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Does the Mazda 3 Have All-Wheel Drive? | Mazda Q & A


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Does the Mazda 3 Have All-Wheel Drive?


When driving through unexpected or hazardous conditions, having the added confidence of all-wheel drive is important. All-Wheel drive is an available drivetrain option on the new 2020 Mazda 3. Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can upgrade to optimal AWD on every Mazda 3 trim level except for the Sedan base trim.

The Mazda i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system is an available option on the 2020 Mazda 3 Sedan Select, Preferred, or the Premium Packages. The predictive all-wheel drive monitors various conditions to prevent loss of traction and enable safer driving.


 

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What is the Difference Between Front-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive?

Front-wheel drive combines the Powertrain into one single unit. It is standard on many cars because it is lighter in weight which provides increased fuel economy and more cargo space. FWD gives drivers good traction in certain conditions like rain or snow, but only at slower speeds. On the other hand, All-wheel drive can handle just about any weather conditions. It gives drivers superior grip and control, especially in thick snow or ice. AWD is always on, making the vehicle more versatile with better traction.

 

 


What Other Mazda Models Have All-Wheel Drive?

The Mazda i-ACTIV AWD was first introduced on the Mazda 3 in 2019, and the system has been available on other models in the Mazda lineup prior to that. Mazda’s all-wheel drive system promotes a smoother, safer, and carefree driving experience. i-ACTIV all wheel drive® is an option on all of these Mazda models:

2019 CX-3

2020 CX-5

2020 CX-9

2020 CX-30

 

 


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Schedule a test drive and stop by our showroom near Boerne to check out the all-wheel drive system for yourself. We have the perfect Mazda 3 for you, and our dedicated team is happy to help.

 

 


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