Mazda CX7 towbars
Mazda CX7 Towbars
Mazda CX7 Towing Specifics
The Mazda CX7 was launched back in 2006 by the Japanese manufacturer as a midsize crossover SUV, fitted with decent towing abilities. Currently, there is one generation of the range. We will cover the towing specifics of this generation below.
Mazda CX7 Towbar Electrics Kits
It is recommended that all Mazda CX7 vehicles from 2006 are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.
We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Mazda CX7 towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.
Check your Mazda warranty for more information.
All tow bars for the Mazda CX7 year range 2006 onwards will require a bypass relay if universal electrics are fitted.
A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.
Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.
This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar. Mazda CX7 vehicles made from 2006 will not require coding.
Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.
Depending on the towbar, Mazda CX7 2006 onwards vehicles will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar. There is a choice of visible and non-visible bumper cuts with the Mazda CX7 towbars.
Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For any Mazda CX7 vehicle manufactured from 2006 onwards, the lowest nose weight is 85kg and the highest nose weight is 100kg. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.
Towing weight is the weight that a Mazda CX7 2006 onwards towbar can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.
For the Mazda CX7 range, the towing weight capacity for the tow bars is between 1800kg and 2000kg depending on which towbar you chose.
You will need to check the towing limit for your CX7 vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.