Kia Sportage: Trailer towing
If you are considering towing with your
vehicle, you should first check with your
country's Department of Motor Vehicles
to determine their legal requirements.
Since laws vary the requirements for
towing trailers, cars, or other types of
You should always attach chains
between your vehicle and your trailer.
Cross the safety chains under the
tongue of the trailer so that the tongue
will not drop to the road if it becomes
separated from the hitch.
Instructions about safety ch
Reduce the speed and shift to a lower
gear before you start down a long or
steep downgrade. If you don't shift
down, you might have to use your
brakes so much that they would get hot
and no longer operate efficiently.
On a long uphill gra
The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) feature
assists the driver to descend down a
steep hill without having to depress the
The system automatically applies the
brakes to maintain the vehicle speed 2.5
mph (4 km/h) ~ 25 mph (40 km
If the electrical power door lock switch is
not operating (e.g., dead car battery) the
only way to lock the door(s) is with the
mechanical key from the outside key
Doors without an outside key hole can
be locked as follows: