2023 Mazda CX-50: First Drive Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Mi-Drive Modes
In Normal mode, Mi-Drive maximizes efficiency and the traction control prioritizes acceleration over minimizing wheelspin. In Sport mode, the GVC is tuned to improve steering response and the transmission shifting gets adjusted to avoid shifting in the middle of a corner. Off-Road mode is tuned for stability on loose gravel or dirt surfaces, and the GVC offers more precise steering response and minimum torque to the rear wheels is increased. For low-speed driving, Off-Road mode is optimized for traction with maximum rear torque available from a start and traction control tuned for diagonal torque transfer — both of which shift focus to low-speed control. Off-Road mode also increases idle speed when the CX-50 is facing uphill.

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