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Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity: Chart By Year [2022-2014]

mazda cx-5 towing capacity

If you’re shopping for a popular two-row SUV with five seats and plenty of versatility, you’ll be glad to know a 2022 Mazda CX-5 towing capacity is 2,000 pounds.1 But what if you aren’t shopping for a new Mazda with the latest features and equipment? Look at our Mazda CX-5 towing capacity chart by model year, so you can choose the vehicle that meets your needs and budget. After that, the fun is left up to you and the open roads of South Florida.

How Much Can a Mazda CX-5 Tow?

The Mazda CX-5 is a driver favorite because it delivers ample performance and towing while avoiding the size of a pickup truck. Since 2014, the Mazda CX-5 towing capacity has been 2,000 pounds1 when properly equipped. With this level of towing, you’ll be able to pull your dirt bike, kayaks, jet-ski, or other similar items.

That means the Mazda CX-5 towing capacity has your adventure gear covered regardless of the trim model you choose. If our Mazda CX-5 lease deals caught your eye, you’ll have the same towing capability across the 2022 Mazda CX-5 lineup:

  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S
  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S SELECT
  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S PREFERRED
  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S CARBON EDITION
  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S PREMIUM
  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S PREMIUM PLUS
  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 TURBO
  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 2.5 TURBO SIGNATURE
Year Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity Mazda CX-5 Payload Capacity
2022 Mazda CX-5 2,000 pounds 970 to 1,007 pounds
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

Mazda Towing Accessories

If you want to tow in the safest environment possible, Mazda makes it easy. You can add a specially designed Mazda CX-5 trailer hitch when you buy your vehicle. 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 ensure 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 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 could cause significant 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-pound1 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-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 ensure 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 falls along the way.

If you have more concerns about towing safety, call our Mazda service center 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 pounds1.

Mazda CX-5 Payload

The Mazda CX-5 payload capacity varies from roughly 970 to 1,007 pounds. When it comes to the usability of your vehicle, payload and towing capacity are two important figures. The difference between towing and payload capacity is that towing capacity is how much weight your new Mazda SUV can pull, and the payload is how much weight your vehicle can carry. This figure is often associated with the bed of a truck.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Mazda CX-5 tow a trailer?

Yes, a Mazda CX-5 can tow a trailer if the weight of the trailer you attach to your new Mazda and the load does not exceed the maximum towing capacity. The 2022 Mazda CX-5 has a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds.1 A vehicle’s towing capacity is the total weight a vehicle can pull and should not be exceeded.

Can a Mazda CX-5 tow a boat?

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 has a maximum towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds1, so the vehicle’s towing capability should be used for jet skis and smaller watercraft. When deciding how much is safe to tow, it’s important to consider the trailer’s weight and the load’s weight and never exceed the total towing capacity.

Does the Mazda CX-5 have a tow package?

If you want to trailer bicycles, campers, or trailers with your new Mazda CX-5, we recommend installing a tow hitch to the back of the vehicle. To install a trailer hitch, you can purchase the necessary equipment from our parts department. For help installing a Mazda SUV trailer hitch, simply schedule an appointment with our service department.

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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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