You saw it up there before: trailer without brakes was 600 kg. That's only 1322 lbs and the trailer already weighs 900 lbs empty. You never want to go to a vehicles maximum towing capicity for long periods like towing a 6900lbs travel trailer cross country you are asking for problems with breaks, transmission, and engine. Suggest that you install a transmission cooler and carry the conventio … nal spare tire. It is not usually a good idea to tow much with a front wheel drive vehicle regardless. Get a smaller and lighter trailer to begin with so you can load a bit more stuff.
Drive at a sane speed. Mazda does not supply a rated towing capacity for the Mazda3, probably for legal reasons. . If you tow frequently, you will probably shorten a little bit the life of your engine and transmission. Even if the hitch itself is rated for 2000 lbs and that U-haul guy says that the 5x8 trailer without brakes you're renting maxes out at 2700lbs, don't be a fool. These ratings are based on a perfectly balanced load at 45 mph on a flat sureface 7 … 5degree weather on a non-windy day.
In Europe the same manufacturers publish towing rating for small cars - and that is one of the reasons why Europe doesn't have so many gas guzzlers. I wouldn't go that far but probably 30% is a safe bet. It offers no towing capacity. In the United Kingdom, speed limits with trailers are never higher than 60mph. HiddenHitch offers a hitch Class I for Mazda Protege - check their specs. Further, just because it'll do 88 mph on a downhill, remember that you're trying to get to Des Moines, not 1985.
Hills, overpasses, road surface conditions, tires very important when towing especially tire condition , outdoor ambient temperature, strong head winds etc. In the United Kingdom, the 5 can be had with any of four different 4-cylinder engines. Why would Mazda expose itself to greater warranty claims if other, hardier vehicles are available? Especially when towing a trailer, the speed limit is not always sane. Buy a quality hitch and have it put on by a quality installer. This should not be your first mechanical experiment.
Trailer with brakes 12% gradient ~110 hp 1. I would imagine a car with the same chasis and a smaller engine would have the same instructions. This ain't even an S-10 Chevy. Why would Mazda expose itself to unnecessary risk if other, hardier vehicles are available? Towing puts extra stress on virtually every vital part of the vehicle, most especially the transmission and brakes. If you do not have the transmission cooler it is only rated for 2600 pounds.
Previous answer, but the poster did not mention th … eir source of information: 500 kg without brakes 900 kg with brakes Took me a long time to figure this one out too. It is not designed to tow. . . . . .
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