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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.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the rola TX-102 hanging style to bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We'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 releasing those.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today in our 2013 KIA Soul, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the tow ready T1 vehicle wiring harness with the 4-pole flat trailer connector. Part number is 118637. This is what the wiring harness is going to look like when you pull it out of the package. We're going to have our T connectors . This is where it gets its name. Basically, we just separate the plug that goes right into the back of the taillight housing and this going to go right in line. So, this'll plug into the back of the taillight, this'll plug into our factory connector. The yellow and brown wire ...



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2013 KIA Soul, we are doing a test fit of the Thule AeroBlade Traverse roof racking system. Sorry, the part numbers for your cross bars are THARB53. The foot pack will be TH480R and the fit kit will be THKIT1524. Now we have the first one already on. Pretty simple to put on. Go ahead and show you what we have here. We have a crossbar.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint T-Track roof bike rack. That part number is TH569. Now we have a bike already on our rack. I'll show you a few features of it. Now this is a fork mounted bike rack. See we have the forks here in our skewer.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the Thule ThruRide. Part number is TH535. Now, we already have a bike on our rack. I'll show you a few features about it. Now this is a fork mounted bike rack. See right here we have our skewer.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Soul - Hidden HItch

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening. The part number on it is 60347. Here's what our hitch is going to look like when we get it installed. As you can see, nice clean look. We've got most of our cross-bracing up here hidden behind the bumper so we don't have to deal with seeing it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Soul - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. This offers the 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 24915. Here's what our hitch is going to look like when we get it installed. As you can see, nice clean look. We've got most of our cross-bracing up here hidden behind the bumper so we don't have to deal with seeing it.



Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Snowpack Ski and Snowboard Carrier. The part number is TH7326. Now we have the first half already on, pretty much easy to install. It pretty much fits any of our crossbars. Let's see using our Aeroblades today. All right, so how you want to do this ...



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon roof cargo basket. Part number is TH859. Now, we already have it on our vehicle. The dimensions are 49 x 40 x 6. It can hold up to 150 pounds, but I always say please check your owners manual. See if your roof can hold that much. Now, we have 3 of the 4 hold downs on.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul we're going to show you how to install the Tocancha T1 vehicle wiring harness with a 4 bolt flat trailer connector. Part number is 118637. Here's what our wiring kit is going to look like. It's a pretty straight forward setup. We're going to have out T connectors. That's where it gets the name "T1".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Soul - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're going to take a look at, and then show you how to install the Hidden Hitch Custom-Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the inch-and-a-quarter opening. Its part number is 60347. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. As you can see, our main supports are up out of the way, not really visible. Got just a small section hanging down here, so not a big cosmetic change to the rear of the car. This is a Class 1 hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Soul - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class 1 hitch with an 1-1/4" opening. It's part number is 24915. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. As you can see, our main supports are up out of the way, not really visible, got just a small section hanging down here so not a big cosmetic change to the rear of the car. This is a class 1 hitch.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to be doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom Superclamp. This is a platform-style 2-bike rack. Part number on it is SA4025. This rack's been designed for use with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches, so you've got options there. The nice thing about it is that there's no actual frame contact with the rack holding the bike. We've got a wheel hook here in the rear, lower wheel cradle.





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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wiring harnesses for the 2011 Kia Soul such as the Curt # C56222 that fits versions without LED lights can certainly be re-installed in a different vehicle so long as that other vehicle is compatible. As it happens the 2015 Soul can use this same trailer wiring harness so it will work for you. I suggest you use dielectric grease like # LT37534 to help protect the connections from moisture and dirt. However, the hitches for the 2011 and 2015 model years are NOT the same so you...
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  • For your 2015 Kia Soul you would want the part # C56222 if your vehicle does not have LED taillights or part # C56220 if you do have LEDs. Now to connect to the wiring on your trailer you will first need to make an adapter. There are two good ways to accomplish this. You can convert the motorcycle trailer and the motorcycle to a combined system that uses the same light for the brake light and turn signals. The rear lamp assemblies would need to be replaced, and put a converter...
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  • Yes, the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, # TH910XT, is recommended for use with your 2012 Kia Soul. If your bikes do not have a horizontal top frame tube to position the bike level enough for ground clearance on the bike rack you will need an adapter bar, like the Thule Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982XT. I linked a review video that will help you determine if this bar is needed for your specific bike. I added a link to all of the trunk mount bike racks that are available for your...
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  • I did some research on your 2010 Kia Soul with the manual transmission and found that it can be flat towed. Models with automatic transmissions cannot be flat towed and must be towed with a tow dolly like part # RM-2000-1. I recommend checking the towing section of your owners manual for any other procedures or limitations that Kia may have to flat tow your vehicle. The Blue Ox Patriot, # BRK2012, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2715, and the Alpha Tow Bar, # BX7365, are all...
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  • The Yakima KingJoe 2 Trunk Mounted Bike Rack # Y02619 that you referenced is a confirmed fit on your 2014 Kia Soul 5-door. Thule also shows confirmed rack fits for your Soul as long as it is not the Mark II version. The note on the Yakima site refers to differing weight capacities of the 2- and 3-bike versions of the King Joe racks, the 2-bike # Y02619 and the 3-bike version # Y02620. Many late-model lightweight fuel-efficient vehicles like the Soul have light sheet metal that...
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  • The Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11110 is confirmed to fit your 2012 Kia Soul. This Class I trailer hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver, 2,000 pound maximum gross towing capacity, and 200 pound max tongue weight. I have attached an installation video of this hitch for you. If you will be doing light towing, you may be interested in the following items: Wiring, part # 118637 Ball Mount, part # C45521 1-7/8 Hitch Ball, part # 19256 If you will be using the hitch for hitch...
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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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  • 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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  • It really depends on what you want to use the hitch for if you need an adapter. The trouble is that using an adapter like # HTAD or another adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The hitches for your 2010 Kia Soul are all class I hitches with a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. Using an adapter will cut that down to 100 pounds. If you are wanting to use a bike rack or cargo carrier, you will be limited to carrying just 2 bikes and the...
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