2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Mazda


  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531
    I was under the impression that NO vehicle should have its drive wheels on the ground while being towed except (a) in emergencies or (b) if its wheels can be disconnected from the torque converter.
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    I'm always disappointed when I read a car's owner's manual and the towing section refers to towing the vehicle itself rather than the towing capacity of the vehicle. Because clearly in America you can't tow so much as a go-kart trailer unless you have an F850 super heavy duty duallie XL extended super cab towing edition getting 1.2 MPG and can't fit in any parking space not intended for semi trucks. People with reasonable vehicles are out of luck, at least as far as the manufacturer has any say.
  • actualsizeactualsize Santa Ana, CaliforniaMember Posts: 451
    Not quite, greenpony. A good number of cars can do this with the automaker's blessing, and those that can are bought by full-time RVers in numbers. Some manufacturers shy away from it, particularly imports that don't understand the whole motorhome towing thing.

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