Mazda All Wheel Drive Cars

January 2nd, 2016 by

Mazda CX-5All wheel drive is a recent innovation used on newer models of car. An all wheel drive system uses three differentials, or gearboxes, to transfer power from the transmission and split it different ways between the wheels. An all wheel drive splits power between the front and rear axles to send power to the wheel that’s getting the most traction. Most standard all wheel drives use an ECU to monitor each wheel hundreds of times per second, sending torque and power to the wheel with the most grip in order to stabilize the car. Harris Mazda presents this guide to Mazda vehicles with all-wheel drive for customers in the Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria area.

Mazda CX-3

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 comes with your choice of front wheel drive or all wheel drive. It has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. With the front wheel drive, it 7.3L/100 km hwy. With all wheel drive, this drops to 6.7L/100 km hwy. Inside, you’ll get almost 45 cubic feet of cargo space.

Mazda CX-5

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes with your choice of front wheel drive or all wheel drive. This rugged compact SUV gives you a choice of a 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. Both engines come with SKYACTIV®-G technology for superior compression of gasoline and better fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. The 2.0L engine produces 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. With front wheel drive, it gets 7.9L/100 km hwy, and with all wheel drive, it gets 6.8L/100 km hwy. It features almost 104 cubic feet of passenger space and up to 65 cubic feet of cargo space.

Mazda CX-9

The 2015 Mazda CX-9 comes with your choice of front wheel drive or all wheel drive. This full-size SUV includes a 3.7L V6 engine that produces 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, and comes with active torque split all-wheel drive, which changes the torque sent to the engine when needed to keep the vehicle’s grip secure. It can tow up to 3,500 lbs. and gets up to 8.8L/100 km hwy on front wheel drive models and 9.0L/100 km hwy on all wheel drive models.

Get Your Mazda Today

Are you ready to get a Mazda vehicle with all-wheel drive today? Contact Harris Mazda at +1 250-758-9125 or come by at 2525 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo.


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