Is the 2019 Mazda3 AWD?
For 2019, the Mazda3 is all new. It’s bigger, has a bolder look, and a ton of innovative and even surprising features. Is the 2019 Mazda3 AWD? Though the 2019 Mazda3 comes standard with a front-wheel-drive configuration, it does indeed have all-wheel-drive capability. Learn all about it here.
What is Mazda i-ACTIV AWD®?
Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® isn’t a new feature for the Mazda lineup, but it is new to the 2019 Mazda3. The updated version of this all-wheel-drive technology adds four-wheel vertical load detection which works along with the G-Vectoring Control Plus to fine-tune the torque delivered between the front and rear wheels.
This makes the system highly responsive while also reducing the mechanical loss by up to 60% over previous iterations of the tech. In other words, you can expect the 2019 Mazda3 to get great fuel economy regardless if you get an FWD or an AWD version.
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What 2019 Mazda3 trims offer all-wheel drive?
Actually, most trims will have available AWD for the 2019 Mazda3. In fact, the only trims that will not be available with AWD for starters is the base model Mazda3 sedan (the base hatchback will offer the option) and the Mazda3 Premium hatchback when equipped with a manual (the automatic Mazda3 Premium hatchback will still have available AWD).
Does the 2019 Mazda3 have a torsion beam rear suspension?
The Mazda3 has long been applauded for utilizing an independent rear suspension, so it may come as a big surprise to Mazda fans that the new 2019 Mazda3 has a torsion beam rear suspension, but do not fear. Mazda has designed a whole new style of torsion beam suspension to provide the same sporty and responsive feel that you would expect from a Mazda.
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The new system employs a spherical shape to support the internal innovative internal structure. With the unique bushings and the new suspension geometry, the 2019 Mazda3 will give you “lag-free transmission and linear action.”
Why get rid of the independent suspension at all? Mazda found that the independent suspension was actually a significant contributor to road noise. This new suspension helps make the 2019 Mazda3 quieter than ever before.