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Mazda CX-30 Towing Capacity & Performance

Mazda CX-30 Towing Capacity

Wondering about the Mazda CX-30 towing capacity? While this SUV is not rated for towing, there’s plenty of practicality to be found in a new Mazda CX-30. See what the model can do as we explore the Mazda CX-30 below. We’ll cover the many ways it can enhance your daily drive and recommend similar SUVs with towing chops further down. Read on, then take a tour and test drive of a Mazda CX-30 or your ideal Mazda SUV by visiting us at Greenway Mazda.

Mazda CX-30 Towing & Performance Specs

Mazda CX-30 Towing & Performance Specs

The 2024 Mazda CX-30 towing capacity is, according to the manufacturer, zero pounds. The model is not rated for towing, and both we and the manufacturer recommend that you do not tow with your Mazda CX-30.

The Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact crossover SUV designed to be fun, agile, and efficient. Its engineering prioritizes driving dynamics and premium appointments, and in place of the Mazda CX-30 towing capacity, the model’s cargo capacity is quite impressive when considering the exterior size.

The Mazda CX-30 can sneak into extra-tight city parking spots with its 173-inch-long, 61.7-inch-tall, and 70.7-inch-wide body. On the inside, it’ll let you bring both family and things along with seating for five and 20.2 cubic feet of cargo volume when all seats are upright. Even in those rear seats, the Mazda CX-30 offers plenty of room – 36.3 inches of legroom and 38.3 inches of headroom, to be precise. With standard i-Activ AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist and 8 inches of ground clearance for adventure-ready capability, a Mazda CX-30 treats you to immense versatility.

While they do not translate to Mazda CX-30 towing power, the performance specs for this model will still impress.

The standard 2.5-liter Skyactiv®-G four-cylinder engine delivers 191 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 26/33 MPG (City/Highway).1 Upgrading to the available 2.5-liter Skyactiv®-G turbocharged engine changes the performance specs to 250 horsepower, an EPA-estimated 22/30 MPG (City/Highway),1 and a 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds.2

With standard features like Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, a remote keyless entry system, and a rich sound system with Mazda Harmonic Acoustics, the lack of Mazda CX-30 tow capacity is more than balanced by the other benefits you get for the price.

Mazda CX-30 Towing Accessories: Bike Carriers, Roof Racks & More

Mazda CX-30 Towing Accessories: Bike Carriers, Roof Racks & More

While we do not offer a Mazda CX-30 tow hitch or Mazda CX-30 towing hook, and it is not recommended that you tow with your Mazda CX-30, that does not mean we don’t have gear-hauling accessories that can enhance your SUV’s capabilities.

For example, you could get crossbars and a roof rack, then add a Thule roof basket through the catalog of Mazda CX-30 accessories to experience enhanced cargo capabilities. You could also get a roof-mounted Thule bike, surfboard, or kayak carrier to make the Mazda CX-30 fit your lifestyle like a glove. Genuine Mazda accessories for the Mazda CX-30 include many interior cargo-area enhancements too. Contact our Mazda dealership to discover the full catalog of Mazda CX-30 accessories.

Mazda CX-30: Towing-Capable Alternatives in the New Mazda SUV Lineup

Mazda CX-30: Towing-Capable Alternatives in the New Mazda SUV Lineup

If the fun performance, competitive efficiency, and premium features of the Mazda SUV lineup have your interest but the Mazda CX-30 towing capacity is a downside, consider the Mazda CX-5. This SUV is slightly larger than the Mazda CX-30 but is built with the same spirit and has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.3

Want a similarly sized vehicle to the Mazda CX-5 but with a more adventurous outlook on life and even higher towing capabilities? Consider the Mazda CX-50, which can tow up to 3,500 pounds3 and offers the best off-road chops in the Mazda SUV lineup.

On the other hand, a three-row SUV may end up being right for you. In that case, the Mazda CX-90 will satisfy. The Mazda CX-90 towing capacity is the highest in the Mazda vehicle lineup, letting you tow up to 5,000 pounds3 and enjoy powerful, efficient hybrid performance along the way.

If a new Mazda CX-30 and the many benefits it offers for a great price suit your style, take one on a test drive today at Greenway Mazda. Our vehicle experts would be happy to show you the ins and outs of this new Mazda SUV or its tow-capable brothers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Mazda CX-30 capable of towing?

No, the Mazda CX-30 towing capacity is not rated by the manufacturer, but this premium vehicle offers immense practicality and performance for its size. The 2024 Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact crossover SUV with a 173-inch long and 70.7-inch wide body, yet it still offers 20.2 cubic feet of cargo room with all five seats occupied.

Can a Mazda CX-30 pull a trailer?

No, the Mazda CX-30 is not rated for trailering. The manufacturer recommends you do not tow with this model. While the Mazda CX-30 towing capacity is not rated, other Mazda SUVs offer similar benefits and trailer-pulling capabilities. The Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-50 are slightly larger models with maximum towing capacities of 2,000 pounds3 and 3,500 pounds,3 respectively.

Can you put a hitch on a Mazda CX-30?

The list of genuine Mazda CX-30 accessories does not include a tow hitch, as the Mazda CX-30 towing capacity is not rated by the manufacturer. It is not recommended to tow with this model. Instead, consider Mazda SUVs like the larger Mazda CX-50, which can tow up to 3,500 pounds,3 or the three-row Mazda CX-90 with its 5,000-pound towing capacity.3


1EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

2This information is not verified by the official manufacturer and shall serve solely as unofficial general information. For details, visit: https://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/cx-30

3Towing 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 will have an effect on the 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.

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