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What MAZDA Cars are AWD?

2021 Mazda CX-5 Driving

While many compact cars and sedans in Mazda’s lineup are available only in front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration, most of the Mazda crossovers and SUVs come standard with the Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® system! All-wheel drive allows New Haven drivers to take their vehicle through inclement weather or rough terrain without fear, increasing traction by sending power to all four wheels at once. The team at Hamden Mazda has everything you need to know about Mazda AWD cars in the guide below. Check it out, then head to our inventory to see what AWD vehicles we have available!

Which Models Have MAZDA AWD? 

Every Mazda SUV comes available with i-ACTIV AWD®—it comes as an upgrade option on many lower-level trims, and comes standard on upper configurations. Mazda’s intelligent AWD system maximizes efficiency and traction to make for as smooth a driving experience as possible for North Haven-area drivers. We’ve got more information on the i-ACTIV AWD® system below. Here’s a full list of Mazda AWD sedans, SUVs, crossovers, and more:


  • MAZDA CX-30
  • MAZDA CX-30 Select
  • MAZDA CX-30 Preferred
  • MAZDA CX-30 Premium


  • MAZDA CX-9 Sport
  • MAZDA CX-9 Touring
  • MAZDA CX-9 Grand Touring
  • MAZDA CX-9 Signature


  • MAZDA CX-5 Sport 
  • MAZDA CX-5 Touring
  • MAZDA CX-5 Grand Touring
  • MAZDA CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve 
  • MAZDA CX-5 Signature 


  • MAZDA CX-3 Sport
  • MAZDA CX-3 Touring
  • MAZDA CX-3 Grand Touring 

MAZDA3 Hatchback

  • MAZDA3 Hatchback
  • MAZDA3 Hatchback Preferred
  • MAZDA3 Hatchback Premium

MAZDA3 Sedan

  • MAZDA3 Select
  • MAZDA3 Preferred
  • MAZDA3 Premium

What is the i-ACTIV AWD® System?

The Mazda intelligent all-wheel drive system, i-ACTIV AWD®, is designed to track road conditions in inclement weather. The system’s sensors then interpret the information it acquires and adjust the torque settings so the correct axles get more or less power as needed. The i-ACTIV AWD® system integrates with the Front-Wheel Slip-Warning Detection System, using similar sensors to monitor wheel slips and redirect torque to the rear wheels when required. This allows you to maintain or recover maximum control of your Mazda on the road.

Shop MAZDA AWD Cars at Hamden Mazda Today!

Now that you know what Mazda cars are AWD, you might want to see how one handles on the Wallingford roads. Feel free to contact us or stop by the dealership to set up a test drive of one of our Mazda AWD sedans, crossovers, or SUVs. You can also reach out to our office for more information about our lineup of Mazda AWD cars–our team is happy to answer any questions you might have. And be sure to check out our new vehicle specials if you’re looking to save on your next Mazda!


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