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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Kia Soul - Curt

Today on our 2016 KIA Soul we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Curt custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. Part number is C11419. Here's a good look at what our hitch is going to look like installed and see that cross tube's going to remain hidden all that's really going to leave that with is our inch and a quarter opening, inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter is going to come out right here in the middle, it offers a nice flush looking reinforcement inaudible 00:00:29 around the end and you'll see that's going to be tucked in under our bumper slightly so we don't have to worry about bumping our legs on it or anything like that. Rounded steel stock safety chain connection points going to come around the bottom, should have enough room there to get any kind of chain connected that you might want and then we're going to have a half inch pin hole that's designed to hold all our items in place once we get them in our hitch. Now there's going to be room on each side it looks like to use anti-rattle devices, hitch pin locks, regular hitch pins and clips, I would just avoid anything maybe bigger than the size of a golf ball in diameter. Now when it does come to towing or maybe moving around some cargo carriers or bike racks, a few numbers you want to keep in mind is that the hitch is going to offer a 200 pound ton weight rating, so that's the maximum downward force we can put here at our receiver tube opening, and it offers a 2,000 pound gross trailer weight rating, it's going to be the total weight of our trailer and anything that we we're to load up on it. Of course we want to check the Soul's owners manual see what it's rated for and we'll just go off whichever of those numbers are the lowest. Curt does recommend the use of a stabilization strap anytime we're using something that would be considered a non-wheeled load.



Hollywood Racks Trail-Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 bike rack, part number HR200. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact. We're going to have a frame hook up at the top here, which is padded so your bike will not get damaged once this is installed. We also have two hook and loop straps on either wheel securing them into the wheel cradles. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. We'll start with the wheel straps, get those loose.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack, part number S64650. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike attach to the rack, we're going to have 1 point of contact, and that's going to be the frame at the top with this hook here, and it is padded so once you install this the bike itself will not get damaged. We also have 2 adjustable wheel wells to accommodate different size bikes. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. To do that, you want to grip a hold of the bike when you release the hook because you don't want it falling forward into the vehicle and possibly damaging it. You go to the bottom of the hook here and there's this gray button.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 KIA Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Rola TX 102 2 bike rack, part number 59400. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. One of the features I want to show off first is that it has an integrated cable lock here at the front of the mast. You'll pull the lock out, wrap it around your bikes and attach it to this point here and that will give you some security for your bikes. How the bike is attached to the rack we're going to have 3 points of contact with the bikes frame. We're going to have 2 straps up at the top here and one off to the side and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the vehicle or the bikes in front of it and damaging them. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. With the bike rack in this position, let me go ahead and give you some measurements.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-bike rack, part number TH9029XT. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. This does have an integrated cable lock up here at the top of the mast behind the bike. Lift it out, wrap it around your bikes and it would connect to this point here and be locked into place for some additional security. How the bike attaches to the rack, you're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today in this 2016 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the Yakima LiteRider 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02472. We already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. The first feature I'd like to show off is it has an integrated cable lock on the back of the mast here. You pull it out like so, bring it up, wrap it around your bike and you would attach it to this point here where we'll lock the bikes into place for some additional security. How it's attached to the rack, we're going to have 3 points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have 2 zip strips up at the top here and one off to the side and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the Thule Roadway 2-bike rack, part number TH912XTR. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here and one off to the side. That's going to serve as an anti-sway to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, possibly hitting the car or the bikes in front of it and damaging them.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the 20 x 48 Surco Cargo Carrier, part number 52017. This has a carrying capacity of 300 pounds and has a nice mesh floor, which makes it easy to clean. It also has this rail all the way around the cargo carrier, and you can use that as a tie-down point for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. Staring from the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here, we've added about 23-1/2 inches to the rear of the vehicle. The ground clearance to this edge here is going to be about 9-1/2 inches, and our closest point to this edge here is going to be about 2 inches. Then, from the center of the hitch pinhole to our edge here is going to be about 6 inches, so if you have different hitches for this vehicle, from the center of the hitch pinhole out, that's how far it's going to stick out. Also, the exhaust on this vehicle is going to be on the passenger side, but it does face down and is about 11-1/2 inches to our cargo carrier itself, so just keep it in mind maybe put some more of your heat-sensitive materials over to the driver side. Now, with it in this position, we do have full access to our rear hatch to get whatever we need. However, I'm going to go ahead and give you a break-over point measurement, and that's going to be the point where whatever it is you're hauling will come into contact with your rear hatch.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Kia Soul

