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Subject Topic: Kia Sportage 1.6 Diesel 134hp Auto Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Jason Neville30/9/2021 at 10:18pm
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Hi I have a 2.0l 185hp Kia Sportage on lease and Iíve got to send it back. This car has towed wonderfully well. However if I look at a new car Kia Sportage donít do the 2l version anymore but replaced it with the 1.6 diesel 134 hp either manual or auto. Does anyone have experience of this version and will it pull my 1,500kg caravan as well as the 2l. Will I notice much change in performance

Message posted by Rob and Tina via mobile 30/9/2021 at 10:54pm
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Have you checked the weight of the new Sportage? When I checked a few years ago I found some of them had a max tow of 1400kg but I don't know which model you are considering and the weight limits and kerb weights of the current models.

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Message posted by martin73430/9/2021 at 10:59pm
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It depends on the model and year. Almost all of the 1.6 diesel autos have a max towing capacity of 1400kg apart from the AWD version which has a max towing weight of 1600kg. The manual AWD version has a max towing capacity of 1900kg.

Message posted by bofs via mobile 01/10/2021 at 9:42am
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Maybe move up to a Sorento? Ours tows our 1500kg van very easily and we normally get 28-30 mpg towing, 45-50+ on a run.

Message posted by Jason Neville17/11/2021 at 9:04pm
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Decided to buy a new sorento instead which should be able to pull anything

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Message posted by jjgderbyshire15/12/2021 at 5:50pm
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Good choice. I had one to tow my 1500kg Bailey and you could forget it was there when towing. Totally safe at speed and when overtaking lorries etc.
I've replaced it with a Skoda Karoq and am pretty sure I will have to replace the caravan with a lighter two berth.

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