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Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System using part numbers tharb53 and th450r. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we will begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front part of our roof. To make sure our bars stay straight across from each other, we'll find a fixed point on the side rail and use that for our foot location. We can bring the rubber coated strap around the underside of our rail and fit it back into the foot pack. We'll use the included tool to tighten the Allen bolt and secure our straps around our side rails. We'll move from the passenger's side to the driver's side to evenly secure it. We'll grab our rear bar, place it under the rear part of our roof. Thule recommends that we have a minimum load bar spread of 24 inches.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack using part numbers, THLB50 and TH450. With our roof rack assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing our front bar into the front portion of our roof rack. Then, to be sure our feet are even, we'll want to find a fixed point on our side rails to use as a guide. In this case, there's a seam where the side rail meets the foot. We will place the leading edge of our foot pack on this seam. We will now bring our rubber-coated strap around our rail, placing into the appropriate slot of our foot pack. Do this on the other side as well.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we will be test fitting the 38 inch Thule fairing part number TH871XT. With the Thule CrossRoad roof rack system assembled on our vehicle, well begin here on the passenger side and fit our clips around the front bar. Well then move to the driver side and repeat the same process. With our clips on our front load bar, well place our fairing on our roof and get it centered with our vehicle. With our fairing centered, well now reposition our clips to line up with the clamps. Well take our clamps, slide them over our clips and let them snap into position.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we will be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a roof mounted bike rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack system on our vehicle well being our test fit by placing the Big Mouth directly onto our load bars. Here at the front well bring our clamps around our front bar, fit the T-bolt through the slot and tighten it with the wing nut on top. Here at the rear well undo one of the wing nuts to bring our bolts around our rear bar, take our bolts fit it back through our clamp and secure it by tightening both wing nuts down. With our rack secured to our vehicle well go ahead loosen our wheel straps and make sure our frame jaws are open. Well grab our bike; place it onto our Big Mouth. Well secure it first by fitting the frame jaws around the lower part of our bikes frame. Then move to each wheel and tighten with the wheel straps. With our bike loaded up we are ready to go.That will complete todays test fit of the Thule Big Mouth; part number TH599XTR, on our 2014 Kia Sorento. .



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing, a swinging 4-bike rack for 2-inch hitches, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, pulling out on the attached pin as we do. Once our pin holes are lined up, we'll want to be sure that our attached pin falls into place. We'll then use the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device and further secure our rack to our vehicle. With our rack in this position, we have about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about an inch and a half, and overall, we've added about 11 inches to our Sorento. Pulling the gray handle at the top of our mast will allow us to swing out our dual cradle arms.



SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the SportRack Roof Mounted Fork Mounted Bike Rack, part number SR4622. With the Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack on to the vehicles load bars. Well bring the rubber coated black brackets around the underside of the front bar up to the predrilled holes of the front platform. Then well take our black wing nuts and thread that on to the black brackets, securing the front part of our bike rack to our front bar.Next, well move to the rear, well slide the black bolts to the predrilled holes in the bike rack, taking our black plastic piece, placing it between our bike rack and our load bar, well then run the bolts through the black rubber coated metal bracket, and secure it with the wing nuts. Once everything is tighten down and secure, were ready to load up our bike. Well make sure our securer is loose in the front.



Saris Cycle-On 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Saris Cycle On, a locking platform style 2 bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number SA4024. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it down with a wrench and secure it with the supplied lock. With our bike rack in this position, we have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the vehicle is about 6-1/2 inches and overall, weve added about 14-1/2 inches to the length of our Sorento. In the stored position, as you can see here, we do have full access to our rear hatch. Pulling the pin at the base of the rack will allow us to unfold it into the loading position. With our rack in this position, we do have 18 inches of ground clearance here at the rear. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorento is about 8-1/2 inches and overall, weve added about 28 inches to the length of the vehicle.To ready our rack to load our bike, well first want to extend the front wheel hook all the way up and out and undo the rear wheel clamp.



Pro Series Solo Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 KIA Sorento, we will be test fitting the 31 by 47 Pro Series Solo cargo carrier for 2 inch hitches. With a 400 pound weight capacity, it's part number is PS1040100. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pins holes, insert our pins, and secure it with a clip. With our carrier secure, we will have about 13 inches of ground clearance at the rear. The closest point of the carrier to the back of our vehicle is about 7 3/4 of an inch. Overall, we've added about 39 1/2 inches to the length of our Sorento. The exhaust on our Sorento exists on the passenger side and it points directly out of the rear of the vehicle towards the cargo carrier. It's about 10 1/2 inches from our carrier.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we will be test fitting the 24 x 60 Pro-Series Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches. With a 500 pound capacity its part number 63153. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, slide in our pin and secure it with our clip. In this position we have about 13 of an inch of ground clearance at the rear of our carrier. The closest point of our carrier to the back of the Sorento is about 8 inches. Overall weve added about 34 inches to the length of the vehicle.The exhaust exits the rear of the Sorento on the passenger side.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the 17x50 Maxxtow cargo carrier for 2-inch hitches. With 500-pound weight capacity, its part number is Mt70107. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, insert our pin, and secure it with the clip. In this position, you'll have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the back of the vehicle is about 3-1/2 inches, and overall, we've added about 22-1/4 inches to the length of the Sorento. The exhaust on our Sorento exits on the passenger side, and it points directly out of the rear of the vehicle, towards the cargo carrier. This should be considered, when transporting heat sensative materials.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow n Go Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow N Go Hitch Mounted 3 Bike Rack, part number HR135. Well be using the hidden hitch ball mount with the super extra-long shank, part number 80232. This is sold separately, along with the hitch pin and clip. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up our pin holes and secure it with the pin and clip. You will notice that the fit is a little loose. We do have available for purchase an anti-rattle device, which will prevent any wobble within the hitch.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Yakima HoldUp, a platform style tilting two-bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number Y02443. Begin the test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, well then secure this with the provided lock. In this position, youll have 11-1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorento is about 2-3/4 of an inch. Overall, weve added about 10-1/2 inches to the length of the vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Thule Vertex, a Tilting 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches. Part number is TH9029. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes. We're going to thread in our anti-rattle bolt, then tighten it with a wrench. In this position, you have about 11-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorento is about 3", and overall we've added about 11" to the vehicle. By pulling the gray lever at the base of the center mast, we can tilt the bike rack away from our vehicle. As you can see, we have full access to our rear hatch in this position.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Thule T2 a platform-style bike rack for 2" hitches, part number TH916XTR. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. We can then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we will have about 11" of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the Sorento is about 1 3/4". Overall, we added about 12" to the length of the vehicle.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Arrow, a tilting 2-bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number TH9042. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. When doing this, we'll want to pull out on the attached pins, line up our pin holes and make sure it drops into place. We can then turn the black knob on the rear of the rack. This will engage our anti-rattle device and further secure our rack to our vehicle. In this position, we'll have about 11 3/4" of ground clearance.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorrento we will be test-fitting the Thule Doubletrack. A platform-style two-bike rack for inch-and-a-quarter and two-inch hitches. Part number TH990XT. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. In this position, we have about 10-1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorrento is about two-and-a-half inches, and overall we've added about 10 inches to the length of our vehicle. Pulling the gray handle at the base of the bike rack will allow us to unfold it into the loading position.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Thule Circuit, a roof-mounted bike rack, part number Th526. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system already assembled on our vehicle, we will begin our test fit by placing the Thule Circuit directly on top of our load bars. We will first remove our front skewer, lift up on the black lever, bring the front clamp around our front bar, place the T-bolt in the slot at the rear of the clamp, then pull back down on the black lever, tightening that around our front bar. To secure this lever in the downward position, we will now reinsert our front skewer. We'll now move to the rear of our rack, and we will bring the rear bracket around our rear bar. We'll slide the bolt into the appropriate slot, and tighten down, using our wing nuts. With our rack secured to our load bars, we will loosen our front skewer, and undo our rear wheel strap.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today in our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Thule Apex. A tilting 4 bike rack, 4 inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. Part number Th9025. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. While doing this, we want to pull out on the attached pin, move entering the black knob on the rear. The rack engaging our anti rattle device and further securing the rack to our vehicle.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorrento, we will be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 platform style two-bike rack, for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number S64670. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Were going to line up our pin holes, slide in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench. Once thats secure, we will have about 15-1/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorrento is about 4-3/4 of an inch. Overall, weve added about 20 inches to the length of our vehicle.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, part number S64720. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring our U bolt around the underside of our load bars, putting it back up through the front platform. We'll secure it by tightening down two wing nuts. We can move to the other side and repeat this process here on the front platform. Here at the rear, we'll drop the U bolt through the top of the bike rack, being sure that it comes out on both sides of our load bar. We'll then install our plate, making sure that the bolts go through our plate, and secure it by tightening down the two wing nuts. With both the front and the rear secure, we'll go ahead and undo our wheel straps, and open up our frame jaw. We'll now grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento - Video

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorrento, we will be test fitting the Swagman Titan, a tilting 4-bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number S63410. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Were going to line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with our wrench. With our rack in this position, we have about 14 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the Sorrento is about 7-1/2 inches. Overall, weve added about 18-1/2 inches to the vehicle.



Swagman G10 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Swagman G10, a platform-style, tilting 2-bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2"-hitches, part number S64681. Today begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, secure it with the provided lock, then tighten it down with a wrench. With our bike rack in this position, we have about 11 1/4" worth of ground clearance. Our closest point of the rack to the back of the vehicle is about 1". Overall, we've added about 14" to the length of the vehicle. In the stored position, we do have full access to our rear hatch.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the 24X60 Surco Cargo Carrier for two inch hitches with the 500 pound weight capacity. It's part number 52018. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up our pinholes, insert our pin, and secure it with a clip. In this position, we'll have about ten and three quarters of an inch of ground clearance at the rear of our carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the back of the Sorento is about an inch and a half.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today in our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test the sport rack super ez. A platform style two bike rack, 4 inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. Part number SR2901LR. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. We can then secure it with the provided lock. With our bike rack in this position, you're going to see we have about 13 and a half inches of ground clearance.



SportRack 3 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Sportrack tilting 3-bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SR2403. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll want to line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and go ahead tighten it down with a wrench. There is a cotter pin to secure it further. In this application, it will not go in. With our bike rack in this position, we'll have about 11" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorento is about 6".



Softride Element Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram tilting four-bike rack for inch and a quarter and two-inch hitches, part number SR26248. To begin our test fit, we'll side the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin holes, trend in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench. With everything secure, we'll have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the vehicle is about two and a half inches. Overall, we've added about 11 and a quarter inches to the length of our Sorento. By pulling the black handle on the right side of the rack, we can tilt it away from our vehicle.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram, a tilting 4-bike rack for 1-1/4- and 2-inch hitches, part number SR26247. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with our wrench, and then secure it with the provided lock. In this position, we'll have about 10-3/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorento is about 5 inches, and overall, we've added about 35 inches to the length of the vehicle. For ease of storage, the arms in the parallelogram are removable. With these arms removed, you will be adding about 14-1/2 inches to the length of your vehicle. With our cradle arms reinserted, we'll undo our cradle straps, grab our bike, place our bike into our cradles, and secure it with the straps. One of the great features of the Dura Parallelogram is its ability to tilt away from your vehicles, even with your bikes loaded. To do this, you pull the black T handle on the right side of the rack, tilt it away from our vehicle. As you can see in this position, we have great access to our rear hatch, and it also lowers our loading height when we want to load our bike. With our mast back in its upright position, that will complete today's test fit of the Softride Dura Parallelogram, part number SR26247, on our 2014 Kia Sorento.



