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    Diesel Towing

    I noticed the new CX5 diesel is rated to tow 3500 LBS. I would be interested to know if the brakes are bigger, transmission is different or maybe a beefier trans cooler, or if this is just because of the diesel.
    I'm sure it will tow better overall and not need to downshift as much pulling a load, get much better fuel economy pulling a load vs the gas engines, but if nothing has changed besides the engine, why can't the CX5T haul 3500 LBS with more horsepower and more torque than the diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtex View Post
    I noticed the new CX5 diesel is rated to tow 3500 LBS. I would be interested to know if the brakes are bigger, transmission is different or maybe a beefier trans cooler, or if this is just because of the diesel.
    I'm sure it will tow better overall and not need to downshift as much pulling a load, get much better fuel economy pulling a load vs the gas engines, but if nothing has changed besides the engine, why can't the CX5T haul 3500 LBS with more horsepower and more torque than the diesel?
    I share your question. Mazda isn't very generous with such information.

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