Today on this 2016 Kia Soul we're going to be test fitting the 20 by 48 CURT cargo carrier, part number C18110. Now this cargo carrier has a weight capacity or carrying capacity of 300 pounds. It has a nice mesh floor here on the bottom, and that's going to make it easier to clean. All the way around the border of the cargo carrier are these points which you can use as tie-downs for either your ratchet straps or your bungee cords. I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. Starting from the edge of the bumper out to our outer edge here, we've added about 25" to the rear of the vehicle. Our ground clearance is going to be about 13".



Best 2015 Kia Soul Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2015 Kia Soul. The most popular is going to be our Draw-Tite class one. Part number is 24915. We're going to follow that up with the CURT class one, part number C11419. Now a few of the noticeable differences that we're going to see is basically with our receiver tube opening. You'll see the Draw-Tite's going to have just the standard tube that's going to come out, where our CURT has a little bit of reinforcement collar around the end of it.



Best 2014 Kia Soul Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2014 Kia Soul. The most popular is going to be our Draw-Tite class one. Part number is 24915. We're going to follow that up with the CURT class one, part number C11419. Now a few of the noticeable differences that we're going to see is basically with our receiver tube opening. You'll see the Draw-Tite's going to have just the standard tube that's going to come out, where our CURT has a little bit of reinforcement collar around the end of it.



Best 2016 Kia Soul Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Kia Soul. Most popular is going to be our draw-tite class one, part number is 24915. We're going to follow that up with the curt class one, part number C11419. A few of the noticeable differences that we're going to see is basically with our receiver tube opening. You'll see the draw-tite's going to have just the standard tube that's going to come out, where our curt has a little bit of a reinforcement cowler around the end of it that's pretty flush. Other than that, all things are about equal on our hitches. Safety chain connection points are going to be about the same in size, the draw-tite has a little bit larger diameter.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Kia Soul - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Kia Soul we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class 1 trailer hitch receiver. Its part number is 24915. Here's a look at what the hitch looks like installed. Our main cross tube is going to be hidden well up behind our rear fascia, so we're not adding a lot to the rear of the vehicle. Just going to have our receiver tube opening that's going to come out here. Now this being a class 1, it's going to offer an inch and quarter by an inch and a quarter opening.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fir of the Thule T2 Pro platform-style bike rack. That part number is TH9035. Now we already have our bike secured down, so we're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. With our bike installed, we can actually tilt our rack away from our vehicle. To do so, we're going to come back here at our black handle. There's a gray piece on the inside.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 KIA Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider Hanging Style 2 bike rack. That part number is Y02472. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame, and one as our anti-sway strap. We'll start be releasing those.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today our 2015 KIA Sol, we're doing a test it of the kuat transfer 3 platform style bike rack. That part number is TS03G. We already have our bike secured down, but first, we're going to show you how to do that. To start off, we're actually going to show you our existing features inaudible 00:00:20, the main feature of this bike rack. Then we'll move on to how it secures down. Move these hooks out of our way, hold on to them, and we're going to hit this lever down here at the bottom with our foot. Just push down on it.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hanging Style 4-Bike Rack. That part number is TH9029XT. We already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame, and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by removing those.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging style 2 bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. We already have our bike secured down. First, going to show you have we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and 1 is our anti-sway. We'll start by releasing those. Then we'll be able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side. With that out of the way we can start off with a few measurements.



Saris Thelma Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Sol we're doing a test fit of the Saris Sanroll Platform Style 3 Bike Rack. That part number is SA4239B. We already have our bike secured down. First we're going to show you how we do that. On our back tire we have a ratchet strap. We'll start by releasing this one first. Then in the front we have a wheel cradle that holds up at the top part of our bike rather.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on a 2015 Kia Sole we are doing a test fit of the Swagman XC2 Platform style bike rack. The product number is S64650. Now we already have our bike installed, we're first going to show you how we secure it in place. We have our frame hook here. That pushes our bike down into our wheel cradles. Now you may notice on this bike rack compared to others we don't have any wheel straps of any kind. Now I can confirm reading customer reviews and my own experience with this bike rack you don't have to worry about adding extra straps or anything, that this frame hook does really well to hold this bike down.





