How Much Can the 2022 MAZDA CX-5 Tow?

August 24th, 2022 by

2022 Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV

If you’re looking for a compact SUV in the Hudson area that combines classic luxury with powerhouse performance, look no further than the new Mazda CX-5! This sleek crossover has a lot to offer, from a strong SKYACTIV®-G engine to a spacious interior cabin. And its compact size makes it easy to navigate tight corners and narrow city streets without sacrificing room for passengers and cargo.



If you’re planning on taking your SUV on a long road trip or an off-road adventure, you might be asking yourself, “What can a Mazda CX-5 tow?” Despite its compact frame, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 towing capacity comes to an impressive 2,000 pounds when properly equipped! That’s enough for a teardrop camper, a small boat, an ATV, and much more. The team at Tulley Mazda has more information on the 2022 Mazda CX-5 towing capacity in the guide below.

2022 MAZDA CX-5 Engine Specs

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 towing capacity of 2,000 pounds is made possible by its powerful engine. The Mazda CX-5 comes in eight available configurations–the first six trims are powered by a standard SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 4-cylinder engine, while the top two trims come with a stronger turbocharged variant. Here are the specs for both engines:

2022 Mazda CX-5 Standard Engine

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder Engine with Cylinder Deactivation
  • 187 hp / 186 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard i-ACTIV AWD®
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and Sport mode 

2022 Mazda CX-5 Turbocharged Engine

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 with Dynamic Pressure Turbo
  • 227 hp / 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard i-ACTIV AWD®
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and Sport mode 

Mazda CX-5 Features for Safer Towing

The Mazda CX-5 comes standard-equipped with a wide variety of features designed to make towing cargo around Merrimack and beyond as safe and convenient as possible. Here are some highlights:

  • Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System
  • Hill Launch Assist

Test Drive the Mazda CX-5 in Nashua

Now we’ve answered the question, “What can a Mazda CX-5 tow?” You might be interested in learning what else this remarkable compact SUV can offer you! If you have any questions about the 2022 Mazda CX-5 towing capacity, feel free to contact our office. You can also stop by our dealership to check out an available model in person, or take it out for a test drive around the Lowell area. To see how other Mazda models stack up to the Mazda CX-5 towing numbers, check out our blog post on the Mazda CX-9 towing capacity!


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