Where Can You Find i-ACTIV AWD® on the 2019 Mazda Lineup?

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 9:09 pm
Mazda model on snowy road

Which 2019 Mazda Vehicles Offer i-ACTIV AWD®?

Whether you’re dealing with icy pavement, rocky terrain or slick rain-kissed roads, all-wheel drive is an attractive option for drivers looking for enhanced control over unpredictable road conditions. Exclusive to the Mazda lineup, i-ACTIV® AWD is not your typical AWD system. The setup features an enhanced monitoring system that better adjusts drive settings to meet specific road conditions. Join us as we pick through the lineup to see which 2019 Mazda vehicles offer i-ACTIV AWD®.

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Mazda Model i-ACTIV AWD® Availability

Looking across the 2019 Mazda vehicle lineup, i-ACTIV AWD® can be found on 4 of the 6 models offered. 2019 Mazda models with available i-ACTIV AWD® include the Mazda3 (sedan and hatchback), Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. The only Mazda models that do not offer i-ACTIV AWD® are the Mazda6 and the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Model i-ACTIV AWD® Trim Level Availability
Mazda3 Sedan Available Select Package

Preferred Package

Premium Package

Mazda3 Hatchback Available Base

Preferred Package

Premium Package

Mazda6 Not Available
Mazda CX-3 Available Sport


Grand Touring

Mazda CX-5 Available Grand Touring Reserve (standard)

Signature (standard)

Mazda CX-9 Available Signature (standard)
Mazda MX-5 Miata Not Available
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Not Available

Advantages of i-ACTIV AWD®

i-ACTIV® AWD is a fully autonomous AWD system that blends excellent all-road ability with outstanding fuel economy. Using a network of 27 sensors, the system monitors road conditions in real-time and watches for slight variations in wheel speed. And that’s not all — the system collects information on g-forces, driver input to the braking and steering systems, outside temperature and even windshield wiper activity. i-ACTIV AWD® then uses all that data to optimize the amount of torque being sent to each wheel. The system results in better take-off, braking, acceleration and cornering compared regular AWD systems.

Mazda CX-3 on snowy terrain

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