Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity

Mazda CX-5 Towing Capacity

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The Mazda CX-5 has gained quite a buzz around Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia for many reasons. It has an upscale interior with tons of amenities, not to mention easy-to-use technologies. However, it can also tow a great deal of weight for work or a weekend getaway.

Continue reading to learn about the Mazda CX-5 towing capacity as well as its other performance specs. Contact us at Faulkner Mazda Trevose when you want an up-close look at this compact SUV! We know once you hop inside, you won’t be disappointed.

How Much Can the Mazda CX-5 Tow?

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. Plus, this model includes a trailer hitch to make towing even easier.

You may be wondering what you can tow with a 2,000-pound capacity. This could include anything from a lightly loaded utility trailer to a small aluminum boat. If you’re planning on a fishing or camping excursion, the Mazda CX-5 could be the right vehicle for your towing needs.

That’s also due to its other performance characteristics. It has strong 4-wheel disc, diagonal hydraulic brakes that’ll help bring the vehicle and trailer safely to a stop. It also has sharp steering and can stay in control on even the windiest of roads. If the road to the campgrounds is a bit twisty, you can rest assured that you’ll stay in control the whole time.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Performance Specs

The Mazda CX-5 comes with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift options and Sport Mode. This means you get the sportiness of a manual transmission with the easy shifting of an automatic transmission in one package. This comes in handy especially while towing, as it allows you to customize your drive to your needs.

Furthermore, this SUV offers great fuel economy to help you drive (and tow) farther for longer. It achieves an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG* with front-wheel drive, meaning that if you’re traveling for a family vacation, you can spend more time on the road and less time refueling at the gas pump. Even when equipped with all-wheel drive, the fuel economy is still impressive at 24 city/30 highway MPG.1 So, no matter which configuration you need, you’re set for the long haul.

You can also get whatever cargo you’re towing to your destination with peace of mind. That’s because the Mazda CX-5 has an available i-ACTIV AWD® system. This system constantly monitors road conditions and helps predict when all-wheel drive might be needed. It’ll then preemptively distribute torque between the front and rear wheels to help prevent the wheels from slipping, and it’ll do it so seamlessly that you may not even notice the change.

Mazda CX-5 Passenger & Cargo Space

Along with the 2,000-pound towing capacity the Mazda CX-5 provides, it also offers ample space inside to load up even more, whether it’s people or more cargo. First of all, it can hold up to five people with plenty of space for them to get cozy for the trip ahead. This includes front dimensions of 39.7 inches of headroom, 41 inches for your legs, and a large shoulder space of 57.1.

Those in the back also have a good amount of space, making it easy for your family to settle in. With 39 inches of headroom, 39.6 inches of legroom, and a shoulder room of 54.8, no one will need to fight for the front seat.

This SUV also equips you with grand cargo capacity. When the seats are filled up with your passengers, you will have 30.9 cubic feet. This is great for small amounts of luggage or picnic supplies for your road trip. If you need more room in the rear for adventure gear or items for your weekend project, all you need to do is fold the seats down. This provides you with a generous 59.6 cubic feet, great for transporting larger items.

Add this on to what you can tow and you’ll be fully prepared for whatever the open road holds for you and your family.


Mazda CX-5 Tech

At the center of your Mazda CX-5 driving experience is SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. This means that every aspect of this SUV is engineered to maximize driving dynamics and efficiency—including the towing capacity. For instance, the Mazda CX-5 offers SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. This helps the vehicle achieve a smoother and less fatiguing drive. Whenever you drive around a corner, the system smoothly adjusts power delivery and shifts vehicle weight, helping to prevent body lean.

In addition, the SKYACTIV®-G engine features cylinder deactivation. Whenever you’re traveling downhill or maintaining your speed on a flat road, the system will shut down two of the engine’s four cylinders. This improves fuel efficiency, which ultimately saves you money at the pump.

Other Helpful Mazda CX-5 Additions

Also available in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the Active Driving Display, which helps when hitting the road with items or tow or not. This projects important information right on your windshield, so you can keep track of your driving stats without removing your eyes from the road. This shows you safety system warnings, current speed, and route guidance, which is especially handy when you have a trailer attached.

You can also opt for the helpful i-ACTIVSENSE® safety features, a suite of innovations that help keep you out of trouble on the road. This includes many systems that will make your towing travels easier and safer, providing you peace of mind whenever you’re behind the wheel. These include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System & Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Front Lighting
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function

Test Drive the 2019 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 has an impressive performance, including its high towing capacity. If you want to experience this vehicle’s capabilities for yourself near Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Faulkner Mazda Trevose today! Our team can get you behind the wheel, so you can experience this remarkable vehicle firsthand. See you on the lot soon!


1 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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