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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number C13120. Now I'll give you some measurements that will help you select accessories, like bike racks, cargo carriers, and ball mounts. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground, it's about sixteen and a quarter inches. From the middle of the hitch pin hole to the outside of the bumper is about five and a quarter inches. Now let's go install our hitch. The first thing we need to do is find the well nuts that are on the bottom of the Kia that we'll mount our hitch to.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2008 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C12126. 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 you with 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 six inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 and three-quarter inches. Let's go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Kia Sportage - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2007 Kia Sportage were going to install part number 90621, from Hidden Hitch. First step well go ahead and lower the exhaust by removing two rubber exhaust hangers on the drivers side and one on the passenger side of the vehicle. Now well spray down the exhaust hangers with lubricant to make them easier to remove. Then well go ahead and remove the tow hook bracket by removing five bolts. Now on this vehicle therell be two bolts on the drivers side that we had to remove as well. Thats where the hitch will mount up.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2007 Kia Sportage were going to install part number 36363 from Draw Tite. Our first step is go ahead and lower the exhaust by removing two rubber exhaust hangers on the drivers side and one on the passengers side of the vehicle. Well spray down the exhaust hangers with lubricant to make them easier to remove. Then well go ahead and remove the tow hook bracket by removing five bolts. On this vehicle there will be two bolts on the drivers side that we have to remove as well, and thats where the hitch will mount up as well. This will be identical on both sides of the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sportage

Today on a 2012 Kia Sportage we're going to install Kurt hitch part number C13066. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 6 and a half inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is gonna be 13 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation, before we install our hitch lets go ahead and point out our attachment point. Here at the rear of the frame on either side of the muffler are 2 weld nuts. These 2 will be our attachment point for the driver side and there will be 2 identical on the passenger side but before we put the hitch in place were gonna want to clean them out using a little spray lubricant we can spray the hole then Ill use a half-inch nylon toothbrush part number 814092 and thoroughly clean out the threads, the older the vehicle is the more chance you have of dirt, rust, and buildup inside the threads. Before I go and try to install the hitch after I cleaned them out I also take my new hardware just to make sure its gonna easily thread up into the weld nut as you can see we got that one already cleaned out Ill go ahead and repeat the same process for the other 3 attachment points.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2012 Kia Sportage we're going to install Kurt hitch part number T12030. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 6 and a half inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is gonna be 13 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation, before we install our hitch lets go ahead and point out our attachment point. Here at the rear of the frame on either side of the muffler are 2 weld nuts. These 2 will be our attachment point for the driver side and there will be 2 identical on the passenger side but before we put the hitch in place were gonna want to clean them out using a little spray lubricant we can spray the hole then Ill use a half-inch nylon toothbrush part number 814092 and thoroughly clean out the threads, the older the vehicle is the more chance you have of dirt, rust, and buildup inside the threads. Before I go and try to install the hitch after I cleaned them out I also take my new hardware just to make sure its gonna easily thread up into the weld nut as you see we got that one already cleaned out Ill go ahead and repeat the same process for the other 3 attachment points.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today we will be installing part number 13066 made by Curt on a 2011 Kia Sportage. Now we will go ahead and show you what it looks like installed on the vehicle. Here are some key measurements to think about when ing your accessories. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the bumper face is 6 inches. And from the top of the receiver to the ground is 13 inches. 0:27



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Kia Sportage

Today on this 2008 Kia Sportage we will be installing Curt hitch part number 13526. Okay underneath the vehicle we are actually taking a look at the driver side frame rail. We are going to go ahead and point out the mounting holes for our trailer hitch. As you can see here we have got two existing bolts in the frame and then one empty weld nut right next to it. We are going to remove those two bolts and use the third weld nut as well and those will be our three attaching points for our trailer hitch. We will be using new hardware for these three weld nuts. We will be using the 10 millimeter bolts with a conical tooth washer that is provided with our installation kit. 00:36



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Kia Sportage

Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 90186 from Hidden Hitch on a 2000 Kia Sportage. This installation will also apply to Draw-Tite part number 36266. We are underneath the vehicle now, and we are going to go ahead and point out the attaching points for the hitch. Looking at the passengers side frame rail, you can see there is a hole here on the inboard side of the frame. That is going to provide the forwardmost attaching point. And then, on this tow hook here, we are actually going to drill a hole and make that the second attaching point.





