Manual or automatic

JVB66 replied on 16/03/2019 15:28

Posted on 16/03/2019 15:28

We tow with a Kia sportage diesel after years of manual cars and it is far more driver friendly , downsides less mpg and more expensive taxfrown but do I carecool

Tinwheeler replied on 16/03/2019 15:35

Posted on 16/03/2019 15:35

Yes, the previous model.

With the manual the clutch cooked when reversing the caravan uphill but the auto was fine. 

The choice was auto every time after that. 

EasyT replied on 16/03/2019 17:52

Posted on 16/03/2019 17:52

No strong views either way. It is a while since I bought the present tow car. The automatic version was not a consideration due to the lower tow limit and a lower hitch load. 

the sweetyman replied on 16/03/2019 19:21

Posted on 16/03/2019 15:19 by BEEFY

has anyone towed with an automatic Kia Sorrento?  What are views on towing auto or manual?

Posted on 16/03/2019 19:21

Yes.I personally have owned 3.5 ltr petrol,2.5 ltr,diesel,2,2 ltr diesel and currently another 2.2 ltr diesel.all of which have been auto and all very capable towcars.The best,so far,is the current late 2015 kx3.more mpg than any of the previous models and very "car like " to drive.Previously I have towed with both manual and auto vehicles and every time I have gone manual I have very quickly gone back to auto.The only sorento faults are.....early 2 version (2.5 auto)...heavy road fund license cost......early mk 3 self levelling and can be a little unstable without spring upgrades.

DavidKlyne replied on 16/03/2019 21:37

Posted on 16/03/2019 21:37

Towed with two auto Sorento's, one a 56 plate the other a 59 plate. The earlier one was the better towcar because it had  SLS despite being not as powerful. Agree with the post above, auto good with SLS even better!


MollysMummy replied on 16/03/2019 22:32

Posted on 16/03/2019 17:44 by JillwithaJay

Initially, I was against buying an automatic, always 'preferring to do it myself' but we wanted a Discovery 4 so took the plunge and went for it.  Would never go back to a manual now.

Posted on 16/03/2019 22:32

You 'wanted to be in control' ..... it's a very common war cry until they've actually driven an auto further than the end of the road. 😉