Kia Soul Questions

  • We do have a trailer hitch that will fit your 2015 Kia Soul. You can use Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60347. If you plan on doing any towing you will also need wiring, # 118637. The hitch comes with a ball mount. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # A-80 and for a 2 inch ball use # A-82. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier you can use Draw-Tite hitch # 24915. It does not come with a ball mount. Then you have to make sure the accessory...
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  • You will need to put the ignition of your 2016 Kia Soul in the ACC position so that the steering wheel will be unlocked. The correct base plate kit for your 2016 Kia Soul with a manual transmission would be the # RM-522114-4. The base plate kit you referenced is for older model Souls so it would not be the correct one. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The...
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  • The Classic Accessories Deluxe PolyPro III Heavy-Duty Pop-Up Camper Cover, # CA80039, is our best selling popup/folding camper cover. As long as your camper is configured similar to one of the pictured in the drawing I provided, see link, and the body of the camper is between 10 and 12 feet long, the cover will fit. If there are roof mounted accessories on the camper the cover will fit, the sides will not go down as far though. The durability of the cover will have a lot to...
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  • We do indeed have a photo provided from Curt showing their # C11419 installed on a second-generation Kia Soul. As you can see, the only portion of the hitch that's visible from eye level at the rear of the vehicle is the receiver opening, almost all of the crossbar is concealed by the bumper. Hidden Hitch offers the # 60347 and Draw-Tite has # 24915, both of which would also be largely concealed behind the bumper. All three hitches have the same weight rating, and would...
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  • A concern you will have when going with a roof rack system is the roof load carrying capacity of your 2011 Kia Soul and the weight limit of the roof rack. You will want to make sure not to exceed the load limit of your roof or roof rack. The roof rack, plus the weight of the boat and any other cargo will be considered weight on your roof. The roof load carrying capacity of your Kia Soul can be found in the vehicle owners manual. The problem you will run into is the capacity...
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  • As a starting point I suggest a check of your Soul's owner's manual to verify the vehicle's roof weight bearing capacity. There should be a maximum rooftop cargo weight figure in your manual or at the very least available from your local Kia dealership. I suggest this since you are considering a combination of rooftop cargo items that could present a significant load on the vehicle. A roof rack like the Thule square bar system for your Soul, part # TH45050, does not weigh...
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  • The Curt hitch offered for your 2015 Kia Soul is a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I type, part # C11419, that has 200-lb tongue weight (TW) and 2000-lb gross trailer weight (GTW) ratings. But, and here's a big but, your 2015 Soul is NOT recommended for use to tow any size trailer. Kia indicates that this lightweight vehicle simply is not designed for towing a trailer. The hitches that are offered for it, again all are light duty Class I types, are made to allow hitch-mount accessory...
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  • The Rola roof rack # 59789 is best utilized with the 2014 Kia Soul that has no existing rails or crossbars (a naked roof). If your 2014 Kia Soul has existing rails or crossbars, I recommend Thule AeroBlade # THARB47. They are very sturdy, quiet and aerodynamic. The Thule foot pack # TH450R has rubber coated steel clamping straps to provide maximum security and strength. There isn't any confirmed roof racks that work with panoramic sunroofs unless the vehicle has existing...
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  • There aren't any Class III hitches available for the 2015 Kia Soul, only Class I hitches with a limited 200 lb tongue weight capacity. The tongue weight capacity indicates the maximum amount of weight that can be suspended from the hitch. If you were to use the Draw-Tite Class I Hitch, part # 24915, the weight of the scooter and the carrier could not exceed the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the hitch. If your carrier and scooter can come in under that weight, everything will...
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  • There are 2 and 3 bike trunk mounted racks available for you 2013 Kia Soul. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier # TH910XT that you referenced is actually a confirmed fit and would work for you. If you are considering going the hitch bike rack route I would strongly recommend you do so. Hitch mounted racks do not make contact with painted surfaces of vehicles like trunk mounted racks do, are easier to install and uninstall, and once you have a hitch you have more options in the...
