Through each new year of Mazda models comes a plethora of new technologies available to boost fun, enjoyment, and safety. Among our new Mazda inventory here at Jim Ellis Mazda, you will find each sedan, hatchback, crossover, or coupe exemplifies the expert craftsmanship of the Mazda brand, with some of the latest in Mazda engineering as well. Customers like you throughout Georgia come to our dealership with many questions about new Mazda features, so let us answer some of your more frequently asked questions here at Jim Ellis Mazda Marietta. You will find us located less than 40 minutes outside Alpharetta.

Which New Mazda Models Offer All-Wheel Drive?

All of our new Mazda SUVs including the Mazda CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 come available with i-ACTIV® AWD or front-wheel drive. However, the redesigned 2019 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback also come available with AWD in many trim levels.

What Makes i-ACTIV® AWD Different from Other All-Wheel Drives?

While most all-wheel drive systems boost traction by routing power to all four wheels, the Mazda i-ACTIV® AWD helps to boost safety and fuel economy as well and works with many different systems throughout your car. While the system automatically distributes torquer to all four wheels, it also uses a 4WD control module to monitor road conditions, engine, transmission, power-steering, and acceleration to respond accordingly to changes in weather and steering. Through all of its sensors, the AWD system works proactively to respond to loss of traction, before it happens, rather than simply reacting alone.

I Heard Some Mazda Models Offer Diesel Engines, is This True?

Yes, one 2019 SUV provides diesel performance! The new Mazda CX-5 offers an available Turbo-Diesel SKYACTIV®-D engine on its Signature trim which will also come available on future releases of the Mazda6 mid-size sedan. This robust and fuel-efficient engine kicks up an impessive 290 pound-feet of torquer and can travel an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway outside Atlanta.

How Well to Mazda Models Handle in City/Highway Traffic?

The Mazda brand emphasizes unity and harmony between the driver and car, which starts at overall design and continues into its drivetrain, thanks in part to the SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. This system adjusts the power from the engine as needed and shifts around the vehicle weight to make cornering and sharper turns happen with precision accuracy, thus, turning your next Mazda3, Mazda6, or Mazda MX-5 Miata into more of an extension of your own body. Through this adjustable center of gravity and rapid-response steering, you will find any journey all the more fun to take on, even seemingly less-exciting endeavors, like the morning ride to work.

Any new Safety Features Available?

Yes, each new Mazda model features many available active safety technologies to complement the existing ones. The i-ACTIVSENSE® Safety Suite uses special cameras and sensors to monitor traffic conditions around you, point out impending collision risks, and can even regulate certain vehicle functions as needed to mitigate the chances of accidents in Atlanta or Marietta. i-ACTIVSENSE® features include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist
  • 360-Degree View Monitor
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop &n Go

What Features Come Standard on the Infotainment System?

Each new Mazda model includes a MAZDA CONNECT® Infotainment System, which features standard technologies like an E911 automatic emergency notification an SMS text message audio delivery feature, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth® and compatibility with internet radios Aha™, Stitcher™, and Pandora®. However, if you look on higher trim levels, like the Signature, you find other apps to help you fully integrate your smartphone into the infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto®, and HD Radio™.

Test Drive a New Mazda Today!

These features only scratch the surface of what lies ahead here at Jim Ellis Mazda Marietta. Schedule a test drive with our sales team and ask them any questions you may have on our new Mazda models and their available features. Come see us today!

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