Saris Thelma 3 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Saris Thelma platform style 3-bike rack for 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, part number SA4239B. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench. We'll then secure it with a clip. With our bike rack in this position, we have about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the vehicle is about 2-1/4 inches, and overall, we've added about 10 inches to the length of the Sorento. By pulling the gold pin at the base of the rack, we can unfold it into its loading position. We'll want to reinsert that pin to secure it. With our bike rack in this position, we have about 18-1/2 inches of ground clearance here at the rear of the rack.



Saris Freedom 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Saris Freedom, a platform style 2-bike rack for 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches. Its part number is SA4412B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it down using a wrench, and then, we'll secure that with a clip. With our rack in this position, we have about 11-1/2 inches worth of ground clearance. Our closest point of the rack to the back of the Sorento is about 10-1/2 inches, and overall, we've added about 23 inches to the length of the vehicle. As you can see, with our bike rack in this position, we do have full access to our rear hatch. By pulling the yellow T handle at the base of the center mast, we can move that into its upright position. We'll then want to undo our wheel cradle straps and our frame cradle strap on that center mast.



Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Saris Axis, a tilting 3-bike rack for 1-1/4- and 2-inch hitches, part number SA843B. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and secure it with the provided lock. With our bike rack in this position, we have about 11-1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorento is about 5 inches, and we've added about 14 inches to the overall length of the car. By pulling the yellow T handle at the base of the rack, we can tilt it away from our vehicle. This will give us full access to our rear hatch. By lifting the two yellow levers and moving our cradle arms toward our center mast, we can move them up into the loading position. We want to be sure our bars are either even or slightly inclined. We'll now undo our cradle straps, grab our bike, place our bike into our cradles, and secure it with the three straps. With our bike secure, that will complete today's test fit of the Saris Axis, part number SA843B, on our 2014 Kia Sorento.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Saris Axis, a tilting 2-bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SA832B. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a wrench, then secure it with a clip. With our rack secure, we'll have about 11 1/4" of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our Sorento will be about 5". Overall, we've added about 12 1/2" to the length of the car. Pulling the yellow T-handle at the base of the rack will allow you to tilt it away from your vehicle.





Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we will be test fitting the 23x56 ROLA Dart Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches. With a 450 pound weight capacity, it's part number 59550. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll want to line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench. With our carrier secure, we'll have about 11 inches of ground clearance at the rear. The closest point of the carrier to the back of the Sorento is about 3 and 3 quarters of an inch, and overall we've added about 10 and a quarter inches to the length of our vehicle.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the 22x59 Rola cargo carrier for two-inch hitches. With a 600-pound weight capacity, it's part number 59502. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, slide in our pin, and secure it with a clip. In this position, you have about 14 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the back of the Sorento is about 8-1/2 inches, and overall, we've added about 32 inches to the length of our car. The exhaust on the Sorento exits the rear on the passenger side. It's located about 11-3/4 inches away from our carrier.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorrento, we will be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System installed on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly on top of the load bars. We will bring our steel, rubber-coated straps around our front load bar, placing them back into the head of the rack. We will then move to the rear mounting point of our bike rack, where well use a clamp to go underneath the crossbar, and well secure it by tightening down both Allen-bolts. We will then move to the front of the bike rack and further secure our straps with the included Allen tool. With our bike rack secured to the vehicle, we will reinstall our head-cover, then well make sure the skewer is open, and ready for the front fork of our bike. We will also undo our rear wheel strap. We will now place our bike directly onto our rack, placing our front fork into our front skewer first. We will secure our front skewer, then move to the rear wheel and tighten it with the strap. With our bike secure, that will complete our test fit of the RockyMounts TieRod, part number RKY1014.





Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the pro series q-slot, a platform style 2 or 4 bike rack for 2 inch hitches. Part number PS63138. Today we will be test fitting the 2 bike configuration. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes; we'll then thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. With our bike rack secure, we'll have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of our rack to the back of our Sorento's about 8 inches and overall we've added about 23 1/2 inches to the vehicle. Pulling the 2 outside silver pins on the back of the rack will allow us to tilt out our cradle arms .. and pulling the pin in the center mast will allow us to swing it away from our vehicle, giving us full access to our rear hatch.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we will be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse Tilting 4 Bike Rack for 2 inch hitches, part number 63124. To begin the test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. In this position you have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of the vehicle is about 4 inches, and overall weve added about 30 inches to the length of our Sorento. Pulling the silver pin at the base of the rack allows us to tilt it away from our vehicle. This will give us full access to our rear hatch. With our mast back in its upright position well undo the cradle straps, grab our bike, place it into the cradles, and secure it using the straps. With our bike secure, that will complete todays test fit of the Pro-Series Eclipse, part number 63124 on our 2014 Kia Sorento. .





Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Kuat Trio roof-mounted bike rack, part number RU01. With our Thule Rapid Crossroad roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we will begin our test fit by placing the Trio directly onto our crossbars. Here at the front, we'll take our U bolts, bring them around the underside of our front crossbar, fitting them back up through the front of our bike rack. With our U bolts through the front of our rack, we'll take our cylinder nuts and thread them down onto the bolt. We will repeat this process for the other U bolt. Then, we will take the included tool, tighten down each nut. With the front secure, we can move to the rear, loosen one of the wing nuts off the bolt, bring the metal bracket around the underside of our bar, re-thread our wing nut, and tighten down to secure. With the front and rear secure, we'll go ahead, loosen our skewer slightly, undo our rear wheel strap, and we can grab our bike. We'll place it directly onto the rack, dropping our front forks down onto the skewer. We will secure the bike first by tightening the front skewer, then move to the rear wheel and tighten it with the strap. With our bike secure, that will complete today's test fit of the Kuat Trio roof-mounted bike rack, part number RU01, on our 2014 Kia Sorento.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Kuat NV. A tilting platform-style two bike rack for two inch hitches. Part number N101. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pinholes, slide through our pin, and secure it with a lock. We'll then want to turn the black knob on the rear of the rack. This is going to engage our anti-rattle device and further secure our rack to our vehicle. With our rack secure, we have about eleven inches worth of ground clearance.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Kuat Beta, an aluminum folding 2 bike rack for 2 inch trailer hitches, Part Numbers B202-2. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin holes, slide through our pin and secure it with the provided lock. We'll then turn the black knob at the rear of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device and further secure our rack to our vehicle. Here at the rear of the rack we'll have about 9 1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the vehicle's about 4 1/2 inches.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our our 2014 Kia Sorrento we will be testing fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2, a platform style two bike rack for two inch hitches, part number HR1450. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin holes, slide in our pin, being sure it engages our anti-rattle device, and then secure that with a clip. We'll then turn the black handle on the rear of the carrier. This is going to engage our anti-rattle device and also further secure the rack to the vehicle. With our rack secure, we have about 10.5 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of of the rack to the back of our Sorrento is about 6 inches and overall we've added about 25.5 inches to the length of the vehicle. Pulling the three pins on the rear of the rack allows us to fold down our wheel cradles and also our center mast.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today in our 2014 Kia Sorento we will be test fitting the 19x60 Curt Folding Cargo Carrier for two inch hitches. With a five hundred pound weight capacity, it's part number is C18100. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinhole, slide in our pin, and secure it with our clip. In this position we have about nine and a half inches of ground clearance, the closest point of the carrier to the back of the vehicle is about two and a half inches. And overall we've added about six and a half inches to the length of our Sorento. Pulling the pin and clip at the base of our rack will allow you to fold it into its loading position. We will want to reinsert the pin and clip to secure it. In this position you will have about eleven and a half inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Curt 17 by 46 Cargo Carrier for inch an a quarter and two inch hitches with a 500 pound weight capacity. It's part number C18145. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of our carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench. In this position you'll have about 11 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest point of the carrier to the back of the vehicle is about two and a quarter inches. Overall we've added about 21 and a quarter inches to the length of our Sorento.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Kia Sorento - Hidden Hitch

All right, today on this 2005 Kia Sorento, were going to install part number 87425 from hidden hitch. All right, and this is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on our SUV. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening to the top of the ground is going to be about 16 and then the hitch sits out past the bumper and the hitch pin hole is approximately about inch past the bumper.Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off our install, we will go ahead and have our spare tire already removed. This will make things a lot easier to install our hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Kia Sorento - Draw-Tite

All right. Today in this 2005 KIA Sorento, were going to install part number 75516 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on our SUV. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bar mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top receiver opening down to the ground, its going to be about 15 inches and then the hitch sits out past the bumper and the hitch pinhole is approximately about one half inch past the bumper. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.







WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2005 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2005 Kia Sorento, we'll be doing a test fit of the WeatherTech Cargo Liner in the tan color, part number WT41249. This liner is also available in the gray color, part number WT42249, as well as black, part number WT40249. We'll go ahead and begin here by raising up the rear-hatch of the vehicle. We'll then remove any existing floor liner or mat that may be in place. With this mat removed, now we're ready to install our new WeatherTech Cargo Liner. We'll go ahead and slide the new liner up into position, making sure that the front lip folds upward, that way we have a raised lip all the way around the edge of the liner. The liner gives you complete coverage of your cargo area, keeping dirt and debris, and liquids, off of your carpet underneath. There's a pattern built into the liner that helps channel dirt and debris for easy cleanup. You'll notice how there's four cutout areas for the four tie down hooks that are in this vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2014 Kia Sorento, we're going to install part number 119147KIT and then we're also going to use part number 118151. Fist thing we're going to do is open up the back hatch. Then we're going to go ahead remove the tail lights. There are two screws we have to remove for each tail light. Remove the two and then we can pop it loose in the bodywork. Then we'll go ahead and disconnect the wire harness from the tail light. There's a small tab we have to push down and then we're going to go ahead and release it from the wiring harness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle wiring harness for factory toll package with a four-pull flat trailer connector, part number C56151. The two ports that well be plugging into the factory wiring harness are located here on the driver side rear. Well need to remove two dust covers, one from each of the plugs on the factory wiring harness before we can install our new Curt T-Connector Vehicle wiring harness.To remove each of the dust covers, simply pushing the locking tab and gently pull out. Now, were ready to plug our new Curt T-Connector in. Simply match up each of the plugs with the opposite side, and plug them in, making sure that we hear each of the locking tabs locked firmly into place. Now that we have each of the plugs connected, well go ahead and add our 10 amp fuse into the red fuse holder.Next, well need to go ahead and add our two-sided tape to the back of the converter box.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver in a Class 3 with a 2 inch opening on the receiver. Part number C13073. Here's what our hitch looks installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 5 inches. From the top of the opening inthe receiver to the ground is approximately 13 and 3 quarter inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now to begin with we're going to need to lower down the spare tire and get it out of the way.





Covercraft Cargo Floor Mat Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting a Cover Craft Premier custom cargo area mat in black, part number CC76285125. We'll begin our test fit by inserting the new Cover Craft floor mat. Once we have it in, we'll go ahead and push it down and fit it into position. These floor mats are custom cut to fit the interior of our vehicle. They're made from a thick Nylon pile, which makes them stylish and durable. The floor mats have a precision stitch fabric that goes around the edge of our mat, which adds extra protection against wear and tear.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2014 Kia Sorento were going to install part number 118269 from Tow Ready. One thing you may want to note on this particular vehicle, it is easier to install the wiring first before you install the hitch. To start off our install, we need to get underneath the vehicle on the drivers side. Theres a plastic panel in the corner that we have to remove. There will be plastic fasteners at the very bottom that we have to remove. We can remove the center with a screwdriver, and then pull out the rest of the plastic rivet.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento - Hidden Hitch

Today in 2014 Kia Sorrento we're going to install part number 90233 from Hidden Hitch. All right this will the Hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top to receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 inches and from thecenter hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 4 inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Now we're going to start of with the spare tire remove from the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2014 KIA Sorento we're going to install part number 36536 from DrawTite. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements that'll help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 4 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorrento, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver, in a class 2, with 1 1/4 inch opening on the receiver, part number C12113. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 and 1/2 and from the ground to the top of the opening in the receiver is approximately 13 inches. Now let's go ahead and installour hitch. Now we've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire down out of the way, with our spare tire down out of the way, next we're going to need to lower the exhaust. To do this we'll need to remove 3 rubber isolators.



