Best 2019 Kia Sorento Trailer Hitch Options

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Best 2019 Kia Sorento Trailer Hitch Options


Speaker 1: Today on our 2019 Kia Sorento we're going to be having a look at our best trailer hitch options. Now we have three different hitches here today. On the top we have our etrailer.com hitch. In the middle we have our CURT hitch. On the bottom we have our Draw-Tite hitch. First we'll give you a brief summary to highlight all the differences.

As far as recreational use goes, we found the etrailer and the CURT hitch to be the winners here because they do have a little bit more flexibility with having a higher tongue weight rating. As far as towing goes, we found the Draw-Tite hitch to have a slight advantage here just because it does have the electrical bracket for your wiring harnesses already attached, and it's one less thing you have to worry about purchasing when buying your towing package. As far as appearance goes, I'm going to give a slight advantage to the etrailer.com hitch just because it has a slightly better finish than the other hitches available.Now if I owned a Sorento and I was looking to buy a hitch for it myself, I would lean towards buying the etrailer hitch for a couple of different reasons. Number one, it does have the higher tongue weight capacity over the Draw-Tite hitch. Two, the better finish that it offers will give my vehicle a better look, especially considering the fact that the majority of the hitch is visible underneath the vehicle.The first biggest difference that we found between our three hitches here today is in regards to recreational use because of the difference in weight capacities.

Our etrailer hitch and our CURT hitch, these both feature a max tongue weight rating of 750 pounds and a max gross trailer weight rating of 5,000 pounds.Now when you're using the hitch for a non-towing application such as using it for a bike rack or a cargo carrier, CURT recommends that you use a stabilization strap to help support the load. Those are available separately on our website. Our Draw-Tite hitch here has a max tongue weight rating of 500 pounds and a max gross trailer weight rating of 5,000 pounds. As you can see, this hitch does have a much lower tongue weight rating capacity than our other two hitches. This is important because if you're using your hitch for a bike rack with ebikes on it, which are quite heavy, or a cargo carrier that's really loaded down the gear, or if you're using it for a motorcycle carrier or a wheelchair carrier, something along those lines, the extra weight capacity that our two hitches here, the etrailer and the CURT, offer gives you more options and more availability as far as leeway of how much you can carry with you.Another difference that we found recreationally speaking is our Draw-Tite does have an additional hole on it that's closest to the end of the receiver here.

That's for a j-pin stabilization device. What that does it take away the annoying shake, play, and rattle out of what's inserted into your receiver. Now our other two hitches don't have the j-pin hole, but there are other methods of anti-rattle devices available on our website that are compatible with these hitches. A lot of your bike racks and cargo carriers already have anti-rattle devices built into them so you don't actually need a separate device in order to take all that annoying shake, play, and rattle out.The next biggest difference that we found between our hitches is in regards to towing. If you're towing a trailer, you have to have some form of lighting system installed on your Sorento in order to run the lights on your trailer.

Our Draw-Tite hitch has an attachment point which serves as a place to mount your electrical connectors for your wiring. The wiring harnesses available for the Sorento are designed to be stored outside the vehicle and not inside of it when they're not in use, so this is a great feature. Now while the etrailer and the CURT hitch don't have that feature on them, there are options available, such as a no-drill mounting bracket which will clamp around your hitch. This is part number 18140. This will serve just like the welded-on attachment point on the Draw-Tite so you can have your wiring permanently installed and securely mounted to your hitch.Another slight difference that we noticed between our hitches here today is in regards to appearance. Our etrailer.com hitch has a much different finish than the other two hitches. It has a matte black carbide finish which is much more durable and scratch-resistant, as well as corrosion-resistant, than a standard powder coat finish. We found it to be very scratch-resistant, and you'll have a much longer-lasting finish on your hitch than with our other options here today.Now keep in mind, the only real difference that we have with the appearance on the vehicle is with the finish of the etrailer hitch. The other two hitches are going to look identical to it on the vehicle because they all have the same design and the same shape.If we have a look over at the Sorento that we have in here today, we have the etrailer hitch installed. You can see how nice and tight it sits up against our rear fascia here. All three of our hitches will be visible underneath the vehicle, but this will give you a general idea how all three of them are going to look on your Sorento.Now as far as similarities go between our hitches, all three of these hitches are much more similar than they are different. They all are going to have the same look on the vehicle. They all feature a plate-style safety chain loop connection point. All of the openings on our safety chain plates are very large so they'll accommodate a large safety chain hook like this one very easily without any interference on either one. All three of our hitches are Class 3 2" by 2" receivers, which is great because Class 3 hitches are the most versatile hitch for any vehicle out there. You'll have the most amount of accessories available for you, such as ball mounts, bike racks, or cargo carriers. This will complete our look at the best trailer hitch options for the Kia Sorento. We hope you find this video help and informative in your trailer hitch purchasing decision.


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