When we were researching the 2011 KIA Sorento SX (Automatic) we found that all KIA's can be TOAD 4 down as long as they have manual trannys. Not sure about the 4 wheel drive versions. But always check with the KIA customer service folks for concrete verification via EMail.
Loved our very first KIA so much we bought 2 more!
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RV.net has a forum for this, Dinghy Towing, in the Tech area. REMCOTowing has a chart of what's towable and what's not. Better, MotorHomeMagazine. BEST: KIA. Many late model (and to me that's last ten years!) have a "recreational towing" paragraph in the owner's manual. The Vehicle Manufacturer is the one I'd go by. And not a Dealership/Salesman, either. Particularly if the vehicle is new enough to be under warranty. You don't want anybody trying to deny a warranty claim because there's a baseplate on the car.
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When we were looking for a toad in late 2010, the Sorrento was on the tope of the list. Problem was, they were no longer making the manual tranny, therefore, not towable.
Being a Kia, it might be fun to flat-tow it behind my truck, with the Kia shifted into reverse. Heck, I'll even make it a road-trip for ya, if you pay the fuel. We'll see how far it takes to break everything behind the tow-bar.
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