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Best 2018 Kia Sorento Hitch Options

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Best 2018 Kia Sorento Hitch Options


Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Kia Sorento we'll be looking at the best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. Both of our hitches are Class 3 2" hitches. On the top we have a CURT, part number C13195. On the bottom we have a Draw-Tite, part number 75908.Now our hitches are very similar. We have a few subtle differences between the two, the biggest difference being the weight capacity of our hitches.

Our CURT hitch here at the top has a 750 pound max tongue weight rating and a 5,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating. Our Draw-Tite hitch, however, has a 500 pound max tongue weight rating and a 5,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating.Having a slightly more tongue weight capacity on the CURT hitch does give it a slight advantage for some recreational use, such as using a cargo carrier on your vehicle. However, with the CURT hitch with the higher tongue weight capacity, CURT does recommend the use of a stabilization strap to help support the load for non-trailer applications such as a bike rack or a cargo rack.Now if we're more concerned about using our hitch for a towing purpose, the Draw-Tite hitch does have a slight advantage here with the additional feature of having this mounting bracket welded onto the hitch for us to attach our wiring harnesses to, such as our four-pole flat or our seven-way RV connector.Now for recreational purposes here, our Draw-Tite hitch here does have an additional feature of having this rearmost hole for a j-pin stabilization device. A j-pin stabilization device can take so that annoying shake, play, and rattle out of your bike rack or your cargo carrier that's inserted into the receiver if your accessory doesn't already have an anti-rattle device built into it.Now as far as clearance goes on our two hitches, the Draw-Tite gets a slight edge of an advantage here because it does have slightly more clearance than our CURT hitch. However, they're both very close.

The Draw-Tite only has about 1/2" to 3/4" of extra room away from the vehicle. If we look over at our Sorento that we have here today, we have the CURT hitch installed and you can see what it looks like.You can see how much clearance we have between the fascia of the vehicle. The Draw-Tite hitch will look very similar. This is our hole here for our 5/8" diameter hitch pin. Will be slightly more to the rear of the vehicle.

Not too much, it's only about 1/2" to 3/4". The top of our receiver opening here will be a little bit higher on the vehicle, about 1/2" again. Not too much of a difference.Our CURT hitch has more of a high-gloss black powder coat finish, whereas our Draw-Tite hitch is more of a flat black or matte black powder coat finish. For my personal preference, I think I like the more of a matte or flat finish that the Draw-Tite offers a little bit more just because it blends in with the vehicle a little bit more in my opinion. It doesn't shine quite as much so it looks more like a factory hitch.Now for a brief summary.

As far as weight capacity goes, the CURT does have a slight advantage here because it does have a slightly higher tongue weight. As far as towing purposes goes, I'd give the advantage here to the Draw-Tite hitch because we have the additional tab welded on here for mounting our electrical connections to our trailer lighting. Recreational use, I'd give the advantage to the Draw-Tite hitch again because you don't need to have the stabilization strap to help support your loads for your bike racks or your cargo carriers. Then we have the j-pin hole here to take some of that annoying play and rattle out.As far as clearance goes, they're both about equal. The Draw-Tite might get a slight advantage just because it's slightly further away from the vehicle. As far as appearance goes, they're both about equal. Comes down to personal preference there. I personally like the Draw-Tite a little bit more than the CURT. That completes our look at the best hitch options for the Kia Sorento.

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