Maximizing Control and Handling: The i-ACTIV® All-Wheel Drive System, Available on Many New Cars at Patrick Mazda

Patrick Mazda offers a plethora of SUVs with the i-ACTIV® All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, including the new 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback. You may not expect to find all-wheel drive performance on a smaller hatchback model, but the Mazda brand makes this a reality and with standard G-Vectoring Control on all new Mazda models, you will find that vehicles capable of all wheel drive put the most control in your hands as you drive in and out of Leominster during the winter months. Check out which new Mazda models in our inventory offer i-ACTIV® AWD and come test drive one here at Patrick Mazda today. You will find us located less than a 45-minute drive outside of Framingham in Worcester!

Bringing the Car and Driver Together in Harmony

Through bringing all-wheel drive performance to the Mazda3 hatchback, the Mazda brand continues to place emphasis on the concept of Jinba Ittai, a Japanese phrase which roughly translates to "the horse and rider are one." Mazda engineers often use this concept to refer to the feeling of oneness between the drivers of their vehicles and the cars themselves; a feeling which should become readily apparent to drivers when they take their Mazda CX-3 or Mazda CX-5 out on a journey to Marlborough.

Through the i-ACTIV® AWD, you see an intuitive system for keeping control and performance in the hands of the driver, when the streets outside Auburn become more adverse. This AWD system monitors current road conditions using special sensors and also monitors other systems in order to provide a more appropriate backup to driver response during rain, snowstorms, and other unforeseen conditions during the drive to Shrewsbury. The i-ACTIV® system senses driver input through steering, transmission, and activation of certain systems such as the windshield wipers, so that the system can push engine torque to the wheels as needed in order to keep traction alive. The system senses how much torque to reroute to the wheels through sensing which tires carry the most weight at any given time.

Test Drive a New Mazda Today

Our new Mazda crossovers and the Mazda3 Hatchback all feature the intuitive i-ACTIV® AWD system, so come find yours today and test drive it at Patrick Mazda in Worchester, MA. See you soon!

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