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Is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 all-wheel drive?

Available and Standard All-Wheel Drive on the 2019 Mazda CX-5

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And if the tough are smart, they’re equipped with all-wheel drive so that the going isn’t quite so tough after all. Getting through poor weather, off-road terrain, and sloppy roads can all be made easier with the additional traction, power, and handling brought about by a good all-wheel drive system.

We know the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a tough vehicle. But does the 2019 Mazda CX-5 have all-wheel drive?

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Yes, all-wheel drive is either standard or available on every trim of the 2019 Mazda CX-5.The latest i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system is available for the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims, and standard on the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims.

How much does all-wheel drive cost on the 2019 Mazda CX-5?

Adding all-wheel drive to the three lower trims of the 2019 CX-5 adds an additional $1,400 to the MSRP.

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What is i-ACTIV AWD?

I-ACTIV all-wheel drive is the latest all-wheel drive system from Mazda. It is designed to optimize safety, comfort, and fuel-efficiency to the utmost levels. The system is fully-autonomous, and by controlling the power sent to all four wheels in a proactive manner, manages to achieve excellent performance and fuel-economy both.

With the i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system, the drivetrain of the 2019 CX-5 can range from front-wheel drive (allowing for optimal fuel-economy) to full four-wheel drive (allowing for maximum capability). The intelligent system monitors road conditions, detecting small changes that our weak human senses would never percieve. By constantly adjusting, it keeps handling solid and predictable, while eliminating tire-slippage.

The system is so smart that it can take into account both the road conditions and intentions of the driver. By constantly calculating how to best deal with both factors, the i-ACTIV system continuously adjusts torque levels. The near-instantaneous response results in performance being continually optimal.