What Is The Towing Capacity Of The MAZDA CX-9?

 

The Mazda CX-9 towing capacity maxes out at 3,500 lbs. for the 2021 model year. But the story is deeper than that. There is a lot you need to know about how to tow safely before you want to set off on the adventure of the year, and the 2021 Mazda CX-9 towing capacity is just the start. Below, we'll cover more info on common towing terms and equipment, towing capacities for older model years, and more. If you're ready to learn the A-Z of Mazda CX-9 towing, you've come to the right place.

MAZDA CX-9 Towing Features: Terms & Equipment to Know

If you're going to tow, you need to know how to tow safely. Let's look at some of the equipment you should get acquainted with to make sure every tow job is a safe one.

Hitch & Ball Mount. Your Mazda CX-9 tow hitch is one of the most basic towing tools. This is the main connection source between your vehicle and whatever it is that you're towing. Many people envision a ball mount when they think about the hitch. The ball mount is a platform that can be removed. It slides into the hitch's receiver and needs to be fastened with a pin and clip.

To make the most of your Mazda CX-9 towing capacity, you can add on a Class II trailer hitch as an accessory to your vehicle. This will get you the maximum Mazda CX-9 towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.

Hitch Pin. The hitch pin is a metal rod that keeps your ball mount from sliding out of your hitch receiver. It looks like thick L.

Wiring Harness. The wiring harness is the tool used to connect your vehicle's electrical wiring to whatever your towing – say a trailer or boat. It ensures that drivers behind you can still see your signal indicators. The Mazda CX-9 has an available four-pin trailer lighting connector.

Coupler. The coupler works together with the ball to connect the trailer to your Mazda CX-9. It latches onto your trailer ball and articulates around it, allowing for smoother towing with less jostling, even at highway speeds.

Safety Chains. We always recommend that you utilize safety chains, no matter how much you're towing. These chains act as the final defense against your Mazda CX-9 and trailer separating completely. Always use two safety chains in your towing setups.

Towing Capacities for Older Model Years

Maybe you haven't been able to come in and see us to take advantage of our new Mazda specials on a 2021 Mazda CX-9 yet. We are living in a pandemic, after all. If you have an older model Mazda CX-9, we have good news; you can still tow with confidence! Below, we'll cover a few of the past model years and tell you what they can tow.

If you have a 2016-2020 model, you can still tow 3,500 lbs. Starting in 2015, certain models are only rated for 2,000 lbs. The 2014 and 2015 Mazda CX-9 towing capacity for non-AWD models only reaches up to a max of 2,000 lbs., whereas the AWD models still get a max of 3,500 lbs. For 2013, the Mazda CX-9 towing capacity is a max of 3,500 lbs. with the Grand Touring trims, but the non-AWD Sport and Touring trims can only tow a max of 2,000 lbs.

MAZDA Towing FAQs

Can the MAZDA CX-9 tow?

It sure can! Such is the reason why we're all here right now, together, gathered around the cozy campfire that is the Mazda CX-9 towing capacity. As we've learned, you can tow a decent amount of weight with your Mazda CX-9 (up to 3,500 lbs.!) – but only when you're properly equipped! Safety is always first, and that fact doesn't change within the world of automotive towing.

How much can I tow with my MAZDA CX-9?

With all new 2021 models, the Mazda CX-9 can tow 3,500 lbs. This is the same across all trims and configurations. Different model years of the Mazda CX-9 are rated to tow different amounts. If you're unsure of the tow rating for your specific model/year, check the owner's manual or give us a call before embarking on any towing job.

Can the MAZDA CX-9 tow a boat?

That entirely depends on how much the boat weighs! Now, don't expect to be able to tow the R.S.S Boaty McBoatface along behind you on the highway. Aim a bit lower, and you'll find yourself quite satisfied with the possibilities. Fishing boats, skiffs, and small sailboats are usually all within the 3,500-pound mark, so they can generally be carried safely behind you. Make sure you know the weight of your boat before trying to hook 'er up!

Ready to Tow? Visit Us!

Ready to impress everyone with how much you can tow (and how safely you can do it)? The Mazda CX-9 towing capacity is here to be your partner in crime, and our dealership in Atlanta, GA, can give you the most important piece of the puzzle: the Mazda CX-9. While you're here, go ahead and check out the Mazda CX-30 towing capacity, too. It offers similarly impressive towing numbers and capability. So if you're thinking about visiting us to finally get the newest model, you've got plenty of great options that are capable of suiting your needs. Don't wait; visit us to get a Mazda CX-9 and tow with confidence today!

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