Husky Liners WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Husky Liners WeatherBeater custom auto floor linersfor the front and rear in black with part number HL99871. We'll begin our test fit here on the driver's side, and we'll start by removing the previous mat. We'll lay in our new Husky Liner floor mat and fit it down into position. We want to make sure that we open the holes for our factory anchor points. We'll push those through and it fits the rest of our mat into place. One of the first things we noticed about this mat was that it's custom cut to fit this vehicle. We have raised containment walls to help keep messes from seeping over our mat and getting under our carpet.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum 2 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number Y02438. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole, and install the attach pin. We'll tighten the hand knob at the rear of the shank to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over a few measurements.We have a ground clearance of about 11 and a quarter inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Sorento is about four inches, and we've added about 9 and a half inches to the overall length of our Kia. We'll pull the pin with the red knob on the back side of the mast and allow our bike rack to tilt away from the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento well be testing the Tule Hitching Post Pro, folding, tilting 4-bike rack, part number TH934XTR. To being our test it, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube to the hinge. Well line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. Leave about 11 inches of group clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our SUV is about 6 inches, and weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of our Sorento. Well pull the pin at the base of the bike rack, and all it to tilt away from our vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch door. With our mast back in its upright position and the pin reinstalled, well pull the pin at the top of the mask, to swing out our door arms.





Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorrento we will be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large rooftop cargo box with 13 cubic feet of space, glossy black in color, part number TH634B. With a Thule rapid crossroads rook rack system on our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the box up onto the vehicles bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. You will know the knobs have been fully tightened down when the knob starts to click. We can then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Once everything is all tightened down and secured that will complete today's test fit for the Thule Sonic Large, part number TH634B on our 2011 Kia Sorrento. .



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box with 16 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH615. When positioning the box on your roof, remember that it only opens on one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your vehicle. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin ourtest-fitby placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four slots inthe bottom of the box. We can then take the clamps, slide them down though the slots overtop of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secure, that'll complete today's test-fit for the Thule Pulse XL, part number TH615 on our 2011 Kia Sorento. .





Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorrento we will be test fitting the Thule Force Large rooftop cargo box with 13 cubic feet of space, aero skin black in color part number Th624 with a Thule rapid cross roads roof rack system on or vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box, open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps up against the bars. Moving to the other side of the vehicle we will repeat the same process. Now this double sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured that will complete today's test fit for the Thule Force Large rooftop cargo box part number Th624 on our 2011 Kia Sorrento. .



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento we'll be testing a Tule Bigmouth roof-mounted bike rack, part number Th599XTR. With the Tule crossroads roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's bars. Starting at the front, we'll bring the bracket around the underside of the front bar, and insert the T bolt into the designated spots. We can then turn the black wing nuts to tighten down the clamps up against the front bar. Now moving to the rear, we'll remove one of the wing nuts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the bar. We'll then reinstall our wing nut to secure the rear part of the bike rack to the bar.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack System for factory raised side rails, part number TH7502-TH7503. We'll begin our test fit by placing our first bar onto the front of our roof. There's a little line where the raised side rail connects to the roof and the parallel bar connects to the fixed point. There is a crease in which we'll set up our next tube, making sure the front bar is perpendicular to the raised side rails of our Sorento. With this done, we can take the rubber-coated steel straps on number three and insert it into the bottom portion of the blade. We'll then wrap the strap around the raised side rail bringing it back up into the holes of the strap, placing it into the holes at the top portion of the blade.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Roof Top Cargo Box with 14 cubic feet of space, mat black in color, part number TH614. Now this box does only open from one side, so youll need to position it on the passengers side of your roof. With the Thule Rapid Cross Ridge Roof Rack System on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing the box up onto the vehicles load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can then take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over top of each bar and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured that will complete todays test fit of a Thule Pulse Large, part number TH6145 on our 2011 Kia Sorento. .



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Roof Top Cargo Box, with eleven cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH613. Remember that it only opens from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger side of your vehicle. With a Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can then unlock the box, open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can now take the clamps, slide them down through the slots, over top of each bar and then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the load bars. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that'll complete today's test fit for the Thule Pulse Alpine, part number TH613, on our 2011 Kia Sorento.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50 and TH450. This roof rack system is also available as a kit with locks as part number TH450-50. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front of our roof. Now there is a crease in which we are going to use to help us position the front bar. We'll use the crease as a guide to make sure that our feet are right next to it, which will ensure our bar is perpendicular to the rear side rails. With the front bar in place, we can pop off the end caps, bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the rail and hook them into the connection points.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system, using part numbers THARB47 and TH450R. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front of our race side rails. There is a crease in which we are going to use to help us position the front bar. We'll use the crease as a guide to make sure that our feet are right next to it, which will insure our bar is perpendicular to the race side rails. With our front bar in place, we can pop off the end caps and bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the rail and hook them into connection points. We'll then use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the black bolt to tighten down the straps up against the rail. We'll then repeat the same process for the other side. We'll now place our second bar onto the rear of our roof. We'll then measure the load bar spread.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2011 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY0438. With the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test today by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's bars. At the rear of the bike rack, we'll loosen up the wing nut and position the bracket around the rear bar. We'll slide the bolt into the pre-drilled holes and re-install our wing nut, leaving it loose so we can adjust the front of the bike rack. Now, moving to the front, we can remove the black plastic cover as well as our skewer to expose the 2 Allen bolts. We'll use the included Allen wrench to remove the 2 Allen bolts to position the bracket around the underside of the front bar.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento - Draw-Tite

All right, today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we're going to install part number 75772 from Draw-Tite. All right, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the recover opening down to the ground will be about 13-1/4", and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be about 4". Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First off, we're going to start off with the spare tire removed from the vehicle.



U-Ace Kagu Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the U-Ace 3D Kagu custom cargo area floor liner in black, part number M1KA0091309. This is also available in beige with part number M1KA0091302, and in gray with part number M1KA0091301. Well simply place our cargo liner directly into the cargo space. Well make our way around the edges fitting it into position. One of the first things we noticed was how the precision molded mat fits the contour of the cargo space very well. This provides great coverage for the cargo area.



U-Ace 3D Classic Front Middle Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test-fitting the 3D custom-model floor mats from U-Ace for the front, middle and rear of your vehicle in color black, part number L1KA00902209. These are also available in beige, with part number L1KA00902202 and gray with part number L1KA00902201. To begin our test-fit here at the front, well start on the drivers side by removing the previous mat. Well lay in our new U-Ace mat, fit it into place, making sure that the anchor points come up through the anchor holes. One of the great things we know about this mat is the grip pad right here in the middle. This is for your heel to rest on so you dont slip or lose control during acceleration or breaking.



U-Ace Classic 3rd Row Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner for the Third Row and black, part number L1KA00932209. Here in the third row, well begin the test fit by removing the previous mat. Well lay in our new U-Ace mat. Well push it into place to make sure its a good fit. As you can see, it fits really well with our vehicle. Its got a custom mold, so it s designed to really fit the contour of our vehicle well to go around the sit rails and up underneath the second row.



U-Ace 3D Classic 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the U-Ace 3D Classic custom auto floor liners for the second row in black with part number L1KA00922209. These mats are also available in gray with part number L1KA00922201, and in color beige with part number L1KA00922202. Here in the second row well go ahead and remove the previous mat. Well lay in our new U-Ace mat pressing it down into position to make sure that its a good fit. As you can see the mat really fits the contour of our vehicle very well. These mats are waterproof and shock absorbent.



U-Ace 3D Classic Front Row Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the U-Ace 3D custom auto floor liners with the MAXspider grip for the front row part number L1KA00912209. These mats are also available in gray with part number L1KA00912201, and in beige with part number L1KA00912202. To begin our test fit here at the front well start on the drivers side by removing the previous mat. Well lay in our new U-Ace mat, fit it into place making sure that the anchor points come up through the anchor holes. One of the great things we noticed about this mat is the gripped pad right here in the middle. This is for your heel to rest on so that you dont slip or lose control during acceleration or braking.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today, on our 2014 Kia Sorento, were going to install part number C13152 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, it will be about 13-1/2 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper, it will be about 4-7/8 inches. Now, well go ahead with the hitch installed.



U-Ace 3D Kagu 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the U Ace 3D Kagu custom auto floor liner for the second row, in color black, with part number L1KA00921509. These are also available in gray, with part number L1KA00921501, and in beige, with part number L1KA00921502. To begin our test fit, here on the second row, we'll lay in the new U Ace liner and push it down into position. It extends all the way from the driver's side to the passenger side, providing very good coverage all the way up underneath the front row seats and tucking back to the second row seats. It has a lip that goes around the edge, which helps to hold in different types of materials or debris that you may track into your vehicle. On the underside of the liner is the anti-slip MAXpider fibers to help hold the mat in place without damaging the carpet.



U-Ace 3D Kagu Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the 3D Kagu Custom auto floor liners from U-Ace for the front row of our vehicle, part number L1KA00911509 in black. To begin our test fit well start on the drivers side by removing the previous mats. Well place in our new U-Ace liner and push it into position. We want to make sure that we get the anchor points through the custom holes. Here in the middle of our liner is a pad. This is for our heel to rest on when accelerating or braking, and its made of nonslip material.



U-Ace 3D Kagu Front Middle and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom auto floor liners for the front, middle and third row of your vehicle in color black with part number L1KA00901509. These are also available in color gray with part number L1KA00901501 and in beige with part number L1KA00901502. Here in the front to begin our test fit well start on the drivers side by removing the previous mats. Well place in our new U-Ace liner and push it into position. We want to make sure that we get the anchor points through the custom holes. Here in the middle of our liner is a pad.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro11 roof top cargo box, part number Y07193. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles cross bars. Well unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four black knobs and the four red T handles. We can loosen up the black knobs to adjust the clamps to fit the cross bar spread of the vehicle and slide the box onto the cross bars. We can then secure the black knobs, secure the claws in place then we can turn the red T handles to bring the clamps tightly up against the crossbars.One great feature of the Yakima RocketBox is its ability to open from both sides. This will enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro14 roof top cargo box, part number Y07192. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles cross bars. Well position the clamps over the cross bars and unlock the box and open the lid. We can use the black knobs to adjust to fit the cross bar spread of the vehicle. We can then turn the red T handles to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar.This box does feature a double-sided opening lid so we can move to the other side of the vehicle to access the other handles and tighten them down. You can see that we can easily access the rear hatch with the RocketBox secured.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader roof-mounted bike rack, part number y02103. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. Well position both the front and rear bracket around the front and rear crossbar. We can then turn the large black t-handle to bring the front bracket up against the front crossbar. Well then adjust the rear bracket, insert the silver t-bolt into the bracket, and turn the black t-handle to tighten it down. Now with everything all tightened down were ready to load up our bike.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Yakima Forklift Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number y02098. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. Well then need to bring both the front and rear bracket around the underside of the front and rear crossbar. Well position the silver t-bolts to come up through the brackets, and then well reinsert the silver t-bolt into the bracket and turn the black wing nut to tighten them down. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, were ready to load up our bike. Well double check to make sure our skewer is loose at the front and well undo the tray strap at the rear.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number y03088. Well begin our test fit, by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar. With the jaws open exposing the two black levers well bring the steel straps around the crossbar and hook them ino the connection points. Well then turn the black levers and clamp them down and repeat the same steps for the other side. Well now place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear crossbar again with the jaws open exposing the black levers. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a Six Ski or Four Board Capacity, part number wb-300. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar. We'll open up the jaws and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points.We'll then turn the black lever and clamp it down and repeat these steps for the other side. We'll now place our rear part of the carrier onto the rear crossbar. Again with the jaws open we'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points. We'll then turn the black levers and clamp them down and repeat the same steps for the other side.Now with both pieces secured onto our vehicle we'll push in the black oversized buttons at the end of the carrier to open up the jaws.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Standup Paddleboard Carrier with a Two Board Capacity, part number th810. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front crossbar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points. We'll then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the bar.We'll then repeat the same process for the rear part of the carrier. Once the carrier is secured we're ready to load up our paddleboard. We'll start off by pushing out on the gray plate and pulling out on the gray plate with the Thule logo to release the strap.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Double XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th636s. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the crossbars we'll unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs.We can then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. You'll know when the knobs have been fully tightened down when you start to hear a clicking sound. We'll then close it and move it to the other side of the vehicle where we can again unlock the box and open the lid and expose the two closest knobs. This double sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.Once everything is all tightened down and secured we can see that we can easily access the rear hatch with the Thule Sonic secured.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th634b. We'll begin our test fit by first placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the crossbars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar.You'll know when the clamps have been fully tightened down when the knobs start to make a ratcheting sound. We can then close the lid using the included pull down strap to assist us. After moving to the other side of the vehicle we can again unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th613. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. Now this box does open from only one side so we'll need to position the box on the passenger side.We'll take the clamps and slide them down through the slots over top of each bar. We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the bars securing the box to the vehicle. Now as you can see with the box secured we can easily access the rear hatch.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th615. We'll begin our test fit by placing the vehicle's crossbars. We'll unlock the box and open the lid exposing four slots in the bottom of the box. We'll take the clamps and slide them down through the slots over top of each bar.We can then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. Now remember when positioning the box to fit on the load bars it does only open from one side so we need to position it on the passenger side of the vehicle. Now with everything all tightened down and secured you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch with the Thule Pulse secured.That will complete today's test fit for the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th615 on our 2014 Kia Sorento..





Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Double XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th626. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the crossbars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs.We can then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle where we can again unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. Know this double sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.Now with everything all tightened down and secured you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Sorento with Thule Force secured. That will complete today's test fit for the Thule Force Double XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th626 on our 2014 Kia Sorento..



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th624. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's crossbars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the crossbars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs.We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. We can now close the box and move to the other side of the vehicle where we can again unlock it and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. Now this double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.Now as you can see we can easily access the rear hatch of our Sorento with the Thule Force secured. That will complete today's test fit for the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th624 on our 2014 Kia Sorento..



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Thule Flattop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, with a Six Ski or Four Board Capacity, part number th92725. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front crossbar bringing the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hooking into the connection point.We'll then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the bar. We'll then repeat this same process for the rear part of the carrier. Now with both pieces tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our gear. We'll push in the gray oversized buttons at the end of the carrier to open up the jaws.We'll place in our snowboard as well as our skis and clamp them down securing them to the vehicle. Now with everything all loaded up that will complete today's test fit for the Thule Flattop Ski and Snowboard Carrier, with a Six Ski or Four Board Capacity, part number th92725 on our 2014 Kia Sorento..



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down roof-mounted bike rack, part number S64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll take our silver brackets to go on the underside of the crossbar and up through the predrilled holes at the top part of the bike rack. We'll then thread on our black wing nuts and repeat the steps for the other side. Before fully tightening it down, we'll go to the rear, where we'll slide the silver bracket down through the holes of the bike rack and use the black plate to go on the underside of the rear crossbar. Now with all the brackets in position, we can now fully tighten down the black wing nuts.



Rola Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Rola roof-mounted bike rack, part number 59404. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll remove the silver bolt from the brackets, making sure the brackets are on both edges of the crossbar. We'll then thread the bolt on the underside of the crossbar, and thread on our nut. We'll then use the included tool to tighten down the bolt to bring the brackets up around tightly against the front and rear crossbars. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2014 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number rky1011. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack on to the vehicles crossbars. Well then remove the black plastic cover at the front to bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar. Well then move to the rear and loosen up the Allen bolts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar. Well then use the included Allen wrench to tighten down the Allen bolts loosely for the rear bracket. Well then move to the front where we will use the included Allen key to tighten down the silver bolt to bring the straps up around the front bar.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the 23" x 56" Rola Dart cargo carrier for 2" hitches, part number 59550. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. With the carrier in this position, we have about 11" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sorento is about 2-1/2". And we've added about 11" to the overall length of our vehicle.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Prorack 2-bike carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number PR8062403. To begin our test fit, we'll sliding the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our anti-rattle device, tightening it with a wrench, and putting a clip on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 10-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Kia Sorento is about 4". We've added about 23" to the overall length of our Kia Sorento.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Kuat NV aluminum, platform-style, 2-bike rack for a 2" hitch, part number N101. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. We'll move to the rear of the shank, and tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over some clearance measurements. We have about 12" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sorento is about 3-1/2".



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Beta aluminum, folding, 2-bike rack for 2" hitches, part number B202-2. To begin our test fit, we'll sliding the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. We'll move to the rear of the shank and tighten down the hand knobs to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 9-1/2". The closest point of our bike rack to the rear of our Sorento is about 2-1/2".



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Hidden Hitch ball mount with the 4-3/4" rise or 6" drop, rated at 6,000 lbs., part number 80240. To begin our test fit, we'll go ahead and get a measurement of our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our tube. We have a hitch height of about 13-1/2". We'll take our ball mount and install it into the dropped position first. We'll install our pin and clip, and then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, and get a measurement of about 7".



Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball cushioned weight distribution shank for 2" hitches, rated at 10,000 lbs., part number AMAC1. To begin our test fit, we'll go ahead and get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height of 13-1/2". We'll take our weight distribution shank, slide it into our receiver tube, line up the pin holes, and install our pin and clip. With it in the dropped position, it's unlikely that you will use it on some of its lowest settings.



Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack using part number wb-s16. We'll also be using the raised factory side rail fit kit for Whispbar Flush Through and HD Roof Rack Systems, part number wb-k328. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions we'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front part of our side rails.We'll go ahead and fit our fit around the side rails. We can grab our Allen key and tighten the Allen bolt to secure our front bar into position. We'll need to tighten on both sides of our vehicle. We'll grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our roof.



Rola Sport Series Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack, part number 59899. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions we'll begin by placing the front part of our roof rack onto the front part of our factory raised side rails. We want to make sure that our feet go around our side rails and that they're in line with each other.To do this we'll find a fixed point on the side rail and measure to the center of the foot pack. We'll want to make sure this measurement is the same on both sides of our vehicle. Once we have it in place we can tighten the T-handle to secure our clamps to the side rail. Now we'll grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our factory raised side rails.To make sure that our bars are parallel we'll measure from the center of our front bar to the center of our rear bar.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2013 Kia Sorento were going to install part number 87574 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier.From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 and a quarter inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole will be about four inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First off we'll go ahead and point out the mounting locations.



Prorack Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Prorack Trunk Mounted Two Bike Carrier, part number pr8062401. Now we'll first begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's cargo door. The bottom part of the carrier should rest just below the license plate. We'll then flip out the gray levers on the left and right hand side of the carrier to adjust the carrier to fit the trunk.Once we've established this position we'll clamp them in place. We'll then put the top straps to the top part of the cargo door, the side straps to the side part of the cargo door and the bottom straps to the bottom part of the cargo door. We'll then tighten down the straps and secure the carrier to the vehicle.Once the carrier is secured we're ready to load up our bike.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 KIA Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Yakima StickUp Platform Style 2-Bike Carrier, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, throw on our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Yakima StickUp secured to our KIA Sorento, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. With the platform folded up, we have about 12 inches of ground clearance to the rear of the carrier. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 2 inches. We've added about 8-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Sorento.



Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima QuickBack Trunk Mount 2-Bike Carrier part number Y02621. Now to begin our test fit, you simply place the carrier on to the vehicles cargo door. Notes, that the bottom of the carrier should be just below the licenced plate on that little lift. Well then use the red knob of the top of the carrier to push in the arms to fit it to the vehicle. Well then turn the red knob to tighten down to secure it in position. Well now put the top stretch at the top part of our cargo door.



Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima King Joe Pro 2 Trunk Mount Bike Carrier part number Y02624. Now well begin our test fit at placing the carrier onto the vehicles cargo door. Only then place the bottom part of the carrier just below the licensed plate. Well then use the grey knobs or unlock it right end side of the carrier to adjust the carrier to fit the trunk correctly. Well then twist them back the position securing the sprat of the carrier. Well then put the top hooks at the top part of the cargo door.



Thule Raceway Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 KIA Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule Raceway Trunk-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier, part number TH9001. To begin our test fit, we'll first need to set the fit dial to number 10, according to the included instructions. After setting the fit dial, we'll place the carrier onto the vehicle's cargo door. Note that the bottom part of the carrier should be just below the license plate on the lip. We'll then put the top hooks to the top part of the cargo door and the bottom hooks to the bottom part of the cargo door. We'll then tighten down the gray knobs to the left and right hand side of the carrier to secure our Thule Raceway to our KIA Sorento.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Passage Trunk Mount 2-Bike Carrier part number TH910XT. Now to begin our test fit, well first here to check our fit dial before we fit the carrier to the vehicle. At the ready and include instructions, well set our fit out of ten and place the carrier off the vehicles cargo door. The bottom tear of the carrier will rest just below the licensed plate. Well then put the top hooks at the top part of the trunk. The side hooks at the side part of the trunk.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 KIA sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero Hitch-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, allowing the spring loaded integrated hitch pin to fall into place, and we'll then turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device, securing our Thule Helium Aero to our KIA Sorento. We'll now go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance to the rear of the carrier. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 6 inches. We've added about 16-1/2 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 KIA Sorento, we'll be test fitting the SportRack Super EZ Platform Style 2-Bike Carrier, part number SR2901LR. To begin out test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, throw on our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and secure the lock on the other side. We can then tighten with a wrench to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. Now that our SportRack Super EZ is secured to our KIA Sorento, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 13-1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 8 inches.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 KIA Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting Forward Bike Carrier, part number SR26247. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, throw on our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Softride Dura Parallelogram secured to our KIA Sorento, we're ready to go over some clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 2 inches. Edge of the top of the mast to the rear cargo door is about 2 inches, as well.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Rola-Dart cargo carrier for 2-inch hitches, 23 x 56, part number 59550. Now to begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier in to the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Rola-Dart cargo carrier secured to our Kia Sorento, we'll go over some clearance measurements to see how they fit together. With the platform folded up, we have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle, here at the rear bumper, is about 3 1/2 inches and we've added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull the big red handle at the top of the platform to tilt the platform down and with the platform folded down we have about 14 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the Kia Sorento is here at the rear bumper and this distance is about 9 inches and we've added about 37 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. Now the exhaust does exit on the passenger side of the vehicle and dose face down. Therefore, it would be all right to carry heat sensitive materials on this cargo carrier.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento we'll be testing the Prorack hitch mounted two bike carrier, part number PR8062403. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with the wrench. Now that our Pro Rack two bike carrier secured to our Kia Sorento we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 10 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 6 inches and we've added about 24 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area we'll pull the pin at the base of the carrier to tilt the mast down. This will allow us to easily access our vehicles cargo door. To load the bike we'll make sure the mast is in its upright position. We'll undo the cradle straps, place our bike onto the frame cradles, and secure with the straps. And that completes today's test fit for the Prorack hitch mounted two bike carrier, part number PR8062403, on our 2012 Kia Sorento.



