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MAZDA CX-5 Towing Capacity

If you are going to tow with the best of them, you need a vehicle that can do it with ease. Lucky for you, the Mazda CX-5 towing capacity gives you the number that you are looking for when you get ready to tow. And, we can get you the new Mazda vehicle do it with. Below, we’ll dive into the numbers that you need to know before you can tow safely. After that, the fun is left up to you, your Mazda vehicle, and the open roads of South Florida!



How Much Can a MAZDA CX-5 Tow?

The Mazda CX-5 may not be a big, bulky pickup truck, but it can tow just as much. The Mazda CX-5 towing capacity for all 2021 models sits at a maximum of 2,000 lbs.1 when properly equipped. This is plenty of weight to carry something like a motorcycle, some canoes, a jet-ski, or other similar items!

That means that the Mazda CX-5 towing capacity has your adventure gear covered no matter what trim you get: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Carbon Edition Turbo, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, or Signature.

Mazda Towing Accessories

If you want to tow in the safest environment possible, MAZDA makes it easy. You can add on a specially designed Mazda CX-5 trailer hitch when you buy your vehicle. If you know you are going to need to tow, You can also opt in to the four-pin trailer lighting connector. Getting a Mazda CX-5 tow hitch will let you tow whatever you want safely – as long as it’s below the max Mazda CX-5 towing capacity.

Top Tips for Towing

  1. Check your tires.
  2. When you’re towing, you want to make sure your car’s and trailer’s tires are in great shape. That means ensuring that your tires are full of air, the tread isn’t low, and that there are no punctures in them. That’s why we suggest you visit us to get new Mazda tires or get your existing tires looked over. If there is an existing problem with one of your tires, it could lead to a loss of traction or a blowout, which could damage not only whatever you’re towing, but it could cause major damage to your vehicle and passengers.

  3. Check your oil.
  4. You always want to check your oil before and after towing. When you tow, your vehicle’s engine has to work overtime to produce enough power to pull that 2,000-pound Mazda CX-5 towing capacity. If you have not had an oil and oil filter change recently, your engine might not be able to pull that weight as efficiently. So, check in to our service center to get a Mazda oil change before you tow!

  5. Double, triple, quadruple-check your hitch ball size and connection.
  6. Many people have the wrong-sized hitch ball for the coupler on their trailer and don’t even know it. This can cause whatever you’re towing to separate from your vehicle anywhere along the road. So, always check to ensure you have the appropriate size and make sure everything is connected and secured appropriately before taking off. We suggest using crossed safety chains no matter how much weight you’re pulling. This way, you have a safety net in case a load ends up falling along the way.

If you have more concerns surrounding towing safety, give our Mazda service center a call or make an appointment. One of our knowledgeable technicians can walk you through the appropriate steps to ensure you’re always towing safely.

Tow With Confidence

Thanks to Gunther Mazda, you can tow with confidence no matter where you’re going in Fort Lauderdale, FL, or beyond. And, we can give you the brand new Mazda vehicle to do it with. If you are also looking into the Mazda3, we can switch gears and help you get into that one, too. Until you make your final decision, keep on towing with your Mazda CX-5 towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. We can’t wait to see you towing on the roads!


Year Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity Mazda CX-5 Payload Capacity
2021 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 970 to 1,033 pounds
2020 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 981 to 1,045 pounds
2019 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 981 to 1,045 pounds
2018 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 988 pounds
2017 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 988 pounds
2016 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 976 to 1,065 pounds
2015 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 1,005 to 1,118 pounds
2014 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 1,005 to 1,062 pounds

1Up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. Towing capacities shown are maximums and must be reduced by the weight of any passenger, cargo hitch or optional equipment in the towing vehicle. Please refer to vehicle Owner’s Manual for details regarding towing capacities and other valuable information. Towing a trailer may have an effect on vehicle’s handling, braking, durability, performance and driving economy. For specific information on recommended or required equipment, see your Mazda Dealer. Hitches are available through manufacturers other than Mazda.


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