Mazda Reforms Trac Tech with New Off-Road Traction Assist Feature

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:13 pm
2020 Mazda CX-9 parked in grassy, forested area

What is Off-Road Traction Assist?

Life is made up of destinations, and sometimes your destination might lead you off the beaten path. Drivers shopping from the 2020 Mazda SUV line may be surprised to find a nifty new off-road traction assist button available on most models. But wait– what is off-road traction assist? What does it do? How does it work? How can you get it? We have all the answers for you here!

Read More: Safety Features of the 2020 Mazda CX-30

Off-Road Traction Control vs Traditional Traction Control

Traditional traction control helps to correct wheel spin in low-traction conditions by reducing the engine torque and steadily applying the brakes to that wheel. The aim is to apply the brakes as smoothly as possible so the driver can keep stable control of the car.

But there are some situations where an abrupt power shift is necessary, such as when adventuring on uneven terrain. In a low-traction situation, most would just deactivate traction control and give ‘er. This is where off-road traction assist comes into play.

Instead of deactivating traction control altogether, the off-road traction assist button calls for the system to stop reducing the engine torque and increases the brake force on the wheels without traction. The optimized torque distribution helps keep you moving in tricky off-road situations.


2020 Mazda CX-30 on road in rocky area
2020 Mazda CX-30

2020 Mazda CX-5 on city street
2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda CX-9 on trail in woods
2020 Mazda CX-9

What 2020 Mazda Models Feature Traction Assist?

Mazda Models

Trim Levels & Availability

2020 Mazda CX-30

Standard on: None
Available on:
Base, Select Package, Preferred Package, Premium Package 

2020 Mazda CX-5

Standard on: Grand Touring Reserve, Signature
Available on:

2020 Mazda CX-9

Standard on: Signature
Available on: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring Reserve

Test Drive the 2020 Mazda SUV Lineup in Memphis, TN

Drivers in the Memphis area can find these models and more like them on site at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown! You can check out our new Mazda inventory online or drop in and schedule a test drive with us today!

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