What Is the 2020 Mazda CX-9 Towing Capacity?

July 23rd, 2020 by

Navy Blue Mazda CX-9

How much can a Mazda CX-9 tow? The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, whether you opt for front-wheel or all-wheel drive.* That’s plenty of strength to hook up a small boat or camper for a trip outside of San Marcos. Learn more about how this three-row SUV achieves maximum towing capabilities with Mazda of Escondido, and then prepare for your own adventures by scheduling a test drive today!.


The engine under the hood of the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is engineered to deliver ultimate efficiency and maximum performance simultaneously. In fact, the Skyactiv®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine generates 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, specs that contribute to the strong Mazda CX-9 towing capabilities. All models also come equipped with SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode. And with front-wheel drive, the new Mazda CX-9 still achieves an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.** With the optional i-ACTIV AWD®, fuel economy estimates drop slightly to 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.** Simply put, the Mazda CX-9 towing capacity is only one factor in this three-row SUV’s overall performance capabilities.


Vista-area drivers who want to make the most of their Mazda CX-9 towing experience will benefit from the following features:

  • SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control: No matter which Mazda CX-9 trim level you select, this system will be installed. It helps drivers maintain control by adjusting how much torque is applied to the wheels.
  • Available i-ACTIV AWD® System: When you face unruly terrain or poor weather conditions, this system automatically detects which wheels need the most power and sends it to them for ultimate control. All models can achieve the 3,500-pound Mazda CX-9 towing capacity, but all-wheel drive can certainly be helpful in tough driving situations.
  • Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System and Trailer Stability Assist: Achieve stability and control while cornering without your trailer moving independently of your Mazda CX-9.


We answered the question: “How much can the Mazda CX-9 tow?” Now, it’s time for you to get behind the wheel near Carlsbad to determine whether the Mazda CX-9 is right for you! Contact us with any questions, and feel free to apply for financing online before visiting to expedite the process when you’re here.

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  • 2019 Mazda CX-9 Towing Capacity

    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…

*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.

**EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary