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Is a Mazda 6 diesel suitable for towing a boat?

I'm thinking of buying a 2014 Mazda6 turbo-diesel wagon and was wondering if it's suitable to tow my boat, which is about 700 kg loaded. I drive Sydney to Queensland twice a year as well as some country weekend runs with the boat. And do you know of any known problems I should look for with this model? I also like the Passat diesel as well. What are your thoughts?

It is rated to tow 750 kg if the trailer doesn’t have any brakes, or 1600 kg if it does have brakes. The Passat diesel will also tow 750 kg with an unbraked trailer, but 1500 kg when the trailer has brakes. There are no major concerns with either of them.

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