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#26 of 35 Re: Mazda CX9 Travel Trailer Towing [ceric]
Jan 13, 2010 (7:17 pm)
Finally found a reference to Australian CX9 vehicle specifications. Following up on our discussions a while back regarding 2000kg / 4400lb capacity towing capacity
Following this link below, they list the GCM (Gross Combined Mass) as KG 4620kg or 10267LBs. Oddly enough some of the weights seem slightly off from my US specs, but adding 4400lb towing capacity to gross vehicle weight of 5822 than you reach roughly 10267lb gross mass. My current combined weight has been fluxuating between 8500-8700lb (Truck scales) so as expected and based on vehicles lack of problems towing so far, its a reasonable setup!
#28 of 35 CX-9 Touring towing capacity
May 12, 2011 (4:44 am)
I am looking to buy CX-9, but need a higher towing capacity, one that is available on the Grand Touring version (3500 lb). Does anybody know if it can be added to Touring version? I have a small 17ft boat that weights with a trailer about 2100 lb.
#29 of 35 Re: CX-9 Touring towing capacity [exp2000]
May 12, 2011 (1:19 pm)
I have a 2009 CX-9 Touring. I just checked the 2011 CX-9 options and here is the bottom line. CX-9s without the towing prep package can tow 2000 lbs. CX-9 with the towing prep package can tow 3500 lbs. The towing prep package is standard on all CX-9 with AWD. It is an option on the FWD Grand touring model only. It is NOT available on the FWD Touring and Sport models. There has been some discussion on what the "real" towing capacity of this vehicle. In Australia the CX-9 is rated to tow 2 metric tons which is 4400 lbs. This does NOT mean that the US model is rated to tow 4400lbs, it is only rated to tow 3500 lbs.
#30 of 35 Re: CX-9 Touring towing capacity [oldburbnewcx9]
May 13, 2011 (5:45 am)
Tow ratings seem to be higher overseas. IHO, it's due to the litigious environment in North America.
May 14, 2011 (2:12 pm)
We just purchased a 2011 CX-9 AWD with tow package and dealer installed hitch. I was surprised to find that the receiver for the hitch is 1 1/4 inch. Is this standard? Also, the dealer cut into the plastic of the rear bumper to mount the hitch. Doesn't look very professional. Have others here had experience with dealer-installed hitches?
#32 of 35 Re: tow hitch [mike576]
May 15, 2011 (10:22 am)
Yes, This is normal a 1 a/4 hitch has a usual rating of 3500 lbs which is the tow rateing of your CX-9. When I purchase my CX-9 I had a 2 1/2 hitch installed because I already had a bicycle rack that required tha size hitch. Also I personally think that a CX-9 could handle more weight than rating (I have towed about 3700 lbs with no problem) but you have to decide on your own your limit for towing.
#33 of 35 tow hitch for bike rack
Jul 23, 2011 (11:58 am)
FYI...We have a 2010 CX-9 and wanted to get a 2-inch tow hitch for a 4-bike rack. I called our dealer and he quoted us $450 for the hitch and $450 for installation. I went online and found the perfect hitch (doesn't require cutting into the rear bumper as the dealer's does) for $165 and our local Japanese auto clinic will install it for $100.
#34 of 35 Re: tow hitch for bike rack [ptamom]
Oct 02, 2011 (5:43 am)
Would you please share the make/model of hitch (and website if you ordered it from a website). I'm thinking of replacing factory hitch with one like you mentioned.
#35 of 35 Re: tow hitch for bike rack [larrystephens]
Nov 09, 2011 (11:36 am)
www.etrailer.com carries Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite at ~$165 shipped. These two brands share exact the same design.
If you need an OEM hitch hardness, parts # 0000-8E-N13A, it is around $63 online from www.worldimpex.com. I called my local Mazda dealer and had it price matched and ordered.
Installation is not difficult if you have all tools. A torque wrench (I bought a 3/8" Husky one from Home Depot for $76) with a 19mm or 3/4" socket and an adjustable wrench with long arm will get the job done in less than an hour.