Prorack Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 KIA Sorento, we'll be test fitting the ProRack Hitch-Mounted 2-Bike Carrier, part number PR8062400. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, throw on our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now with our ProRack bike carrier secured to our KIA Sorento, we'll go over a few clearance measurement to see how the two fit together. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 5 inches. We've added about 21 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Kuat NV platform style aluminum two bike carrier part number N101. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our pin through our pin holes, and secure the lock on the other side. We lastly can turn the knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. Now that our Kuat NV is secured to our Kia Sorento, we're ready to go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance with the platform folded up. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 2 1/2 inches and we've added about 13 inches to overall length of the vehicle. We now can pull the gold handle at the base of the carrier to fold the platform down and with the platform folded down we have about 20 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle at the rear bumper is 6 inches and with the platform folded down we've added about 32 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. With the platform folded down, without a bike on it, you can see we can easily have access to our cargo area of our vehicle. To load the bike we'll first unfold the wheel hook and raise the wheel hook to the top of the mast.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento we'll be test fitting the Kuat Beta hitch mounted aluminum two bike carrier, part number B202-2. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our pin through our pin holes, and secure the lock on the other side. Finally, we can turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device, securing our Kuat Beta to our Kia Sorento. We'll now go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike rack and the vehicle fit together. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 4 inches. With the cradle arms folded down we've added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull the pin at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out and with the cradle arms out we've added about 22 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler five bike carrier, part number HR 9200. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Hollywood Racks Traveler secured to our Kia Sorento we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle, while the cradle arms are down, is about 14 inches and we've added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now undo the black knobs on the upper part of the mast to swing the cradle arms out and now with the cradle arms out the closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about nine inches. To access the cargo area we'll pull the pin at the base of the carrier to tilt the mast out. This will allow us to easily access the vehicles cargo door. To load the bike we'll point the mast in its upright position, we'll undo the cradle straps, place our bike into the frame cradles and secure with straps. And that completes today's test fit for the Hollywood Racks Traveler five bike carrier, part number HR 9200, on our 2012 Kia Sorento.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier part number HR8500. To begin our test fit well simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. Line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt to the pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Well now go over a couple of clearance measurements to see how the Hollywood Racks Traveler and our Kia Sorento fit together. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 5 inches.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Platform Style 2-Bike Carrier, part number HR1000-1G. To begin our test fit we will simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. Line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt to the pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now that our Sport Rider is secured to our Kia Sorento, we will go over a few clearance measurements to see how they fit together. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about 7-1/2 inches.



Hollywood Racks Expedition Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting he Holly wood Racks Expedition trunk mounted two bike carrier, part number HRF6-2. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply set the carrier onto the vehicles cargo door. We'll put the bottom tier of the carrier just below the license plate on the cargo door. We can then use the black levers on the left and ride hand side of the carrier to adjust the carrier to fit the vehicles cargo door. Once we've established this position we can clamp them in place and put the top hooks to the top part of the cargo door, the side hooks to the side part of the cargo door, and the bottom hooks to the bottom part of the cargo door. We can then tighten down the straps to secure our Hollywood Racks expedition to our Kia Sorento. After securing the excess slack were ready to load up our bike. We'll flip out the second set of black levers to swing out our cradle arms.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorrento we'll be test fitting the Curt 20 x 60 folding aluminum cargo carrier, part number C18100. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, and secure it with a pin and clip. Now that our cargo carrier is secured to our Kia Sorrento, we're ready to go over some clearance measurements. With the platform folded up we have about 9 1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle, here at the rear bumper, is about 3 inches and we've added about 6 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull the silver pin at the base of the carrier to fold down the platform and with the platform folded down we have about 12 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the Kia Sorrento is about 7 inches and we've added about 26 inches of overall length of our vehicle. Now the cargo door does break over the surface of the cargo carrier at about 20 inches. Therefore, carrying large items, up to 20 inches in length, you will still have full access to your cargo area. Now the exhaust on this particular model does exit the passenger side and faces downward, therefore it would be okay to carry heat sensitive materials on this cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Kia Sorento - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Kia Sorento we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87425. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper. The top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. Now we'll go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Kia Sorento - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Kia Sorento we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75516. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper. The top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. Now we'll go ahead with installation. To begin our install we'll first point out the attachment points.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Kia Sorento - Curt

Today on our 2008 Kia Sorento we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number c13513. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 1-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-1/2 inches. Now let's go ahead with the installation. To begin our install we'll first point out the attachment points.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2008 Kia Sorento, we'll be adding the adapter four-pole to seven-pole with test lamps, part number C57674. After this application, we'll only be connecting the ground running lights and turn signals. To begin our install, we'll first mount the seven-pole the bracket onto the seven-pole connector. We'll use the hardware provided with the seven-pole kit.Now, for this application, we'll only be using the four-pole connector, so were going to go ahead and fold under the extra wiring and tape it up to clean up our install look. Now, with that done, we'll go ahead and add the Draw Tite no-drill mounting bracket, part number 18136. Once secured, we'll attach the no-drill mounting bracket to the hitch using the worm clamp provided.Now, with that secured, we'll go ahead and route the seven-pole wiring up over the hitch and secure it to the fourth pole connector already on the vehicle.



Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Carrier, part number Y02621. Now to begin our test fit, well first need to check the Yakima Fit Guide or the included instructions to determine where the trunk mount will need to be placed onto the vehicle. After doing so, well place the carrier onto the cargo door just below the license plate. Well take the top hooks to the top part of the cargo door, the side hooks to the side part of the cargo door just above the taillights and the bottom hooks at the bottom of the cargo door. You may need to open your door to get the hooks to fit correctly onto the door without damaging your vehicle. Well now secure the carrier to the vehicle by tightening the straps.



Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the King Joe Pro 2 Trunk Rack Bike Carrier, part number Y02624. Now to begin our test fit, well set the carrier onto the vehicle and adjust the dials on the left and right side of the carrier to ensure the proper fit onto the vehicle. This carrier needs to be placed on the cargo door just below the license plate. Well hook the top hooks of the carrier to the top part of the cargo door and the bottom hooks of the carrier to the bottom part of the cargo door. Well then tighten down the straps to secure the carrier to the vehicle. Once the carrier is secured to the vehicle, well ready to load our bike.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Gateway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part number th9006xt. Now before we begin our test fit, we will first need to refer to the Thule fit guide or included instructions to see which number we need to set our fit dial to. For this vehicle, well set our fit dial to 10 and set the carrier onto the vehicle. The bottom part of the carrier needs to be sitting on the cargo door just below the license plate. Well hook the top hooks to the top part of the cargo door, the side straps to the side of the cargo door just above the taillight, and the bottom hooks to the bottom of the cargo door. You may need to open your cargo door to get the hooks to fit in properly without damaging your vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Carrier Platform Style, part number hr1450. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, insert our pin through the pinhole, and secure with a lock. Well then turn the black handle, located at the back of the base carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go ahead and go over a handful of clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about six inches.



Hollywood Racks Expedition Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Expedition 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount, part number hrf6-2. To begin our test fit, well set the carrier onto the cargo door of the vehicle and use the black levers located at the left and right side of the carrier to adjust it. Now this carrier will fit onto the cargo door just below the license plate. Well now go ahead and hook the top hooks to the top part of the cargo door, the side hooks to the side part of the cargo door just above the taillights, and the bottom hooks to the bottom of the cargo door. Well then tighten the straps to secure it to the vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with a rear windshield wiper, you will need to make sure that there is enough clearance when your carrier is installed to bring the cradle arms out.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier, part number Y02451. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, insert the pin with the red head into the hitch pinhole and well then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go ahead and go over a handful of clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is 10 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 5 inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 10 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. With the cradle arms folded out weve added about 32 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Raceway Platform Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Raceway Platform-Style Trunk Mount 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH9003. Before I begin our test fit, well first need to check Thule fit guide or the included instructions to determine what number the fit dial needs to be at. For this vehicle the fit dial will need to be at ten. Once we have the bike rack fit dial at ten, well not set the bike carrier onto the vehicle and latch the top two hooks onto the top of the cargo door and the bottom hooks on the bottom of the cargo door. You may need to open your cargo door in order to get the hooks underneath without damaging your bumper. We will then tighten the straps down and secure it to the vehicle by turning the dials located to the left and right side of the bike carrier. Once we get it tightened down and secured to the vehicle were ready to load our bike.



Thule Raceway Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount, part number TH9001. Now before I begin our test fit, we will first need to refer to Thules fit guide or the included instructions. For this vehicle the fit dial will need to be set at ten. Well then place carrier onto the vehicle hooking the top hooks at the top of the cargo door and the bottom hooks at the bottom of the cargo door. Well then turn the grey dials located at each side of the carrier to tighten down the hooks. Once the carrier is secured to the vehicle were ready to load our bike.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier Trunk Mount, part number TH910XT. Now to begin our test fit, we will first need to check the Thule Fit Guide or the included instructions to determine what number our fit dial needs to be at. Well put the fit dial at ten and set the bike carrier onto the vehicle. Well put the top hooks to the cargo door, the side hooks to the sides of the cargo door above the taillight and the bottom hooks at the bottom of the cargo door. The bottom end of the carrier needs to be below the license plate. Well then tighten down the straps to secure the carrier to the vehicle.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Roof Racking System Square Bars, part number THLB50 and TH450. This is also available in a kit, part number TH45050, which include locks. Now with the roof racking system already assembled, well go ahead and set the front crossbar onto the vehicle. Now with our crossbar onto the vehicle, we will make sure that we get the crossbar centered onto the vehicle. Well measure from the outside of the crossbar to the first part of foot. Well then do this on both sides to make that the crossbar is centered onto the vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveller 5 Bike Carrier, part number HR9200. Now to begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through our pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over a handful of clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 11 inches. Weve added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle when the cradle arms are folded down. To access the cargo area, well pull the pin located at the base of the carrier and tilt the mast down.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveller 4 Bike Carrier, part number HR8500. Now to begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through our pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over a handful of clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 6 inches. Weve added about 10 inches to the overall length of the vehicle when the cradle arms are folded down. When the cradle arms are folded out, weve added about 32 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part number HR1000-1G. Now to begin our test fit, we will slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now we will go over a handful of clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the bike carrier is about 7 inches. We have added about 24 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area, we will pull the three pins located at the base of the carrier and unfold the platform and the mast.







Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento well be test fitting part number TH9025, the Thule Apex four bike carrier. To begin our test fit well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch and allow the integrated locking hitch pin to fall into place. We can then move to the anti-rattle knob where well tighten it down, securing our bike rack tot eh vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few clearance measurements. Our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack measures 11 inches, and from the closest part of the bike rack at the anti-rattle knob to the closest part of the vehicle measure one and three quarter inches. Well now check for rear vehicle access.



CarPod Folding Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento well be test fitting part number M2205. This is the Carpod 24 by 48 walled folding cargo carrier for two inch hitches, rated at 450 pounds. Well begin our test fit by sliding the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, lining up the hitch pin holes and installing our hitch pin. We can then put the clip on the other side of the pin which will secure the cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and unfold the platform of our Carpod flat. Well pull the pin, allow the platform to fold down and reinstall the pin.



SportRack Frontier Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the SportRack Frontier Roof Rack for Raised, Factory Side Rails, part number A21009N. With our brackets already loosened up, well set one of the crossbars onto the vehicle and measure from a fixed point from the side rail to make sure that the crossbar is perpendicular to the side rails. We will then bring the brackets to the underside of the side rails to make sure that when were adjusting the crossbar they stay in place. Well then measure from the outside of the crossbar to the inside of the foot, making sure that the crossbars are centered on the vehicle. Once weve done all this, well go ahead and turn the wing nuts to tighten it down and secure the crossbar to the vehicle. You may need to open your doors and stand on the interior to get a look at the inside of the side rail.



Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento well be installing the Rain-X Fusion windshield wiper blades, using part numbers RX880005 in the 20 inch length, as well as RX880008 in the 24 inch length. Before we install our new wiper blades well need to remove the old ones. Well simply lift them away from the windshield where we can push the tab here on the blade and slide down toward the windshield with the blade, removing it from the wiper arm J hook. Were now ready to fit our new Fusion wipers. Here on the drivers side with the 24 inch blade all well need to do is make sure that the tab is up on the blade. Well feed it into the J hook and make sure that we push it as far up into the J hook as possible.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting part number TH690, the Thule Moab rooftop cargo basket. Now to begin our test fit our vehicle is already equipped with the Thule roof rack system so well simply place our basket on top of our crossbars making sure that the clamps line up directly over the top of both crossbars. If need be you can move the clamps as well as the crossbars in order to accommodate the roof basket. Now with our basket placed on top of the roof well make sure that its centered with the vehicle. Where well then take the clamps, make sure they go underneath the crossbars and secure them on the other side with the bolt and wing nut. Well do this in all four corners of our basket securing our basket to the roof of the vehicle.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Convert-a-ball cushion ball mount for two inch hitches, part number AMSC4. Before we begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Our measurement is 13 inches. Now well go ahead and slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, and secure it with a pin and clip. Well then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and get a measurement of 8 inches.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup 2 Bike Carrier, part number Y02420. To being our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the treaded pinholes and tighten with a wrench. Now let go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about four inches. With the platform folded up, weve added about ten inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in black, part number Y07193. Now our vehicles already equipped with the Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack System and weve already gone ahead and preassembled our Rocketbox, so were ready to fit it to the vehicle. Well simply place our Rocketbox on top of our crossbars, making sure that the clamps are just in front of the crossbars themselves. Well then open up the clamps where we can then slide the box backward toward the rear of the vehicle allowing the clamps to engage on the bars. Well then open the lid where we can tighten the red knobs securing our box to the roof. With all four knobs tight, our Rocketbox is on and were ready to load it up.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be installing the Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack System using part numbers, Y00138 and Y00408. Now weve already preassemble our crossbars, so were ready to fit them to the vehicle. Well place our front crossbar on top of our factory side rails where well make sure the clamping device goes around the side rail. Now when placing the front crossbar, well want to measure from a fixed point on the side rail. This will ensure that our crossbar is in the same location on either side of the vehicle. This will make it easier to load your accessories.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima Load Warrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket, part number Y07070. To being our test fit, well first set the cargo basket on top of the crossbars and position it center on the crossbars. Once the basket has been centered onto the crossbars, you can then swing the brackets underneath the crossbars and secure them with the wingnut. Once all the brackets have been tightened down, youre ready to load it up. That completes todays test fit of the Yakima Load Warrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket, part number Y07070 on our 2013 Kia Sorento. .



Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima King Joe Pro 2 Bike Carrier, part number Y02624. To begin our test fit, well take the carrier and set it on the rear bumper of the vehicle and take the top straps of the bike carrier and hook them on the top of the cargo door. Youll then want to tighten up the slack just a bit, so the carrier can hold up on its own. Youll then move to the bottom hook and straps and hook them underneath the cargo door. You may have to open up the door a little bit to get the hooks underneath to grab. Youll then tighten up the slack for the bottom hooks and then alternate from the top straps to the bottom straps making sure that the bike carrier stays center as you tighten them down.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier, part number Y02438. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes and then insert the security pin with the red knob into the pinhole. Then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about ten inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about five inches.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH916XTR. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pinholes and then tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about ten inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about four inches. With the platform folded up, weve added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be testing fitting Part Number TH810. The Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddleboard Carrier. Now to begin, we'll simply take our front carrier, place it on top of our front crossbar, bring the rubber coated steel straps underneath the crossbar and secure them back to the foot of the carrier. We can then turn the grey knob, securing the front carrier to the front crossbar. With that done, we'll now move on to our rear carrier. We'll now place it on top of the rear crossbar and make sure that it's in line with our front carrier.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part number TH92725. Now with our vehicle already equipped with the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System, well simply place the front carrier on top of the front crossbar and make sure that the rubber coated steel strap runs underneath the crossbar where we can hook it back to the foot of our front ski and snowboard carrier. Well do that on both sides. We can then turn the grey knob tightening down the strap securing the front carrier to the front crossbar. With the front carrier on, well move to the rear carrier where well this time place it on top of the rear crossbar and make sure there rubber coated steel straps go underneath the crossbar and attach back to the foot. Well again tighten it down making sure that our rear carrier is secure.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH990XT. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pinholes and then tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about ten inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about four inches. With the platform folded up, weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork-Mount Bike Carrier, part number TH513. Now to being, our vehicle is already equipped with the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System, so well simply place the Domestique on top of our crossbars making sure that the head of the bike rack is directly over the front crossbar. Well also want to make sure that the rear attachment point is directly over our rear crossbar. Now here in the head of the bike rack, well now take the metal clap, run it underneath the crossbar and secure it using the three Allen bolts. With the head of our bike rack secured, well then move to the rear attachment point, make sure that the clamp goes underneath the rear crossbar and secure it with the two Allen bolts and Allen Wrench supplied with the bike rack.With that done, our bike rack is secured and were ready to install our skewer. All well need to do is slide it through the holes in the head of the bike rack and make sure that its opened up and ready for the front fork of our bike.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9027. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinhole and enter the spring loaded pin into the pinhole. Then well turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 11 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about one inch.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Bike Carrier, part number S63410. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pinholes and tighten with a wrench.Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 11 and a half inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about eight inches. With the cradle arms folded down, weve added about 20 inches of overall length of the vehicle. With the cradle arms folded out, weve added about 43 inches of overall length to the vehicle.





Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Carrier, part number SR26247. To being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pinholes and then tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about ten and a half inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about five inches. Weve added about 39 inches of overall length of the vehicle.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. To being our test fit, well first take the cap off the front of the carrier and then release the straps. Well then set the carrier on top of the crossbars and bring the quick release straps up around the crossbar and hook them in. Well then move to the rear of the carrier where well take the bracket and put it underneath the crossbar and then tighten it down. Youll need to make sure that the carrier is exactly perpendicular to the crossbars to create a secure fit to the crossbars. Using the Allen keys included, youll tighten down the quick release straps with the Allen key at the front of the carrier and then towards the rear of carrier youll tighten down the bracket.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on a 2013 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, Part Number RKY0438. To begin our test fit, We'll set our carrier on top of the crossbars of the vehicle, take off the cap of the front of the carrier and loosen up the bolts using the allen key to secure the bracket on the other side of the crossbar. We'll then move to the rear crossbar and secure the wing nut on the crossbar. It is important to make sure that the carrier is perpendicular to the crossbars, so that the carrier can get a secure hold to the crossbar. Once the bike carrier is secured to the crossbars, we'll then insert the skewer into the carrier and undo the cradle strap. And now, we're ready to load our bike.











Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento well be installing the Rain-X Weatherbeater windshield wiper blades using part #: RX30224, our 24 inch blade on the driver side and part #: RX30220, our 20 inch blade on the passenger side. Well begin by removing the old wiper blades from the vehicle. Well simply lift them away from the windshield where we can push the tab here on the blade and slide down toward the windshield with the blade removing it from the wiper arm J-hook. We can take our new Rain-X Weatherbeater wiper and simply reverse the process sliding it back up into the J-hook and listening for it to click. The click indicates that it is locked into place. We can move over to the passenger side and repeat the same process installing the passenger side 20 inch blade.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento will be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll add up our hitch pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 2-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the bumper. Overall, we've added about 13 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle with the carrier arms folded down.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 KIA Sorrento well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse four hitch mounted bike carrier, part number 63124. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10 inches of ground clearance and 4 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 31 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2013 Kia Sorento, we are going to do a test fit of part number rx880008 from Rain-X; this is a fusion windshield wiper blade. A few things to know about this wiper blade, it is designed for service in rain, sleet, and snow. It has a durable casing to protect the wiper arm from the elements. The squeegee also has UV inhibitors to help protect it from the sunlight as well. It is a framed style design with multiple pressure points to help keep it against the windshield. We will start off our test fit, while removing the original wiper blade, there is a small tab we have to push.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the WeatherTech front auto floor mats, tan in color, part number WT452871. Now before we begin our test fit well first need to remove the factory or previously installed floor mats. Well then take the new WeatherTech floor mats and sit them inside the vehicle. Using the manufacturers hooks for the floor mats to secure the WeatherTech floor mat. These WeatherTech floor mats keep the interior of your vehicle clean and they have a rigid, plastic core for durability and their unique rubberized outer shell grips carpeting while it channels and traps water and debris. These WeatherTech floor mats are custom molded to insure a perfect fit for each vehicle.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the WeatherTech second row auto floor mat, in black, part number WT442872. Also available in gray, part number WT462872, and tan, part number WT452872. To begin our test fit well need to remove the old or factory installed floor mats from the vehicle. Well then simply sit the new WeatherTech floor liners in place allowing it to conform to the floor of the vehicle. Youll notice that this liner is one piece and does cover the hump. The deep sculpted channels in the reservoir keep fluids and debris in the liner and off of your carpet.



Covercraft Cargo Floor Mat Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Covercraft premium custom cargo area mat, in black, part number CC76285125. Now to begin our test fit well open the cargo door and fold down the seats in the third row with the included handle straps. Now well insert the new Covercraft floor mat. These floor mats are custom cut to fit the interior of your vehicle. Theyre made of a thick nylon pile which makes them stylish and durable. The floor mats have precision stitched fabric edging which adds extra wear protection.



Covercraft Front, Middle and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Covercraft premium custom auto carpet floor mats, part number CC76284947. These carpeted floor mats come in a vast variety of colors, see website for more details. This five piece set includes front and middle driver, passenger side liners, and single piece rear liner and come with a 90 day limited warranty. The mats secure to factory attachment points in built-in grommets. The nibs on the underside of the mat hold the mats in place. The rubberized backing prevents damage from leaks.



