Can A MAZDA CX-5 Be Flat Towed By An RV?

Mazda CX-5 For Sale

"Can you flat tow a Mazda CX-5?" We receive this question all the time inside our showroom doors at Dyer Mazda Vero Beach, so we've created a helpful guide to towing one of our most popular Mazda SUV models.

There are several trims to choose from on the Mazda CX-5 for sale and a couple of drivetrain options that will dictate if and how Mazda CX-5 towing can be accomplished.

More than anything, your choice of drivetrain will determine "can a Mazda CX-5 be flat towed?" That's why we've taken the liberty of breaking down the drivetrain options for each Mazda CX-5 trim and outlined in general what flat towing is.

What Exactly Is Flat Towing?

If you're asking, "Can you flat tow a Mazda CX-5?" you probably have some more to learn about taking your towable vehicle along for the ride. Flat towing is the term for when you attach your car at the rear of an RV or motorhome with a tow bar, not a trailer hitch. This can be an ideal option for those planning to take their RV to the campground. Once you've set up shop and unloaded all your supplies, you'll have another vehicle ready for trips into town in case you find yourself running low at any point.

RV flat towing requires the use of a tow bar to connect your car to the RV. After the two vehicles are securely attached to each other, you'll tow the rear vehicle, which will have all four wheels on the ground. This differs greatly from using a trailer hitch to tow. Using a trailer hitch is commonly referred to as having your car "dolly-towed." During a dolly-tow, the vehicle is mounted via hitch and does not touch the ground with all four wheels as you drag it behind, as is commonly done with 4x4s, ATVs, and the like.

RV Flat Towing on the Mazda CX-5

Now that you're more familiar with what separates flat towing and dolly-towing, it's time to dive into the drivetrain options on the 2021 Mazda CX-5 trims.

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport - Yes, FWD is available

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 Touring - Yes, FWD and flat tow are available

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition - Yes, FWD and flat tow are available

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring - Yes, FWD and flat tow are available

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve - No, only AWD is available

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature - No, only AWD is available

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What Other Cars Can You Flat-Tow?

Those that want a little more ruggedness from their vehicle in tow should consider an F-150 flat tow. Though it's no quick and simple process to set up, FWD models of the Ford F-150 can be towed behind an RV or motorhome. Again, vehicles equipped with AWD will be damaged by flat towing. The same rules from the Mazda CX-5 and Ford F-150 flat tow apply to the Jeep® Wrangler flat tow. Make sure your car is set up correctly before you even consider flat-towing, and do not try to flat tow a car that's not meant for it. This can cause irreparable and expensive damage.

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