Explore the Refined Mazda AWD System at Goodwin Mazda

Mazda models are designed to make you feel at one with your vehicle. Every time you round a corner or hug the curve of a winding road around Brunswick, ME, being behind the wheel of a Mazda is meant to feel uniquely engaging so that you can get the most out of every mile. One of the features that many Mazda models offer to help improve your traction and stability even further is i-ACTIV AWD®, a sophisticated all-wheel drive system. What makes this AWD system so incredible? With i-ACTIV AWD® equipped on your vehicle, you can feel even more connected to your car or SUV as it intelligently monitors a variety of factors to optimize your drive around Freeport, ME.


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What Does i-ACTIV AWD® Do?

The primary goal of i-ACTIV AWD® is to automatically distribute torque between the front and rear wheels to help improve traction. How does it know which wheels need the power? i-ACTIV AWD® is engineered with the ability to monitor road conditions and control power distribution to all four wheels. Even the slightest adjustment can make a huge difference, but the system is designed so that all you feel is a smoother, more connected driving experience.

So, what is i-ACTIV AWD® watching out for when it adjusts the amount of torque that it sends to the front and rear wheels? The system can pick up on even small variations in the speed of your wheels that even the most perceptive drivers probably wouldn't even notice. This means that if the system detects that current road conditions are causing your wheels to slip, it can adjust accordingly to help prevent it. That way, you can enjoy a safer, smoother, more efficient drive whether you find yourself on the slippery streets of winter or the rough dirt paths of off-road adventures near Wiscasset, ME.

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Know How to Adjust?

The i-ACTIV AWD® system is equipped with sensors that pay attention to a variety of elements while you drive. It can keep an eye on accelerator position, brake fluid pressure, steering angle, and more, which allows it to make smart, quick decisions in order to optimize your car's performance. It even keeps track of windshield wiper usage and the external temperature gauge, allowing it to stand by for harsh driving conditions caused by inclement weather in the Lewiston, ME area.

Even if your wheels are in danger of slipping in especially poor driving conditions, it can warn you to help you adjust your own drive.

How Does i-ACTIV AWD® Know How Much Torque to Send?

After the i-ACTIV AWD® system gathers information from the sensors that collect data from your steering wheel, brakes, and other driving components, it automatically examines the information and calculates how much torque it needs to distribute to the rear wheels in order to prevent the front tires from slipping. This happens almost instantly.

Part of the equation is the Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System that comes with i-ACTIV AWD®. This system helps to control drive force accurately. i-ACTIV AWD® also includes a Torque Control System, which gives the AWD system lightning-quick response.

Why Get a Mazda Model with AWD?

The weather can create harsh driving conditions in the Portland, ME area, especially in winter. Having a Mazda model equipped with i-ACTIV AWD® can help you improve stability and control on slippery roads. So, if you're looking for a more surefooted daily driver, we encourage you to explore models like the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9, which offer this cutting-edge AWD system.

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