Covercraft Cargo Floor Mat Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Covercraft premium custom cargo area mat, in gray, part number CC76283947. Now to begin our test fit well first need to open our cargo door and fold down the seats in the third row using the handle straps. Well then insert the new Covercraft mat into the cargo area. Noticing that it is custom fit to the vehicle. The corners of the mat will be raised slightly from the seatbelts. This Covercraft mat has thick nylon pile carpet which makes it stylish and durable.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sorento

All right, today on this 2013 Kia Sorento, we're going to do a test for the part number RX5079280 fromRain-X, this is their Latitude Windshield Wiper Blade. All right. Few things to know about this part, thedesign to be replaced in all-weather windshield wiper blade for use during rain, snow and sleet. It has abeam style construction that applies uniform pressure along the edge of the blade. It also hasaerodynamic design to help reduce wind drag, noise and lift. The rubber squeegee has built-in UVinhibitors to help protect it from the sunlight.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Glacier cable snow tire chains for light trucks, part number PW202C. This vehicle is primary front wheel drive so well be putting the tire chains on the front tires and well be putting them on 235/65/17 tires. Now before we began our test fit well first need to lay the chains out flat on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. We will then drape the tire chains over the tire noticing that the hooks are facing out of the tire so that they do not damage the tire. Also notice the yellow triangular flag which indicates what side of the vehicle the tire chain should be on and in which direction the tire should rotate. This is extremely important to follow as the tire chains will not operate correctly if on the wrong side of the vehicle.



Covercraft Front and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Covercraft premium custom auto floor mats, in black, part number CC76283825. These Covercraft floor mats are custom cut to fit the interior of your vehicle. The carpet is thick nylon which makes it stylish and durable. The fabric is precision stitched and adds extra wear protection. The rubberized backing prevents damage from leaks. The nibs on the underside of the mat hold it in place.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Highlite aluminum-tube bike carrier, part number Y02438. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pinholes, and secure the bike rack with the safety pin. Then, we'll use the hand knob at the base of the rack to tighten the anti-rattle wedge inside the receiver tube. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 10 inches of ground clearance, and about 3-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace IV, part number Y02451. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pinhole, and secure our bike rack with the safety pin. Then, we'll use the hand knob at the base of the rack to tighten up the anti-rattle wedge inside the receiver tube. Now, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 10 inches of ground clearance, and about 4-1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of our bumper.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH958. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 1 inch of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 21 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. To mount the Hitching Post Pro to our vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance, and 6 inches of clearance between the closest part of the bumper and the closest part of the bike carrier. Overall, we've added about 15 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle, with the carrier's arms folded down.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC II hitch mounted bike carrier, part number S64670. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 11 inches of ground clearance, and about 4 inches of clearance between the closest part of the bumper and the closest part of the carrier. Overall, we've added about 20 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Titan IV hitch mounted bike carrier, part number S63410. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with a wrench. Next, we'll go over a hand full of clearance measurements. We've got about 11 inches of ground clearance, and about 7 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall, we've added about 21 inches of length to the vehicle, with the carrier arms folded down.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Surco 24 inch by 60 inch cargo carrier for two inch hitches, part number 52018. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole and then secure the carrier with a standard 5/8 inch pin and clip. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 9 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. Theres about 1 inches of clearance between the closest part of the bumper and the closest part of the carrier.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test fitting the Sport Rack II hitch mounted bike carrier, part number A30901. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pinhole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down using a wrench. Next, we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance, and about 7 inches of clearance between the closest part of the vehicle and the closest part of the carrier. Overall, we've added about 27 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Sportrack Escape 3 hitch mounted bike carrier, part number A30403. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 10 inches of ground clearance and about 6 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Overall weve added about 14 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle with the carriers arms folded down.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be testing the Pro-Series Q-Slot platform style bike carrier, part number PS63134. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, we'll insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our hitch pinholes, and secure the bike rack with a five-eights inch pin and clip. Now we'll go over a handful of clearance measurements. We've got about 11 inches of ground clearance, and about 7 inches of clearance between the closest part of the bumper and the closest part of the carrier. Overall, we've added about 25 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Pro Series 24 inch by 60 inch railed cargo carrier for two inch hitches, part number 63153. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pin holes and secure the carrier with a standard 5/8 inch pin and clip. Now well go over a handful of clearance measurements. Weve got about 13 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier and about 8 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of our bumper. Overall weve added about 34 inches of length to the rear of the vehicle.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Toda on our 2013 Kia Sorrento well be test fitting the Curt 20 by 60 folding cargo carrier, part number C18100. To begin our test fit well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. With the pin in well put the clip on the other side which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance of the carrier with the platform folded up is nine inches and from the closest point of the carrier to the back of the vehicle is two and a half inches. Well now pull the pin here at the base where we can then fold down the cargo carrier platform.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Thule Vertex four bike carrier for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number TH9029. One quick note on this bike rack, it will work with both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, Class I through Class III. However, when using with a Class I hitch you are limited to two bikes. Well begin our test fit with the included adapter already installed on our shank, so well slide the shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Thule Apex four bike carrier, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit with the included adapter for the two inch hitch installed on our bike rack shank well slide the shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and allow the integrated locking hitch pin to fall into place. Well then move to the anti-rattle knob where well tighten it down, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. With our bike rack secured well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is four and a half inches. Well now pull the hitch switch here at the bottom of the mast to allow the mast to tilt down.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Sportrack two bike hitch mounted bike rack for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number A30901. To begin our test fit well slide on the included adapter for the two inch hitch. We can then slide the shank of the bike rack into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 15 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is seven inches.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Sportrack Escape three bike hitch mounted folding bike rack for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number A30403. With the included adapter already installed on the bike rack shank for the two inch hitch, were ready to slide it into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. Now that the bolts tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack mast to the back of the vehicle is five and three quarters inches. Well now pull the pin here at the bottom of the mast which will allow us to tilt the mast down.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the 23 x 56 rail cargo carrier from Rola, part number 59502. Now, to begin our test fit, well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. Well then put the clip on the other side of the pin, which will secure the cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point on the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is eight inches, and the cargo carrier will add an additional 32 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance at the back of the carrier is 13 inches, and the tail pipe on this vehicle does exit the passengers side here at the rear bumper.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Draw Tite ball mount with three-quarter inch rise or two inch drop, rated at 6,000 pounds, part number 2923. Now, before we begin our installation well need to get our hitch height measurement. To get this measurement well measure from the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening. On this vehicle it is 12 inches. Now keep in mind this measurement can change depending on hitch style, tire size or any other accessory that may change your vehicles ride height. Its a good idea to go ahead and measure yours first.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento well be test fitting the Curt 20 x 48 cargo carrier for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number C18145. To begin our test fit, using the included adapter for the two inch hitch well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. Now that the bolt is tight, our cargo carriers secured to the vehicle and were ready to load it up. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is two inches, and the cargo carrier will add an additional 21 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance at the back of the carrier is 10 inches, and the exhaust on this vehicle does exit the passengers side here at the rear bumper.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento well be installing the Curt T1 four pole wiring connector, part number 53100. First note weve already gone ahead and lowered or removed the spare tire. This will give us more access underneath for running and routing our wires. Now well go ahead and open up the cargo door and remove the rear taillight assemblies. To do this there are two fasteners on each side. Well remove the fasteners and pop the taillights free being careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting part number PS63134; this is the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2 hitches. Now with our 2 adaptor installed on our shank well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. We can then install the safety clip on the other side of the pin which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 16-1/2 and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7. Well now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and check for cargo access and as you can see we can gain cargo access opening our cargo door completely with this bike rack. Were now almost ready to load our bike, well only need to make sure our wheel loop straps our undone and out of the way and that our vertical bar clamp is fully extended.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting part number TH934xtr. This is a Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding and Tilting four bike rack with anti-sway cages; they are both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Now to begin our test fit, well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch and line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt, with the bolt tight are bike rack is secure to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11-3/4 and from the closet point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6. Well now go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the mast to allow the mast to tilt down. We begin access to our cargo area and as you can see we can gain access to the cargo area opening our cargo door completely with this bike rack.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 two bike carrier, part number S64670. Now all we need to do is slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We will now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 15-1/2 and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2. Well now go ahead and fold the bike rack platform in preparation to load a bike. At this point, we can also open our cargo door and as you can see we gain access to the cargo area opening our car door completely with this bike rack.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse four bike hitch mounted folding bike rack for 2 hitches, part number 63124. Now to begin our test fit well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down are anti-rattle bolt, with anti-rattle bolt tight our bike rack is secure to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 12, and from the closet point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 4. Well now pull the pin here at the bottom of the bike rack mast to allow the mast to tilt down. We can then open our cargo door and as you can see we can gain access to the cargo area, open our car door completely with this bike rack. Were now almost ready to load our bikes.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2013 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Pro Series 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier for 2 hitches, part number 63153. Now all we need to do is slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin, we can then put the safety clip on the other side of the pin which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the cargo carrier is 15-1/2 from the closest point of the carrier to the back of the vehicle is 8 and the carrier will add an additional 33-1/2 of overall length to the vehicle. Now when opening the tailgate the door leaves 21 between the door and the platform itself, while still being able to get the door open and that completes the test fit of the Pro Series 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier, part number 63153 on our 2013 Kia Sorento.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the hidden hitch part number 90212. This is what a hitch looks like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 and a half inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll install a draw-tite hitch part number 75684. This is what a hitch looks like once it's in place. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will help assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll install a draw-tite hitch part number 36511. This is what a hitch looks like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 and a half inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the WeatherTech Front FloorLiners,part number WT452871, in tan. These are also available in black, part numberWT442871, and grey, part number WT462871. To begin the installation, we can place the new WeatherTech Front FloorLinersinto the floor, allowing it to conform to our floor board. You'll notice that theWeatherTech Front FloorLiners snap right into the vehicle's factory mounting points,holding the floor mat in place. These custom FloorLiners are made of a rigid, plasticcore for durability. Another great feature of the WeatherTech Front FloorLiners is thatit can be easily removed, washed with soap and water, and after drying, returned tothe vehicle for further use.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be installing the WeatherTech Rear FloorLinerfor the second row, part number WT442872, in black. This is also available in grey,part number WT462872, and tan, part number WT452872. To begin this installation, we'll need to remove the old or factory floor mats from thevehicle. In this case, it is a one-piece liner. We'll then simply set the newWeatherTech FloorLiner in its place, allowing it to conform to the floor of the vehicle.You'll notice that this liner is a one-piece and does cover the center hump. Its patentedtri-extruded composition offers rugged durability and excellent grip.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, we'll be test-fitting the Husky Liners WeatherBeaterCustom Vehicle Floor Liners, part number HL98811. This kit is also available in grey,part number HL98812, and tan, part number HL98813. This is a three-piece kit, coming with both the driver's front and passenger'sfront, as well as the second row, one-piece liner. The WeatherBeaters are made of atough and durable, patented rubberized material that is resistant to most chemicals,including gasoline, oil and battery acid. Its custom fit is designed to specifically fityour vehicle's floor boards, in their back seat, contouring around the center hump, aswell as taking into consideration the seat mounting points here. The back of the HuskyLiners floor mats has nibs to help keep the Floor Liner in place, and not shifting aroundon your floor.



