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Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2016 Kia Sorento, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Circuit XT Roof Bike Rack, part number TH526XT. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show you how it installs. We're going to go ahead and start in the back here and show you this wheel strap. It's ratcheting, and it has this pad here at the top which can be removed if you have larger size tires. It is movable along the track here to accommodate different sized bikes. How it attaches around our roof rack here has this bracket with these 2 turn knobs. You loosen them up to take it off, tighten them up.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today we're going to be taking a look at the WeatherTech cargo liner in black, part #WT40797 in our 2016 Kia Sorento. First thing I'm going to do is show you how to install this WeatherTech cargo mat. We'll open up our back hatch and grab our cargo liner. Just take it, slide it up in there, kind of help push it around on the edges, push it down to make sure it's seated in there well. As you can see, this mat is designed to fit exactly to the contours of the trunk of this Kia Sorento, because it fits well around the wheel wells and it's even, as you can see here where it's got these cargo hooks in the back, it's got a little cut-out in the lip around the edge so you can still fully access those. The nice part about this lip that's around the edge is that that's there to help keep any dirt or debris contained within this mat so that it doesn't spill off in your carpet or anything like that. Also, if we look down here you can see these grooves, these channels, those are there to just kind of help keep anything that may spill, help keep it contained so it's not sloshing all over the place as you're going down the road.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today we're going to be reviewing and installing the Taconcha T-One vehicle wiring harness for the factory tow package with a four pole flat trailer connector, part number 118269 for the 2016 Kia Sorento. Here we've got everything that comes with our T-One connector kit. Right here we've got the instructions which give you instructions for both the Sorento and the Hyundai Veracruz. We've got some zip ties for tying all our loose wiring up. We've got double-sided sticky tape which will go on the back of our module here. We've also got this little self-tapper screw. If you want you can give a little bit of extra security on that module.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider Hanging Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is Y02472. Now, we already have our bikes secured down, we're going to show you how we do that first. We have 2 cradles in place here, with 3 straps altogether, 2 on our frame, and 1 as an anti-sway. These are also known by Yakima as ZipStrip. We're just going to remove those first, and we can pull our bike off, and set it off to the side.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9034. Now we already have our bike secured down, first going to show you a few features, take a few measurements and show you how our bike gets secured into place. The first feature I want to show you is our tilting feature because we can't actually do this with our bikes installed on our bike rack. We're going to come here to the back handle. There's going to be a grey piece.



Swagman XTC4 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XTC4 platform style 4 bike rack. That part number is S64665. Now we already had our bikes secured down but first, I'm going to show you how we do that. Now, on our front and back tire we have our straps. These are going to hold our bikes and make sure that they stay down in to our cradles. Those are quick and easy to remove.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat Sherpa Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is S103. Now, we already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to go over some features, take a few measurements, and show you how our bike is secured down. First feature I want to show you is our tilting feature, because we can do this while our bike rack is fully loaded. There's a chrome handle here on the other side. We're just going to open that up, release it and it's going to allow us to tilt that rack away from our vehicle.



Pro Series Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on 2016 Kia Sorento, we're doing a test fit of the Pro Series Q-slot platform style 2- and 4-bike rack. That part number is PS63138. We already have our bike secured down. First going to show you how we do that, and then we'll go over some other features of the rack itself. With the front and back tire, we have hook and loop straps that are going to hold our tires into place, those are quick and easy to remove. Then in the center, we have a frame hook, this is going to hold our bike down into our wheel cradles and secure it in place.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we're doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging style, 2-bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place here with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by releasing those.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we're doing a test fit of the Inno tire hold platform style two bike rack. That part number is INH305. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you a few features, take a few measurements, and then go over how our bike is secured down. The first feature I want to show you is our tilting feature because we can actually tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bike still attached. We're going to come here and pull down on this black lever.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 x 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with both inch and 1/4 and 2 inch hitches and has a 300 pound weight capacity though it is on the lighter end of our cargo carrier. It's very easy to insert into our hitch and lift any time we need to move it. First thing we're going to do while it's on our vehicle is take a few measurements. We're going to start off with our ground clearance.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today, on this 2016 Kia Sorento, we're going to be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack system, consisting of part numbers THARB47, which are the load bars, part number TH460R, which are the Thule Podium Foot Pack, and part number THKIT4056, which is the Fit Kit, or clamps that go around to your factory raised side rails here. Now, we have the first one installed already. Let's go ahead and show you how the rear one installs. We have it partially assembled on our table here. We'll go ahead and show you how that goes together. First off, we'll take the Fit Kit portion, which has this tightening tool and this bolt here, which will go through the center portion of this Podium Foot Pack. You'll see it has a threaded hole right there. Let's go ahead and loosely install it for now.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2016 Kia Sorento, we're going to be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers TH7601-TH7602, which will be the load bars with the feet, and part number THKIT4056 which is the Fit Kit that clamps around your raised factory side rails. We have the front one installed already. Let's go ahead and show you how the rear one installs. We have it partially assembled on our table here, the foot pack already attached to our load bar. Let's show you how the other one attaches. If you look at the end here you'll see it has a threaded hole here in the center. That's where our bolt from our Fit Kit will thread into.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today in this 2016 Kia Sorento, we're going to be test fitting the Cool Lot Trio roof bike rack, part number TR02. As you can see we already have a bike installed on the rack let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. It has two points of contact to hold your bike in place. We're going to have a wheel strap in the back which ratchets, and is movable along the bike rack itself to accommodate different sized bikes. At the front we have a skewer, which will hold the force of your bike in place and it clamps down on both sides. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. Go ahead and loosen this up back here first. I'm going to go ahead and open up the skewer by popping that loose.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2016 Kia Sorento, we're going to be test fitting the Thule ThruRide Roof Bike Rack, part number TH535. We already have the bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, how it attaches to the rack . We have a wheel strap in the back here which can be moved along the bike rack itself to accommodate varying sized bikes. At the front, we have a skewer here which holds the forks of our bike in place. Let's go ahead and go back to the back here, and we're going to move that and take the bike off and set it aside for now. To loosen up the skewer here, you'll see this little handle. You just push that out like so. Go to the other side and maybe loosen it up.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our two thousand sixteen Kia Sorento, we're doing a test fit of the Inno Multi-Fork Lock Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is INA three nine two. Now we already have our bike on the rack, we're first going to show you how we secure that down. Back here in the back we have a ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your bike racks. To release that, we're just going to push on the black button here, and lift up. Now a great thing about this cradle itself is that it's got two channels. A smaller one here in the middle which is going to fit your smaller tire bikes like you see there, and then a bigger channel which is going to fit larger tire bikes.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento we're doing a test-fit of the Inno Fork Lock III Roof Mounted Bike Rack. That part number is INA391. Now we already have it loaded up on our vehicle. We're first going to show you how we strap down our bike. Here in the back we have a ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your bike racks. We're just going to push the black button and lift that strap up out of the way. Up at the front we have a locking cover here to secure your bike rack and your bike to your vehicle.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we're test fitting this Swagman XE2. This is a platform style 2 bike rack. It's been designed for use with inch and a quarter or with two-inch hitches. The part number on it is S64650. Now, the XE2 is going to use two wheels hoops and a frame hook to hold our bike into position. It's a really nice steady bike rack.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorento, we've got the Thule Roadway out and we're test fitting it, see what kind of room we've got between the rack and the vehicle itself. This is a 2 bike hanging style rack. They've designed it for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is TH912XTR. Now the Roadway uses 3 straps to hold each bike in position. We're going to have 2 for the top frame too and also one for the anti sway cradle.



RockyMounts Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2016 Kia Sorrento, we're doing a test fit of the Rocky Mounts Brass Knuckles Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, that part number is RKY1202. We already have our bike loaded up, we're first going to show you how we do that. Here in the back, we have a ratcheting strap you're going to see on most of your bike racks. To release that, we're just going to push and lift up, and then at the front, we have a little bit more complicated situation. We have another ratcheting strap, again you'll release that the same way. We have a wheel cradle here in the back that's just going to sit the back of the tire right up against there, and then we have our Brass Knuckles wheel hook. To release that, we're just going to push and lift up, and then if we want to put it back, we just use some force and pull that down, and that's just going to push that bike down into our bike rack.





