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    Article On Mazda`s AWD

    I'm pretty new so this may well have been posted before, if so apologies. This seems to me to be a really good explanation of Mazda's AWD versus others like Subaru and Honda.
    This is an article to make you feel really good about your CX-5.


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    The way my AWD Mazda handles deep snow is all I need to know about my AWD. It's incredibly good. You're going to love it.

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    It*s strange I found my 2005 rav4*s awd worked better then my cx5 did. In certain aspects. It*s good don*t get me wrong just some things not as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroman View Post
    It*s strange I found my 2005 rav4*s awd worked better then my cx5 did. In certain aspects. It*s good don*t get me wrong just some things not as much.
    It*s virtually an identical system (excluding the hybrid). Are you sure the tires were the same?

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    I found the article gave me some useful comparison information however it is 99,9% certain my car will never be driven in snow or on ice.
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    Thanks, Pitter.

    There are very few articles/reviews/videos that don't make me happy I bought a CX-5, although this one used CX-3s and is not completely independent (tests set up by Mazda).

    I found this interesting:
    In order to quickly share power with the rear wheels, Mazda employs an electromagnetic activated coupling between front and rear wheels. To avoid a jerky switchover, Mazda runs a small *pre-load* of power, 2% of total, to the rear wheel.
    Reminds me of how the exhaust pressure is choked back at low RPMs to "pre-load" the turbo so it's also a smooth transition.

    You gotta think that being a Mazda engineer is just a little more fun than working for any other manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitter View Post
    I found the article gave me some useful comparison information however it is 99,9% certain my car will never be driven in snow or on ice.
    mud?

    if no snow, ice, mud or loose gravel/soil/sand... then why an SUV

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    Many of Colombia's rural dirt roads become impassable for 2wd vehicles during the two rainy seasons. That's why public transport in rural areas consists of Willys Jeeps, Toyota Landcruisers, Nissan Patrols tor Aro Carpatis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralf11 View Post
    mud?

    if no snow, ice, mud or loose gravel/soil/sand... then why an SUV
    True, mightbas well drive a 2 seat miata because it's just as practical right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    True, mightbas well drive a 2 seat miata because it's just as practical right?
    Sedan has as much space as a CX5, depending on what you're hauling. Same for wagons and other things that get better mileage, handle better, are faster, etc. The only real reasons to buy a CUV are: Looks and ride height.

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