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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2012 Mazda CX9 we'll be doing a test fit on the Yakima LiteRider 2-bike rack. That's part number Y02472. I've already got it loaded up on the CX9 just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 3 spots. We have these 2 ZipStrips on our top tube, and for our seat post tube4 we've got our anti-sway ZipStrip. That's going to help prevent a lot of the sway in the bike when we're on the road, as well as prevent bike-to-bike contact, and bike-to-vehicle contact. Let's go ahead and take off our bike.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2012 Mazda CX-9 we'll be doing a test for the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack. That's part number TS03G. It's also available as a two-bike rack, part number TS02G. I've already got it loaded up on the back of the CX-9, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it secures our bike. It actually secures our bike in two spots. We have this large wheel hook going over our front wheel putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle here, and then we have a rear wheel strap going over our rear wheel.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2012 Mazda CX-9 we will be doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex 4 bike rack. That is part number TH9029XT. We already got it loaded up on the CX-9 to give you an idea of what it looks like and how it is going to secure our 4 bikes. It actually secures our bikes with 3 straps. We have the 2 straps for the top tube here, and then for our seat post too, we have an anti-sway strap. That is going to help prevent a lot of the sway and the bike roll around the road as well as prevent bike-to-bike contact and bike-to-vehicle contact. Let's go ahead and take it off.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2012 Mazda CX9, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway 2-bike rack. That's part number TH912XTR. I've already got it loaded up on the CX9 just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it secures our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 3 spots. We have 2 straps for our top tube, and then we have 1 strap for our down tube. This one's going to be our anti-sway strap.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2012 Mazda CX9 we'll be doing a test fit of the Swagman XC 2-bike rack. That's part number S64650. I've already got it loaded up on the CX9 just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to secure our 2 bikes. It actually secures our bikes by 1 large hook right over the top tube here. It puts down pressure into our front and rear cradle, all the while making a nice secure fit. Let's go ahead and take our bike off. We'll first just raise up this front hook here by pressing in the little tab button there, and then we can remove our bike.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today, on our 2012 Mazda CX9, we'll be doing a test fit on the Curt Cargo Carrier. That's part number C18110. I've already got it loaded up on the CX9 just to give you a good idea of what it looks like. As you can see, it's a mid-size cargo carrier. We've got a few spots along the side rails to secure our cargo. We have an open mesh floor, so dirt and debris is just going to fall right through and it's going to be really easy to clean. Its dimensions are 20 by 48. It has a 300 pound weight capacity.



Rola 21x55 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2012 Mazda CX9, we'll be doing a test-fit on the Rola cargo carrier. That's part number 59507. I've already got it loaded up on the CX9 just to give you a good idea of what it'd going to look like. As you can see, it's a sizable cargo carrier. We've got plenty of spots to tie down and secure our cargo. It have a mesh floor here, so dirt and debris is going to fall right through.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 mazda cx-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX9, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Swagman Trailhead. This is going to be our hanging style four bike rack, part number S63380. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here and mounted to the back of our rack on the back of our vehicle, so you can get a better understanding of how it's going to correspond with yours. The first thing we're going to do is get a couple measurements. Our closest distance will be that first one from the T handle and thumb screw here on the back to the back side of the bumper. That distance looks like it's going to be about 5 inches, about 4 7/8 inches.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX9, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hanging Style 4-bike Rack. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and in place on the back of your vehicle. We'll start off by getting a few measurements. Our closet distance will be our first measurement. That's going to be from the back side of our bumper or closest point to the back side of the rack here. It looks like that distance is going to be about 1 7/8 inches.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX-9, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Transfer. This is going to be your platform-style 3 bike rack, part number TS03G. As you can see, we've already got our bike mounted up, so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it on the back of your Mazda. We'll start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance is going to be our first measurement. That's going to be from the front of the rack to the back side of the bumper.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX9. We're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hang Style for a bike rack. As you can see we've already have our bike mounted up and attached to our rack. It's going to be part number TH9031XT. Nice thing about this rack is it's going to allow us to swing out and away from the vehicle, which we'll show you in a moment. Let's go ahead and start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest measurements going to be the first one.