What is i-ACTIV?
January 31 2019,
i-ACTIV is an all-wheel drive technology with the primary objective of providing increased stability in winter driving or on a wet road. The other goal of i-ACTIV is to do all this while reducing the fuel consumption of your Mazda vehicle.
The reality of AWD systems is that they often require more fuel because of their extra weight, but also because they increase friction with the road.
However, with i-ACTIV technology, we don’t have this problem becuase the system works like a FWD system in the majority of cases. It is only when a loss of grip is detected that power is sent to the rear axle to restore stability.
The end result is an all-wheel drive system that stands out by offering owners what they want from this type of system - seamless handling in all road situations, but without the inconvenience of increased gas mileage.
i-ACTIV technology is also able to detect the driver's intentions and adapt to the behavior of the driver. Thus, with i-ACTIV, the system offers optimal handling no matter how we want to drive our vehicle.
To learn more about Mazda's i-ACTIV system and how it boosts your confidence on the road and with reduced fuel consumption, contact us today at Beauport Mazda.