Each of our new Mazda SUVs available provide a formidable drive in any weather condition, especially when equipped with the i-ACTIV® All-Wheel Drive system. This intuitive AWD works similarly to the Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® driver-assist features and use special sensors to monitor road conditions and several important systems of your SUV. As a result of all these systems working in perforce harmony, you see immediate response tome to changes in weather patterns and an SUV that can handle its own in snow, rain, and any other elements the road may throw at you. Come check out our new Mazda SUVs here at Alden Mazda in Fairhaven and see which come equipped with i-ACTIV® AWD. You will find our dealership located here in Fairhaven and less than 15 minutes outside of New Bedford on Alden Road.

The i-ACTIV® AWD system comes available on all trim levels of our current Mazda crossover SUV selection in Fairhaven, MA, including the:

  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mazda CX-9

A Rapid-Response System to Keep You Safe

This adaptable and intuitive AWD system works different from many conventional systems, which simply route torque to all four wheels evenly. The i-ACTIV® system helps to conserve energy when needed by concentrating torque to the front wheels on a clear day in Fall River, while sending torque to rear-wheels as needed and operating at full four-wheel drive when detecting changes in weather patterns or slippage. The 4WD Control Module on the bottom of the vehicle monitors transmission, powertrain Dynamic Stability Control, Power Steering, and even aspects you control from the dashboard.

As an example, think about the next time you drove through Plymouth or another town in Massachusetts when a thunderstorm struck. While you obviously use caution in these scenarios, front wheel drive cars might not provide as effective stopping power or steering. The AWD system of our Mazda SUVs reacts when you begin to apply brakes and windshield wipers more and reroutes torque to the rear-wheels accordingly. The same concept applies when driving in snowy temperatures in Wareham as well!

Test Drive a Mazda SUV Today

Feel free to peruse our new Mazda inventory to see which of our new crossover SUVs are the best in snow thanks to i-ACTIV® All-Wheel Drive. When you find your next crossover, schedule a test drive and come see us at Alden Mazda, located just 15 minutes outside of Dartmouth. See you soon!