All-Wheel Drive Mazda SUVs for Sale in Gastonia, NC
When looking for a vehicle that offers more space and versatility than a sedan without the bulkiness of a full-size truck, an SUV is without a doubt an excellent choice. That said, if you want something that will provide the maximum amount of traction so that slippery road surfaces and inclement weather are a breeze to navigate, then you’ll want to opt for an SUV equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD). Here at Mazda of Gastonia, we are proud to supply drivers throughout Gastonia and Mt. Holly with an array of Mazda SUVs with all-wheel drive capability, including the Mazda CX-3, the Mazda CX-5, and the Mazda CX-9. Browse our inventory of AWD Mazda SUVs here, then contact us to schedule a test drive. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and you’re encouraged to stop by and visit us anytime. Remember we’re the only dealership in Gastonia, NC where you can enjoy the “Gastonia Experience,” which includes upfront pricing every day, a lifetime powertrain warranty, and a 3-day / 300-mile exchange program!
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What’s the difference between all-wheel drive (AWD) and front-wheel drive (FWD)?
This is a question that comes up often, so it’s definitely worth addressing. Most passenger cars you’ll find on the road, including all but a handful of SUVs, are actually front-wheel-drive-equipped, meaning the engine’s power is being sent to the vehicle’s two front wheels; this type of power can be handy when climbing a steep incline, as the weight of the engine is positioned over the front wheels. All-wheel drive, on the other hand, is just what it sounds like: power can be sent to all of the tires. While technically AWD will still primarily use either the front or rear set of wheels, the system can detect slippage at one axle and then send power to the other axle in order to attempt to regain traction. This becomes incredibly useful when traversing slick roads (in rainy or icy conditions, for instance) or loose surfaces (like mud and sand).
And when you’re on the hunt for an AWD SUV, you simply can’t go wrong with a Mazda! In 2016, both the CX-3 and CX-5 were named by Edmunds in their list of “The 12 Best Small All-Wheel-Drive SUVs Under $35,000”. Let’s also not forget the CX-9, which received a perfect 5-star rating from Car and Driver, who also ranked the CX-9 at #1 among three-row mid-size crossovers and SUVs. Stop by Mazda of Gastonia, located at 4811 Wilkinson Blvd in Gastonia, NC, to test drive any one of these premium all-wheel-drive-equipped SUVs.