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I am wondering about people's experiences using the CX-3 to tow a trailer. I've been throwing around the idea of getting a small teardrop camper (~600 pounds), but am not sold on the idea yet in light of the manual saying not to tow. There are several older threads about towing but they are older and did not include any examples of people actually having experience towing trailers with the CX-3. Since several years had passed since those threads, I was hoping there might be some anecdotes to consider.
Any examples of weight/distances that trailers were towed, problems encountered, etc., would be most appreciated. Thanks!!!
 

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no problem with 700kgs

Our 2016 petrol CX3 tows a 420kg boat on a 275kg trailer easily. The trailer has brakes. The car is smart enough to know it's towing and shifts appropriately. All wheel drive is great for retrieving from non-paved surfaces:
 

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Thanks for the post, tilroh. And great video! Have you traveled significant distances with the boat in tow? OR just local trips?

Thanks again!
 

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My towing experience has been limited to the 40"x48" Hazard Fraught trailer I used to drag my race tires to events with my RX-8. The CX-3 towed it with an RX-8 motor on it several hundred miles without issue. Maybe 400lbs total weight.

I will say that the backup camera makes reversing a breeze.
 

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Alrighty, obviously I wasnt hauling like pictured lol; this is the only pic I could find.

Anyways, the trailer and boat combo is about 20 feet long and weighs close to 850 pounds. I live pretty close to the lake so I've never had it above 60 mph with this setup but I've had no issues. Even with very steep boat ramps.

Happy hauling!
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Thanks for the post, tilroh. And great video! Have you traveled significant distances with the boat in tow? OR just local trips?

Thanks again!

Longest trip was about 3 hours pulling about 1500lbs. You're got nothing to worry about towing it. The usual issue towing with small cars is stopping.
 

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no problem with 700kgs

Our 2016 petrol CX3 tows a 420kg boat on a 275kg trailer easily. The trailer has brakes. The car is smart enough to know it's towing and shifts appropriately. All wheel drive is great for retrieving from non-paved surfaces:
Hi I am wanting to know what trailer hitch you are using thanks
 
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