Kia tow cars

Kia tow cars

Tested Kia cars

Kia has achieved lots of success at our Towcar Awards with the Cerato 1.5 CRDi GS, and the Rio 1.5 CRDi both winning the Under £13,500 in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Their Soul Shaker 1.6 CRDi won the Under £16,000 class in 2010. However, one of the most popular Towcar of the Year winners amongst members is their 2.5 CRDi Sorento.

The XE version was awarded the All Wheel Drive over 1800kg class winner in 2004 and it was in 2006 that it was awarded the overall title, and also scooped the £16,501 - £20,000 class win too. The same model won the All Wheel Drive over 1800kg class in 2008 with a different trim, the XS retaining the following year.  

See Kia Sorento 2.2CRDI KX-3 Auto (7 seats) statistics

5-door, 7 seater SUV, Mobis detachable towbar

Performance

  • Diesel (46.3 mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinders, 2199cc engine
  • 8 gears, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 194@3800
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 325@1750 - 2750
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 11.4 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1949
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2620
  • Caravan (kg): 1657
  • Noseweight (kg): 100

Pricing

  • From £30,250 - £42,950
  • £41,201 (price as tested) includes £916 towing gear charges
  • Total of first three years’ car tax: £1,785
  • Insurance group: 27
  • CO2 g /km: 161
  • Towable with B licence: B licence unlikely (max caravan/trailer MTPLM 880kg) but B+E required for caravan/trailer heavier than this