2016 Mazda CX-5 Trailer Hitch Recommendation

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What is the better brand and quality of trailer hitch for the Mazda cx-5? I am looking for one that is reliable in terms of towing capacity but also visibly subtle does not extend far out from the back of the vehicle. Any suggestions?

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The best hitch for your needs for your 2016 Mazda CX-5 is the Curt hitch part # C13315. This is the Class III hitch that has the hitch opening the most recessed under the rear bumper like you are looking for that has plenty of towing capacity at 4,000 lb trailer weight. It also has a concealed crosstube which makes it even less visible.

For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118563 which is also a confirmed fit. I attached install videos for this and the hitch as well.

Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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