2023 Mazda CX-50 Towing Capabilities

Best Mazda SUVs for Towing

Among their many excellent features, new Mazda SUVs offer great cargo volume as well as great Mazda towing capacity. Whether you’re storing groceries or packing for a long vacation, the space offered in a Mazda SUV tends to be enough. Sometimes, however, you need even more room. You can’t just squeeze a jet ski or a teardrop camper behind the second row of a Mazda CX-9. Some things just need to be towed, and luckily, Freeman Mazda has a great selection of SUVs ready for the job:

  • MAZDA CX-5
  • MAZDA CX-50
  • MAZDA CX-9
  • MAZDA CX-90 (Coming 2024)



Towing Terms Explained

Let’s take a moment to understand the list of abbreviations and terms that go with Mazda SUV towing capacity. Our Mazda dealers can clarify these terms further when you visit our dealership, but here’s a brief overview of some common towing terms:

  • Tow package: Not every driver needs to tow, so it’s pretty common for vehicles to have a separate tow package that can be tacked on as an option. It consists of a trailer hitch and a wiring harness so that your trailer’s brake lights operate properly.
  • Receiver hitch: This is a hitch that has a void, or receptacle, that is not only capable of accommodating different types of hitches, but also provides a solid foundation for a bike rack and other accessories.
  • GCWR: This stands for “Gross Combined Weight Rating,” which is the total weight of your loaded vehicle and trailer. Remember that passengers and payload can cut into your towing capacity and vice versa.
  • GTWR: This stands for “Gross Trailer Weight Rating.” The trailer you’re towing will only be rated for a certain amount of weight. This figure is typically found on the trailer tongue in its wheel well.
  • Towing capacity: This is the amount of weight your vehicle can safely tow.

MAZDA SUVs Great for Towing

MAZDA CX-5 Towing Capacity

The Mazda CX-5 also comes in at 2,000 pounds of towing capacity for Arlington drivers to enjoy. That’s enough for a wide range of small cargo trailers, teardrop campers, and other small things you can pull along.

MAZDA CX-50 Towing Capacity

The Mazda CX-50 starts to amp up towing capacity capabilities with up to 3,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity. It also features up to 256 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.

MAZDA CX-9 Towing Capacity

The Mazda CX-9 continues to lead other Mazda SUVs in both cargo capacity at up to 71.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity and 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.

MAZDA CX-90 Towing Capacity

The Mazda CX-90 is coming in 2024, and it’s bringing an all-new turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine that we expect to make it a powerful option. A plug-in hybrid option is also likely to appear, and we expect it to come standard with all-wheel drive. Check in with us often at Freeman Mazda to learn more about this exceptional Mazda SUV option!

For more details, answers to your questions, and Mazda service that gets you ready for your next trip, stop by Freeman Mazda today!

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