2019 Mazda CX-9 Towing Capacity

March 1st, 2019 by

Silver Mazda CX-9 parked in front of a concrete wall with trees behind it

Have you ever wondered, “how much can a Mazda CX-9 tow?” Well, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.* With that kind of power, you can easily tow a small boat or trailer for your San Marcos excursions. Learn more about the CX-9’s high-torque engine and standout performance specs at Mazda of Escondido!

Mazda CX-9 Engine

The new Mazda CX-9 boasts a 4-cylinder engine that provides peak performance while also preserving fuel economy. The 2.5L 4-cylinder is capable of producing 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, which is no small feat for a family-friendly SUV, and beats out the Honda Pilot when it comes to performance.

Additionally, its 6-speed automatic transmission seamlessly transfers power to the wheels for smooth handling. It also features a Sport Mode and a manual-shift function for even more enhanced performance. You can opt for all-wheel drive on the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims, but it comes standard on the Signature edition of the CX-9. Front-wheel drive is standard on the other trims. And thanks to the many exciting CX-9 color options, you’ll turn heads on every Vista ride.

Mazda CX-9 Towing Features


Whether you need to tow a trailer or camper for your Carlsbad adventure, you can rely on the following CX-9 performance features:

  • The standard SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control system adjusts the weight of your vehicle and the amount of torque applied to the wheels in order to provide precision control.
  • The available i-ACTIV AWD® System is able to send power to the wheels that need it. Each CX-9 configuration has the same towing capacity, but adding AWD will help if you need to tow during inclement weather or on gravel roads.
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System and Trailer Stability Assist provides stability while cornering.

Black Mazda CX-9 parked in front of snow-capped mountain

Explore the Mazda CX-9 for Sale at Mazda of Escondido

Ready to experience the power of the Mazda CX-9 for yourself? Make your way from Poway to Mazda of Escondido, where we’ll walk you through our new CX-9 inventory. Feel free to reach out with any questions before learning more about the CX-9 trim levels and passenger capacity when you visit!

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*Up to 3,500 lbs. 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.