle.

What is Mazda i-Activ AWD®?

Set to deliver unprecedented performance at every turn, the Mazda i-Activ AWD® is a fully autonomous and intelligent all-wheel-drive system that’s available in most new Mazda models. Intended to improve safety, performance, and fuel economy, this system’s main goal is to give drivers better control of their vehicles in difficult weather and road conditions.

How Does Mazda i-Activ AWD® Work?

So how does the system work? Well, the Mazda i-Activ AWD® uses a multitude of sensors to track and record acceleration, steering response, road conditions, vehicle speed, and torque to generate an image of the road conditions.

Once it understands what it’s dealing with, the Mazda i-Activ AWD® system automatically begins to distribute torque to both the front and rear axles when necessary. The sensors continue to work and adapt in real-time to adjust to changes. Overall, this system maximizes the performance and fuel economy of your new Mazda vehicle.

2021 Mazda CX-30 rear view in a field
2021 Mazda CX-5 and other models

Which Mazda Models Have Mazda i-Activ AWD®?

While a system this intelligent used to be uncommon, nowadays most of our new Mazda vehicles for sale are equipped with Mazda i-Activ AWD®. SUVs such as the new Mazda CX-30 and the new Mazda CX-5 Sport in particular utilize this all-wheel-drive system to improve their performance and fuel economy ratings.

Visit Our Massachusetts Mazda Dealership

Ask our sales team if your preferred Mazda model features Mazda i-Activ AWD®. Learn more about Mazda service and new Mazda vehicles for sale when you visit our Massachusetts Mazda dealership. We can’t wait to meet you!