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX-9, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rola TX-104 Hanging Style 4-Bike Rack. This is going to be Part Number 59401, and as you can see, we've already got our bike mounted up so you can get an idea of what it's going to look like on the back of your Mazda. First things we're going to do is go and get a couple measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement from the front side of the rack to the back side of the bumper. It's going to be about 4-1/2 inches. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle from the rear of the bumper to the back of the cradle arms is going to be a distance of about 31-1/2 inches. Our rear ground clearance at the bottom of the shank is going to be about 10-1/2 inches.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX-9 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102. This is going to be our hanging style 2 Bike rack. As you can see we've already got our bike loaded up and ready to go. This is going to be part number 59400. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX-9 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Full Tilt. Now this is going to be your hanging style 4-bike rack, part number Y02462. As you can see, we're already got our bike up on our cradle arms so you can get a better idea of what it's going to look like on the back of your Mazda. Now, first things first, we're going to go ahead and get a few measurements, starting off with our closest distance. That's going to be from the front side of the rack here to the back side of the bumper at our closest contact point if it we're to come in too far. It's going to be about 4 inches. The overall distance that we've added to the back of the vehicle, from the rear of the bumper to the back of the cradle arms, is going to be about 37-1/2 inches, and our ground clearance from the bottom side of the fin is going to be about 9-1/2 inches.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX-9 we're going to be doing a test fit: the Stromberg Carlson Cargo Carrier. Now this cargo carrier's going to measure 23 inches wide by 60 inches long. With its sturdy steel construction it's going to offer a 500 pound weight capacity. Keep in mind that these are for your two inch receivers only, and it's going to be part number CC-100. We'll start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be our first measurement: from the backside of the bumper, to the front side of the cargo carrier. It's going to be about two inches. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle is going to be about 25-and-a-half inches, and our ground clearance, at the backside and bottom of the shank, is going to be about nine-and-a-half inches to the bolt that secures that. All right let's go ahead and check a couple other measurements.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX-9, we're going to be doing a test fit of the CURT Premium 4. This is going to be our hanging style 4-bike rack, part number C18064. As you can see, we've already got our bike up on our rack and strapped down to our cradle arm so you can get a better idea of what it's going to look like on the back of your Mazda. We'll start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be the first measurement, from the front side of the rack to the back side of the bumper. It looks like it's going to be about 3 inches from the backside to these tabs and the T handle here on the front. Overall distance that we've added to the vehicle is going to be from the back bumper to the rear of the cradle arms, at about 33 inches. Our ground clearance from the bottom side of the shank, about 11 inches. Now that we've gotten those measurements out of the way, let's go ahead and talk about how our bike is secured to the rack.



Softride Element-Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX9, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Soft Ride Element Parallelogram. This is going to be a hanging style 4 bike rack. Part number SR26248. As you can see we already have our bike up on our cradle arms so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled and in place on your vehicle. We'll start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be from the closest point here on the backside of our rack to our bumper.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX9, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Max Tow 21 inch by 48 inch cargo carrier. This will be part number NT70422. This is going to be an aluminum cargo carrier, offering a five-hundred pound weight capacity, for our two inch receivers only. Let's start off by getting a few measurements. Our closest distance will be from the rear of the bumper, to the front side of the rack, in about 3 1/4 inches. Our overall distance, is going to be about 25 1/2 inches to the very rear. Our ground clearance at the rear, is going to be about 10 3/4 inches.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX-9 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage. Now this is going to be a really nice gear cage that's 32 inches wide by 48 inches long. It's going to offer a 300 pound weight capacity. It's going to be part number HCR222. We're going to go ahead and get a few measurements, starting off with our closest distance. It's going to be from right here on the back side of the bumper to the front side of your cargo carrier. It's going to be about 5 and 1/4 inches.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda CX-9

Today on our 2015 Mazda CX9 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Hollywood racks cargo carrier. This is going to be 15.5 inches wide by 55 inches long, and offer a 220 pound weight capacity with it used alone. Note that this rack is meant to be used with your two Hollywood racks. The hr1450 and the hr1400. This is going to be the se2, and the Hollywood racks se bike racks. Now on both of those bike racks, you can add this on too, and it will have a 90 pound weight capacity at that point.