Kia Sorento Questions

  • The most definitive way to determine if your 2013 Kia Sorento has the factory towing prep package is to have the dealer run the VIN number. They will be able to you how it is equipped. The trailer wiring for vehicles with the tow prep package, # 118269, is located behind the driver side rear wheel along the frame rail. I have linked instructions for you. If you have a 4 cylinder model or a model without the tow prep package use # 118506. For a trailer hitch, the most popular...
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  • The 2016 Kia Sorento is part of the latest (third) generation of this vehicle. The Curt wiring harness you referenced, custom-fit 4-pole harness # C56151, is a confirmed fit for the 2016 Sorento and it fits either V6 or 4-cylinder versions with the factory tow package wiring. My contact at Curt verified this for me. If your Sorento does not have the factory tow package then instead you will need part # 56146KIT which is a hardwire installation. The kit includes everything you...
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  • Provided that you stay under the 3500/350 pound capacity of the 2012 Kia Sorento, it can handle a 16 foot standard/deluxe Spirit or the standard 17 foot model. The safe bet is to go with the 16 foot standard model but a deluxe should be fine. Your Kia will need to be properly equipped. Only models equipped a certain way can tow the 3,500 pounds. With a V6 and the tow prep package you should be at that 3500 pounds. Consult the owners manual to be sure. You can use Hidden...
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  • You hit the nail on the head. Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are manufactured by the same company, Cequent Performance Products. Both hitches are identical except for the label. Keep in mind that the hitches will not fit a dual exhaust vehicle (with pipes on both sides of the vehicle). If you are interested in a hitch with a less obtrusive appearance, the Curt Class III, part # C13073 might be a better alternative. I have edited a photo for you showing a rear view of both hitches...
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  • The Bulldog Replacement Heavy-Duty Caster, # BDCP555 is indeed compatible with the Bulldog # BD155022 jack that you have. Keep in mind that the capacity of the jack will be decreased to 1500 lb when using the caster. Since the jack only needs to support the tongue weight of the camper and not the entire weight, this should not prove to be a problem with a pop-up camper.
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  • The easiest way would be to call your dealer's service department and have them run the VIN of your vehicle. They should be able to tell you exactly how your vehicle was equipped. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch you referred to, part # C13152 will fit all models of the 2015 Sorento. If you weren't planning on towing with the hitch, but were going to use the hitch as an attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessory, it won't matter whether you have the...
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  • The Curt Wiring Harness part # C56151 that you referenced would fit your 2016 Kia Sorento if it had a V6 engine and the tow package, but since you have a 4-cylinder you would want the # 56146KIT instead. I confirmed these fits with Curt.
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  • You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118269. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our...
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  • The only wiring harness for a 2012 Kia Sorento that does not require a direct connection to the battery is # 118541, but it only fits models that have the factory tow package. If the vehicle does not have the factory tow package, you will need to use Tow Ready Wiring Harness, # 118506 or CURT Wiring Harness, # C56163. With either of these harnesses, a few customers found the green wire (for the passenger side tail light) to be a little short. One customer did find an alternate...
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  • Your owners manual should indicate if your 2011 Kia Sorento came equipped with a factory tow package. You can also look under your vehicle to see if there is a connector on the driver side frame rail behind the rear tire. Typically you would not see a 4 cylinder model come equipped with a tow package from the factory. If your Kia Sorento does not have a factory tow package, you will need the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # C56163. Part # C56163 will connect...
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  • The tongue weights of the Curt # C13195 trailer hitch and Hidden Hitch # 87665 are determined by the manufacturer. Tongue weight capacity represents the maximum amount of downward force that can safely be applied to the trailer hitch receiver. During the testing process, Curt determined that their # C13195 hitch can hold up to 750 pounds of tongue weight, while Hidden Hitch has determined their # 87665 hitch to have a 500 pound tongue weight capacity. Curt has also determined...
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  • A vehicle specific wiring harness is the best way to get the trailer lighting to work on your 2011 Kia Sorento. If your vehicle has the factory tow package wiring installed you will need the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118451, which will connect to existing connectors located along the frame on the passengers side near the rear tire. The instructions, see link, show pictures of the connectors you will need to use. If your vehicle does not have the factory tow...
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  • For a 2016 Kia Sorento you can use Curt wiring harness # C56151. Curt does have this harness listed for all models of the 2016 Kia Sorento. If you also need a trailer hitch I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 75908. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver rated for 500 pounds tongue weight and 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight. I also recommend 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...
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  • The Curt Hitch part # C11391 that you referenced would be the correct hitch for your 2015 Honda Civic Sedan. If you were looking for a bike rack to go along with this hitch I would recommend the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This is a great rack that has a ton of positive review from our customers who have bought it. Check out the review video I attached.
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  • The biggest difference between the Swagman G10, part # S64682 and the XTC-2, part # S64670 is that the G10 is capable of folding up toward the rear of the vehicle when not in use. The G10 also includes a locking hitch pin and bike frame hooks to secure the rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the rack. Another difference is the frame design. The XTC-2 carries both bikes on hoops attached to one rail, while the G10 uses one rail for each bike, this allows the G10 a higher weight...
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  • I can help you with the trailer wiring and brake controller, but so that you don't void any warranties you will need to contact a better informed Kia dealer to determine exactly what their tow package is. Most likely it is trailer wiring, hitch, and transmission cooler, but since they are the ones who would honor the warranty you will need to clear that with them first. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # C56256. From...
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  • The light that indicates that the 12 volt circuit is hot is normal and it will not drain the battery. Think of it as the battery having a really long positive terminal that just extends to the rear of the vehicle. If nothing is drawing power from it, it will not drain the battery. If you did have a trailer connected, for example, and that trailer used the 12 volt circuit for an accessory that remained on all the time, that would draw power from the vehicle power and could potentially...
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  • The process for installing trailer wiring harness # C56256 on your 2016 Kia Sorento will be the same as the video linked for the 2015. Vehicles come in generations and the custom fit items usually fit all models in that generation which is why you can go by the 2015 video. You cannot attach the power wire on the harness to that 12 volt outlet power wire. First, installing the harness in any other way than what's stated in the installation instructions would void your warranty...
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  • According to Yakima, the LoadWarrior Cargo Basket, # Y07070, and the LoadWarrior Extension, # Y07074, will fit the factory crossbars of your 2014 Kia Sorento SX. Before loading any cargo on the roof of your Sorento, I recommend checking your owners manual to verify the weight capacity of your roof. The weight of the basket and cargo must remain under the vehicle roof weight capacity. Another item you may be interested in is the Yakima Stretch Net, # Y07072, to hold down any...
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  • The Yakima Roof Rack that consists of part numbers # Y00408 and # Y00138-Y8880201 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Kia Sorento that has factory flush rails and no sunroof.
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