Kia Sportage Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13120 for the 2014 Kia Sportage Also Fit the 2015 Model
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and the Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13120, for the 2014 Kia Sportage has been tested and it is also a fit for the 2015 model. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds and a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Please keep in mind that Curt does require all non-trailer loads like bike racks and cargo carriers to be supported with a Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT. As...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2013 Kia Sportage
  • Class II or III hitches are available for your Sportage LX. I believe Kia is telling your that your Sportage has a Class I towing capcity, which maxes out at 2000 lbs. The Class II hitches would have a 3500 lb towing, 300 lb tongue weight capacity, while the Class III would have the same towing capacity but a higher tongue weight capacity at 350 lbs. This being said, the amount of weight you will be able to tow will be limited by the towing capacity of the vehicle (which I wasn't able...
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  • Change In Curt Hitches Available For 2012 Kia Sportage SX
  • Manufacturers can change the design of their products if they feel a change needs to be made to provide a better fit for their products. I spoke with my contact at Curt and they told me that there was a round tube design hitch, # 13123, that fit Kia Sportage SX models. They have since discontinued that model, and according to the fitguide, the # C13120 is the only Curt hitch available for the Sportage SX model. They were not able to tell me if the reason for changing hitches that fit your...
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  • How Visible will the Hidden Hitch # 87612 Be Once Installed on a 2013 Kia Sportage
  • Yes, most of the Hidden Hitch # 87612 that you referenced will be concealed once installed on your 2013 Kia Sportage. The only thing you will really see is the hitch opening, the cross tube will be out of plain sight. We have not had the chance to install this hitch on a Sportage yet so we do not have install pictures that I could share with you, but we have installed the Curt Hitch # C12030 on a Sportage and I attached a pic we took of the vehicle after we installed the hitch to show...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Video for a 2001 Kia Sportage
  • We have installation videos for Draw-Tite hitch # 36266 and for Hidden Hitch # 90186 but not for Curt hitch # 13537. I have included the video for you to view. It will not be exactly the same but very similar. I have also linked the instructions for each hitch for you to view. If you go with the Curt hitch I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use # 118371. I have linked instructions...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75717 Fit on a 2011 Kia Sportage
  • The Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch, # 75717, will fit all models of the 2011 Kia Sportage, except the SX models. As long as you have a Base model, EX or LX model, you will have no problems installing this hitch on your Sportage. If you do have an SX model, you would want to use the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13120. I added links to the installation instructions for each of these hitches for you to review prior to purchase. If you will be towing with your Kia Sportage,...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch # C13120 Contact the Exhaust on a 2012 Kia Sportage SX
  • From what we have learned, if you have an SX Turbo model 2012 Kia Sportage, there is some exhaust contact. There are a few different things you can try to reduce or eliminate rattle if it happens at all. I have included a link to an FAQ article that covers the various methods. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing, the recommended parts are: Ball mount, # 2923 Pin and Clip, # PC3 1-7/8 inch ball, # 19260 2 inch ball,...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Boat Trailer With a 2008 Kia Sportage
  • We have everything that you need to tow a boat trailer with your 2008 Kia Sportage. In addition to the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13526, that you referenced, you will also need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118401. We have installed this hitch and wiring harness on a 2008 Kia Sportage at our shop so I linked the videos for you to check out. I have also attached the installation instructions. One final item that I would recommend is the Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. This kit...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Kia Sportage SX
  • We do list a trailer hitch as a fit for the 2012 Kia Sportage SX. You can use the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13120 (Class III) that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. It comes with two ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring, use the Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118526.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Kia Sportage SX
  • I do have a hitch solution for you, but I checked Draw-Tite and they do not recommend the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch # 75717 as a fit for the 2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo. For your vehicle you would want a Curt Trailer Hitch # C13120. This hitch is confirmed to fit on the SX Kia Sportage models and should work very well for you. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: Curt...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendations for a 2011 Kia Sportage SX
  • According to Curt, Trailer Hitch, # C13123, will fit the SX models of the 2011 Kia Sportage. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. The hitch does not come with trailer wiring. The correct wiring for your vehicle is Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118526. I also recommend etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # 13526 Fit a 2009 Kia Sportage with Dual Exhaust
  • Yes, the CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13526, will fit a 2009 Kia Sportage with dual exhaust. If you look at the fourth picture on the product page, you will see the hitch installed on a dual exhaust model. The instructions, linked for reference, also show the hitch using a dual exhaust model as an example. If you plan to do some towing, the recommended ball mount is # 2923 and you can use pin and clip # PC3. For a ball, you can use # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter), # 19247 (2 inch diameter), or...
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  • Is Small Bracket On Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch For Mounting an Electrical Connector, 2011 Kia Sportage
  • Yes, the tab is intended to mount the electrical trailer connector. Your electric trailer connector will mount up to the bracket just as it did on the factory hitch of your 2011 Kia Sportage. There is also another hole that will allow for mounting a smaller sized bracket, the spacing measured 1-3/4 inches on center. To complete your towing setup, you may be interested in the following items: Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 2923 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19260 2 Inch Hitch...
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  • Hitch, Drawbar, Hitch Ball, and Safety Chains Needed to Tow a Trailer
  • For your 2001 Kia Sportage, in addition to hitch # 36266, and wiring # 118371, you will need a ball mount and a ball for the coupler on the trailer. You will also need safety chains unless the trailer comes with them. For a 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch opening, like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36266, use Class II Drawbar, # 36051. With this ball mount, use Hitch Ball, # 19256. To secure and lock the drawbar in place, use the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # RH2-XL . For safety chains,...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch is Recommended for a 2007 Kia Sportage Towing Canoes and Sailboats
  • When the choice is available, I always recommend the class III hitch with the 2" by 2" opening. This will give the greatest flexibility and largest selection of accessories. The Hidden Hitch Class III trailer hitch, part # 87447, would be the ideal choice for your vehicle. It offers a 3500 pound towing and and a 350 pound tongue weight capacity. This hitch would not require the cutting of any fascia, would require no drilling, and mounts to already existing weldnuts in your vehicle's frame.
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