Mazda CX-9 Questions

  • All of the 3500 pound axles that we carry that also have electric brakes are too long for the measurements you have provided. But we do carry just the most popular sizes. One option is to instead use a Timbren axle-less system, # A35RD545E. Or you could visit a local tractor or trailer supply store and order a custom axle to your specifications.
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  • The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 87438, and the DrawTite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75531, for the 2012 Mazda CX-9 are the same hitch. The manufacturer of both of these hitches is the same. I am including a link to the installation instructions that will show the part numbers for both of these hitches in the top right corner of the same instructions page. In this particular case there is no discernible difference in the two hitches, except the stickers on...
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  • The biggest difference among the available hitches for your 2010 Mazda CX-9 is that the Curt and Valley hitches (13575 and V82592), cannot be used with a weight distribution system. Both the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch (87438 and 75531) can be used with a weight distribution system. In terms of how much of the hitch is visible, I know it is a little difficult to see it in the videos. But I can tell you that with all of these hitches, you will be able to see the hitch opening...
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  • You will want to use a standard 12 volt deep cycle trailer battery to operate the Bulldog Powered-Drive Trailer Jack, part # BD500185. You will NOT want to use a trailer breakaway battery. The breakaway battery is not designed to power other trailer accessories or lighting, it is just designed to operate the breakaway system. To keep the trailer battery charged you will need to run a 10 gauge power wire like the, part # 10-1-1, from the 12 volt power pin (# 4 terminal at 11:00...
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  • I did a little research and found that the towing package for the 2010 Mazda CX-9 includes: 1. A heavy duty transmission oil cooler and radiator fan 2. A revised engine control module (probably means that the computer has been programmed to be more effective when towing) 3. And a 3,500 pound towing capacity The package does not include a wiring harness for towing. To add one, you will need the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118520, that you have referenced. This...
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  • According to my research the 2012 Mazda CX-9 comes in various versions that have different towing capacities. For example, the 4-door Sport with 3.7L V6 and all-wheel-drive 6-speed transmission has a maximum tow rating of 3500-lbs, while other versions including the Touring 4-door are limited to 2000-lbs. You will want to verify that your vehicle is rated for the maximum 3500-lb towing capacity since this is required for safe towing of your 2700-lb Aljo trailer. Both 1-1/4-inch...
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  • We offer three different brands of Class III hitches for your 2014 Mazda CX-9. All can be seen on the link provided. All have 2-inch receiver openings and all are rated equally at 400-lbs maximum tongue weight and 4000-lbs maximum trailer weight, but note that the Curt hitch # 13575 is not suitable for use with trailer weight distribution systems. Unless you plan to use weight distribution I suggest the Curt hitch # 13575 since it is the most cost-effective of the three. All...
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  • We do indeed offer Class III hitches for your 2016 Mazda CX-9. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III, part # 76020 which IS a confirmed fit. With the exception of the receiver opening and the safety chain loops, the majority of the hitch will be concealed behind the rear bumper. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you'll need a few more items to complete your towing system: Trailer wiring harness w/ 4-pole trailer connector, part # 119147KIT Ball mount, part...