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  • For a hitch for your 2014 Kia Soul the Hidden Hitch part # 60347 is a confirmed fit that would include everything needed to install plus a ball mount and a hitch pin and clip in case you planned on doing some light towing. I attached an install video for this hitch as well. To complete your towing setup you would also need the part # 19258 for a 2 inch ball or # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball. For trailer wiring part # 118637.
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  • The vehicle anchor straps can be mounted using some existing locations under the hood of your 2011 Kia Soul or you could use your own hardware. They used an existing bolt to secure one end of the strap for # TH529. For the back or another option for the front take a look at # TH530. This design has a large tube that cannot be pulled out once the hood or hatch is closed. You can then use a tie down kit like # TH855XT. I have included a link to a video of # TH530 for you...
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  • For your 2013 Kia Soul Exclaim the Curt hitch part # C111103 has been confirmed as a fit and would work well. You are correct in that the difference between it and the # C11110 is that it comes with a ball mount. For a hitch ball you would want the part # A-80, for trailer wiring # C56222 and then you would be good to go. Weight distribution systems can only be installed on vehicles with 2 inch hitches available that are rated for use with a WD system. This hitch cannot...
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  • I checked with my contact at Draw-Tite and they cannot confirm fit of trailer hitch # 24915 on a 2015 Kia Soul EV. To carry bikes you could use a trunk mount bike rack. If the vehicle does not have the rear spoiler at the top of the hatch then you can use the Raceway 2, # TH9002PRO. If it does have the spoiler with the gap between it and the vehicle then you can use the Passage # TH910XT. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight...
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  • The Curt Class I hitch you referenced, part # C11419 is indeed a fit for your 2016 Soul EV. The receiver tube is unobstructed all the way through, it does not have a stop punched or welded into it that would prevent a Class II rated accessory from being used, so it will be crucial that you are always aware of the tongue weight (downward force) that you'll be applying to the hitch. The Curt # C11419 has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, which means that the weight of the rack plus...
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  • Yes, this Thule Raceway 3 Bike Carrier # TH9002PRO is confirmed fit for your 2011 Kia Soul. The top portion of the bike rack will rest on the back glass of your vehicle, but it will not damage the glass of your rear windshield. Most of the pressure from the rack will be on the lower arms of the rack due to gravity. We have never had any issues with the back glass being damaged on a trunk mounted bike rack, and the # TH9002PRO is no exception to that. If you plan on carrying...
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  • If you click the provided link, you can see the available hitches for a 2010 Kia Soul. As you can see, there are no Class II or III hitches available for the Soul as the rear structure of the vehicle cannot support the towing or tongue weight that a Class II or III hitch would be rated for. The weight of the scooter plus the weight of any carrier would far exceed the capacity of the hitch, and would cause the hitch and probably the vehicle to be damaged. For this reason, there...
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  • When any of the hitches we have available for the 2013 Soul, like the Draw-Tite # 24839 is installed, the receiver is recessed under the vehicle so that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the furthest rear portion of the bumper is right at 5 inches. This means that the rack you choose needs to have a shank long enough to overcome this distance. Since the closest portion of the rack, the anti-rattle knob is 4-1/2 inches rearward of the hitch pin hole, there will not be enough...
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  • Several brands of Class I trailer hitch are offered for the 2013 Kia Soul and all can be seen on the link provided, including the Draw-Tite # 24839 which is the most cost-effective option. All three are light-duty Class I hitches that carry a maximum tongue weight rating of 200-lbs (tongue weight is the measure of downward force on a hitch such as that applied by a scooter carrier). Please see the linked article on hitch classes. It is possible that the combined weight of your...
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  • There are adapters available like part # HTAD to convert a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening to a 2 inch opening. However, using any adapter will cut your hitch capacity in half, so you will need to ensure that the weight of the bike rack, bikes, and any items in your rear cargo area will not exceed 100 pounds total. The hitches available for your 2010 Kia Soul are class I, with a 200 pound tongue weight rating. When you add the adapter into the equation your hitch capacity would...
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