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How to Determine if a 2013 Kia Sorento has a Factory Towing Prep Package  


How can I tell if my 2013 Kia Sorrento is tow Ready before ordering anything? Where is the connector that is mentioned as Behind the rear tire in these forums?


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The most definitive way to determine if your 2013 Kia Sorento has the factory towing prep package is to have the dealer run the VIN number. They will be able to you how it is equipped. The trailer wiring for vehicles with the tow prep package, # C56332, is located behind the driver side rear wheel along the frame rail. I have linked instructions for you.

If you have a 4-cylinder model or a model without the tow prep package, use # 118506.

For a trailer hitch, the most popular option is Curt hitch # C13073. I have included some links on the installation of this hitch for you. I also recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.

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Miguel P.


I have a 2013 Kia Sorento EX V6 model and need to know if i can trailer a boat with trailer weight of 4500 Lbs. Which exceeds the vehicle max towing capacity of 3500 Lbs. Thank you for your advice

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Chris R.


If your Kia Sorento has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds you cannot tow a 4,500 pound trailer. The 3,500 pound listed max is the heaviest trailer you can safely pull.

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