Active Torque Split (ATS) All-Wheel Drive
Mazda CX-9 is equipped with Mazda’s Active Torque Split all-wheel drive system. The all-wheel drive system achieves a fine balance between sporty control and handling stability on snowy or wet surfaces, or under other challenging road conditions, that makes it particularly enjoyable to drive. Power and torque are effectively transferred to the road surface for maximum efficiency and performance.
The system uses real-time input data on steering angle, yaw rate, lateral G force and engine status to determine road surface and driving conditions. The active torque coupling mounted in front of the rear differential is electronically controlled accordingly, adjusting front/rear wheel torque distribution between 100:0 and 50:50 to deliver optimum drive power to each wheel. The result is powerful acceleration and positive handling regardless of constantly changing road conditions, as well as the ability to fully balance the car in a turn by deft use of the accelerator pedal.