Husky Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today we'll be installing the Husky Liners WeatherBeater Rear Cargo Liner, partnumber HL28811, in black, on our 2012 Kia Sorento. This liner is also available intan, part number HL28813, and grey, part number HL28812. The Cargo Liner will provide protection against stains and soiling of the carpeted areas.The tough and durable patented rubberized material is resistant to most chemicals,including gasoline, oil and battery acid, and the rubberized non-slippery surfaceminimizes cargo shifting. Another great feature of the liner is, it can be easilyremoved from the vehicle, washed with soap and water, and after drying, returned toyour vehicle for further use. The Husky Liners WeatherBeater line does come with awarranty, guaranteed not to crack or break. There you have it for the Husky Liners WeatherBeater Rear Cargo Liner, partnumber HL28811, on our 2012 Kia Sorento.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

All right today on this 2011 Kia Sorento, we're going to do a test fit of part number TH934XTR from Thule. This is their Hitching Post. A few things to know about this bike rack that it will work with 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, of a class 1 receiver hitch will be limited to carrying just two bicycles. This will also work with a 2-inch receiver hitch with the included spacer and that's what we'll be working with today. We'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch then we'll install the anti-rattle bolt, then we'll go ahead and get some clearance measurements.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

All right today on this 2011 Kia Sorento were going to do a test fit of part number TH990XT from Thule. A couple of things to know about this bike rack is that it will work 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2 and this will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. Well 5start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch then well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then install the lock on the other side. Then well go ahead and get a few clearance measurements. From the bicycle rack to the vehicle clearance is going to be 5 inches. Now lets go ahead and unfold the bike rack.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Crossroad Roof Rack system using part numbers TH450 and part number THLB50. Now to begin our test fit, weve already preassembled our crossbars so were ready to go ahead and fit them to the vehicle. Well begin by placing the front crossbar on top of the factory raised side rails where well make sure that the rubber-coated steel straps go underneath the side rails. Well then need to take a measurement from a fix point on either side rail to ensure that the crossbar is perpendicular to our side rails and then the same location on both sides. Well also want to make sure that the triangles molded into the rubber on the foot are directly over the raised side rails. After making sure that our crossbar is even from left to right on the vehicle, we can then use the tool included within each foot to tighten down the rubber coated steel strap securing our crossbar to the vehicle.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2012 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the ROLA Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket part number 59504. Now with our vehicle already equipped with a roof rack system, well simply set the cargo basket on top of the crossbars and well need to make sure that the plastic inserts for the basket are evenly separated. We can then use the clamps included with the basket to secure it to vehicle. With all our clamps tight, our basket is secured and were ready to go ahead and load it up. And that completes the test fit of the ROLA Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket part number 59504 on our 2012 Kia Sorento.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Kia Sorento we're going to install the Hidden Hitch, part number 90212. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, I'll go ahead and give a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 3-1/2 inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories. Now let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento - Draw Tite

Today on this 2011 Kia Sorento, were going to install a Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36511. Heres what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, Ill go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 3-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2011 Kia Sorento we'll be installing the Weathertech floor liner for the second row, part number wt442872 in black. These are also available in gray, part number wt462872 and tan, part number wt452872.To begin our installation, we'll remove the factory or old floor mats from the vehicle and with the floor mats removed, our one-piece liner will simply slide into place, conforming to the hump in the center console. You'll notice how that the contour follows the door opening and leads a trace shape to help keep dirt and debris within the floor mat and off your carpet.Another great feature of the Weathertech floor liner is that when dirty, you can simply remove it from the vehicle, clean it with soap and water and after drying, reinstall it. And there you have it for the Weathertech floor liner part number wt442872 on our 2011 Kia Sorento. .



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on a 2011 Kia Sorento, were going to install part number 118506 from inaudible. First thing well do is were going to remove the two tail lights. Well remove two screws here and here. To disconnect the harness, first inaudible the right here, and pull the part. Well put those aside and repeat the same process over on the passengers side. The next thing well do is remove this plastic ring right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on a 2011 Kia Sorento, we are going to install part number 87574 from inaudible hitch. this is what the hitch will look like when installed on the vehicle. Next, we're going to give you some measurements to help you out selecting accessories such as a inaudible, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. Form top of the receiver and down to the ground is going to be 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, I'm going to show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sorento

Today, on a 2011 Kia Sorento, we are going to install part number 75684 from inaudible. This is what the hitch will looks like when installed on the vehicle.Next, we're going to show you some measurements to help you select some accessories such as ball mount, bike rack and cargo carrier. Form top of the receiver opening and down to the ground is going to be 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now, I'm going to show you how the hitch is installed.Our first step is inaudible. Now our instructions doesnt tell us to do that however, I find out that it gives us more accessibility to the inaudible and also makes things easier to see what's going on.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Kia Sorento

Today, on our 2010 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9029.Now this bike carrier is capable of being used with the 1 inch or 2-inch hitches, class 1 through class 3. Although, when using the class 1 hitch, you are limited carrying only two bikes. Our vehicle is equipped with the 2-inch hitch and our bike rack is already pre-assembled, so were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle.Well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt snug, we can go ahead and tighten it down with a wrench. And now that our anti-rattle bolt is tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle and were ready to load it up. At this point, well go ahead and give you a few clearance measurements, and our ground clearance measurement is 10 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches.Now well go ahead and unfold the bike rack and open the rear cargo door to gain cargo access.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Kia Sorento

Well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. Quick note about this bike rack, it can be used with 1 inch up to 2-inch hitches, although when using the class 1 hitch, you are limited to 2 bikes. With our vehicle equipped with the 2-inch hitch, we will need to use the provided spacer block. With that installed and our bike pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well simply insert the bike rack shank into the hitch. Well need to pull the integrated locking hitch pin out so that it clears the hitch tube ring.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Kia Sorento

Today on our 2010 Kia Sorento, well be test fitting the Rhode Gear Highway 2 Bike Carrier, part number RG8015220. Now our vehicle is already equipped with the 2-inch hitch, so well need to use the 2-inch spacer block provided with the bike rack. This bike rack is also capable of being used with the 1 inch hitch as well. With our bike pre-assembled, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. So well simply insert the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt in, we can now tighten it down using a wrench.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Kia Sorento

Today we're looking at a 2005 KIA Sorento. We're going to install a Tow Ready T1 Connector, product number 118307. The first step in installing a new connector is locating the manufacturer's trailer wiring on the vehicle. The plug is mounted on the passenger's side frame rail between the frame rail and the spare tire. You can see in this application, the yellow which is the inside of the plug. Normally, there'll be a cap over this plug that you'll need to remove first.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Kia Sorento

Today were working on a 2005 Kia Sorento. Were going to install a Curt Hitch, part number C13513. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the vehicle is 2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories; now lets go ahead with the installation.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today we have a 2012 Kia Sorento and were going to test fit the Rhode Gear Highway 2 Bike Carrier for 11/4 inch and 2 inch hitches, part number RG8015220. First were going to insert the rack into our receiver and line up the bolt holes. We have a 2 inch hitch on our Kia Sorento so we will be keeping the 2 inch adaptor thats installed on our Rhode Gear rack. Next well take the threaded hitch pin and feed it through our pin hole on our receiver and thread it into the bike rack. Then we will tighten it down using either the included range or a 31/4 inch range. We will secure the pin on the other side with our clamp.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2012 on this Kia Sorento, were going to do a test fit of part number th916xtr from Thule. This is Thules t2 platform bike rack. This bike rack will fit only 2 inch receiver hitches as shown here. Well install it in the hitch and line up the hitch pin holes and then install the anti rattle bolt. Now it does come with a tool to tighten down the bolt, however a 3 inch wrench works just as well. Going to install a lock on the other side, next well give you some measurements.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2006 Kia Sorento

Today we are going to do a test fit of Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Carrier on our 2006 Kia Sorento, part number th690. This roof basket has a crossbar spread of 16 to 28. With the feet on our basket already setup with the crossbars on our vehicle, we will go ahead and slip it on and see what it looks like. Alright once we get our roof basket on top of the vehicle, I like to center it up so that it is aesthetically pleasing. Now we can go ahead and install our clamps. When tightening down the wing nuts of your clamps you just want to make sure that front to back they are tightened down evenly.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today we are going to be doing a test fit on our 2012 Kia Sorento, were going to do a test fit of the Thule Roof Rack system with square load bars and the Crossroad Foot Pack. I have already setup my bars so lets go ahead and test fit them on the vehicle. There are three things to note when installing your bars. First you want to make sure that the bar overhangs evenly on both sides. Next theres an arrow on the foot pack that needs to be in the center of the side rails, and third we want to make sure that we tighten down our foot packs perpendicularly on both sides. To do this, Im going to take a measurement on a fixed point on a side rail so that I can make sure that both sides are even.



Yakima RailGrab Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2012 Kia Sorento were going to install a roof rack from Yakima. Well be using Yakimas Railgrab. Well go ahead and install the first crossrail towards the front. Well leave everything loose and well position it where we want it once we have it in place. Well measure out the first bar, and that way when we install our second bar we can measure off the first one and everything will be square. Take a second and make sure your bars are even, left to right.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on a 2012 Kia Sorento, we're going to do a quick test fit of the Thule roof rack system. We'll be used the Thule Rapid CrossRoad Foot Pack. We'll be using Thule AeroBlades. Just attach to the factory roof rack on the vehicle. We'll go and start off the first crossbar going towards the front. We'll be using generic measurements on this application.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2012 Kia Sorento we're going to be installing curt hitch part #C13073. Before we get started with our hitch installation, we are going to go ahead and show you a couple of the final install dimensions which are going to make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 13" and from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 5". And now we will go ahead and move on to installation. From underneath the vehicle the first thing that I've done here is to go ahead and lower the spare tire out of the way just to give us a little bit more working room. The first thing we need to do in the installation is actually to go and lower down the exhaust over here on the passenger side of the vehicle.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2010 Kia Sorento we are going to do a quick test fit of part number TH990XT from Thule. This is Thules Doubletrack Platfrom Style Bike Rack. This bike rack will work with 2 inch receivers as shown here, it will also work for class one and class two receiver hitch. We will go ahead and install the bike rack into the hitch; we will line up the install holes and install the anti-rattle bolt. Now the kit does come with a wrench to tighten it down, but a inch wrench will work as well, and the lock on the other side. Alright the bike rack is in its stored position.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sorento

Today on this 2012 Kia Sorento were going to install hidden hitch, part number 87574, this will also be comparable to the Draw Tite Hitch part number 75684, Here are a couple measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 4-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/2 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. Alright weve gone ahead and raised the vehicle up so we can get underneath of it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Kia Sorento

Okay today, on this 2007 Kia Sorento, we are going to install part number 87425 from Hidden Hitch. This also applies to Draw-Tite part number 75516. First we will go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up on the frame. It is actually going to mount up on the side of the frame using these threaded holes that are already in here. All right, it is going to be the same thing on the other side of the vehicle on the driver side except the muffler is going to be a little bit in the way. Most of the time you can work your way around it. If you need to, it might be a good idea just to pull it out a ways while you do your work. Okay, the first thing we are going to do is go ahead and inspect the thread.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Kia Sorento

Today we are going to install part number 118307 from Tow Ready, and we are going to install this T-1 connector on a 2006 Kia Sorento. We are also going to be using part number 118144, 4-pole bracket, as part of this install. First we will install our bracket, and we will just install a couple of simple screws that come with the package. And then we will install our T-1 connector 4-pole harness into that. All right, the Sorento already has a port installed from the factory, so it is a simple matter of plugging the T-1 harness into this port right here. So you push down this button on top, and then take a screwdriver to catch the edge of it. It helps kind of get it started where you can pull it out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Kia Sorento

Today we are going to install part number 87425 from Hidden Hitch, and we are going to install this on a 2006 Kia Sorento. First step, we will go ahead and take down this rubber exhaust hanger. Just spray it down with some lubricant and we will just take a pry bar and just kind of pry it off of it. Sometimes these threads in here will get clogged up with dirt and rust and whatnot. It is a good idea to spray them down with some WD-40 and then clean them out, and then run your bolts in and out to help clean it out.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Kia Sorrento

Today we are going to install part number 118307 on our Kia Sorrento, 2005 model. And we will show you how it plugs in. To install the part, it is a pretty simple device. There is an actual port for a towing package on the passengers side frame rail, right here. And all you have got to do, basically, is just pull off the cap. Push in this little button in and the cap comes out, and the T-1 connector actually just plugs right back in there. And at this point, you just route the T-1 however you want. Tie off the converter box in a safe location, and then just run your wires out to your hitch.





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