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  • Because a cargo carrier is not a vehicle specific item, we do not have it listed in our fitguide, which will explain why you did not find it when you ran your vehicle. When we installed a hitch on a 2008 CX-9, we found that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the furthest rearward point of the rear bumper was between 4-3/4 and 5 inches. Since the MaxxTow Cargo Carrier you referenced provides 8-1/2 inches of clearance, it will fit your CX-9 just fine. Although the carrier...
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  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 76020 is designed specifically for the Mazda CX-9 for 2016 and newer. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening.
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  • The Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, and Curt are all top quality hitches as far as strength. As far as fitment on the vehicles, most manufacturers today try to make the hitch as least unobtrusive as possible when designing around the vehicle design. When we recommend hitches we usually try to take into consideration how it looks on the vehicle. Like the hitch does not hang too low or that it does not stick too far out from the rear fascia. Also if the installation is easy to do or...
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  • Yes, you will need to run the power wire from the Curt Custom Fit Wiring Harness # 56016 to your battery. The connections to your tail light wiring harness are very much plug and play as they will just connect in line with your tail light connectors. The reason you need to run the power wire to the battery is because the # 56016 uses your tail light circuits as signal wires and actually powers the tail lights of your trailer with the power it draws from the battery of your...
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  • Yes to all of your questions! The Curt Hitch part # 13575 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a hitch for your 2014 Mazda CX-9 and would allow you to retain your factory spare tire. The spare will need to be angled a bit as it get raised and lowered but that shouldn't be too much of a hassle. With this hitch you will be required to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 to support the carrier and not void the hitch warranty. For a similar hitch that wouldn't...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and they told me that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the Curt Trailer Hitch part # C12112, to the outer edge of the bumper on your 2014 Mazda CX-9 is 3-1/2 inches. I checked the dimensions on the Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # ETTHT2C-1, and found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the bike rack when folded up is 3-1/2 inches. That would put the bike carrier so...
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  • Yes you should torque the bolts down properly with a torque wrench. Torque wrenches can be found at any store that carries a good selection of automotive tools. The torque rating for the bolts with this hitch, currently, are listed for 76 Lb.-Ft. This number can change if the manufactuerer changes hardware or if Mazda were to adjust the frame, so always check the instructions included with the hitch for torque rating.
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  • As you can see by clicking on the provided video link, when we installed the Curt # 13575 on the 2010 CX-9 we found that the hitch pin hole to bumper dimension is 4-3/4 inches. The 2009 model should be similar. In addition to the hitch, you might also need the following to complete your towing system: Trailer Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Connector # 118520 Ball Mount # 2923 1-7/8 Inch Trailer Ball # 19260 2 Inch Trailer Ball # 19247 I will link you to install instructions...
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  • With the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87438, installed on your 2010 Mazda CX-9, you will be able to use just about any hitch mount bike rack available. The restrictions are that the rack will need to fit in a 2 inch receiver opening, and it will need to clear the rear bumper of the CX-9. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch below. You will need a rack with more than 7 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest...
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  • I have just returned from the warehouse and have looked at the actual hitch. The hitch does feature the mounting plate and is exactly as shown in the photo. The easiest method would be to keep the connector in the cargo area until needed. When you are towing, you can run the wire out the rear door and close the door on it. The weatherstripping around the rear door is thick enough that the wires will not be damaged, as long as you avoid the area around the latch. This method...
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  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your CX-9 is the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13575. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 2010 CX-9 you can check out. Carrying 3 standard and one 3-wheel trike is going to be difficult. Although costly, I recommend a hitch-mounted carrier like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Trike Carrier, part # HR1450R-TRKADP2. This will carry the trike and...
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  • You can use either the inside straps or the Rightline Car Clips, part # RL100600, to attach the Rightline Rooftop Cargo Bag, part # RL100S10, to your 2008 Mazda CX-9. It would just be a matter of preference on which system you would want to use. If you are mounting the cargo bag over the sunroof you will not want to operate the sunroof. I would also recommend to use the Rightline Non-Skid Protection Pad, part # RL100650, under the cargo bag to protect your vehicles roof and...
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