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  1. Towing capacity

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hey guys I’m relatively new to the Kia Soul world. I bought my 2010 base 1.6 5 speed with 111,000 miles about 3 months ago. I love it but I’m wondering what it can tow. I have a little aluminum 12ft boat. Not sure how much it weighs but it’s definitely under 1000 pounds. I’m wondering if the Kia...
  2. RV towing (4 down/ toad) key position.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    I am setting up my 2020 Soul to be flat towed behind my RV (approved by a TSB), I have a supplemental brake system installed, my question to any others is what ignition switch position do you use while towing. Some say ACC, but it appears (tested on a hill) I can turn the key all the way off...
  3. How would my 2012 2.0L Soul do towing a 4x8 trailer through Colorado?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I'm moving from Kansas to California on Tuesday. How would my 2012 2.0L Soul do towing a 4x8 uhaul trailer? It's the smallest one I could find. I would be driving from Kansas to Colorado Springs to moab Utah, Vegas and then LA.
  4. New member with towing questions

    New Member Introductions
    I am a new member about to purchase a 2020 GT. I realize this version cannot be flat towed, but does anyone have experience or knowledge on if this Soul can be placed on a dolly with the front wheels off the ground successfully and with Kia's okay? Thanks and excited to have joined
  5. 2019 Soul towing

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Any info on towing 2019 Soul, manual trany, 4 wheels down ? Thank you in advance for your attention
  6. I have searched the site and cannot find pictures of towing with the Souls.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    After wearing my little clicker off I have only seen three pictures of Souls towing. One is towing a teardrop camper of about 2,000 pounds. Another is of a popup camper that might be about the same weight. the last was a homemade trailer of unknown weight. Do people just not tow or is it not...
  7. Towing 1900 pound tear drop trailer with 2.0L

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have searched the forum and have found mixed opinions. If the trailer has brakes it seems this is doable but so much mixed information out there with one country saying 2400 pounds brakes, while some people here say they wouldn’t tow more than 1000 pounds with the soul. Also there is the tow...
  8. Towing 2016 Kia Soul

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All - I am looking for advice on a hitch and a trailer to haul my BMW GS310 motorcycle. When bike is full of gasoline is comes in at a weight of 377 pounds. I have a trip coming up and really want to use my Kia. Thanks! Bobbie
  9. towing with a 2016 Kia Soul Base model 6-speed manual

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I live in the heart of a city. I needed a way to get back to nature. I’m not one for sleeping on the ground, so I began my search to find a micro camper that I did not feel claustrophobic in and can tow with my little car. It is a 2016 Kia Soul Base model 1.6 liter, 130 HP, 6-speed manual...
  10. Anyone Have Experience Towing Something Similar...?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    The owner of the security company that I manage and I are considering getting one of these trailers for when we have to do disaster relief contracts: http://golittleguy.com/lg-mypod/ Do any of you have experience towing something similar in size and weight? If you do, I have a few questions...
  11. Flat Towing the 2018 Kia Soul

    New Member Introductions
    I am a new member as of today.. Never thought I would own a Kia, but upon closer inspection have discovered a very high quality vehicle, and am now planning to buy a 2018 Soul. My wife and I are very close to purchasing a 2018 Soul w manual transmission. We intend to flat tow it behind a...
  12. New Member 2016 Soul with homebuilt trailer in tow

    New Member Introductions
    Hello I’m Dennis from New Jersey and I built a custom square drop front trailer. Took it out for a maiden voyage Just to see how it feels. It wasn’t bad at all. I will post the weight as soon as I can get it to the scale. I love my Soul, it’s a great little car. I just wasn’t happy to realize...
  13. Soul 2.0 Towing Capabilities...

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Long story short, I'm looking to tow a small single motorcycle trailer with my '17 Soul +. It'll only be once in a blue moon, but it will involve long distances (200 miles) on the freeway. When looking to buy the car, I told the salesman that I'd need to do this, and he indicated that the Soul...
  14. towing a trailer

    New Member Introductions
    has anyone towed a trailer 750 miles one way,, especially through the mountains on rt 81. better the the weight of the trailer than the weight of a cargo carrier...whats your thoughts or experience on the 2.
  15. "New" 2013 Hamster Wagon for RV towing

    New Member Introductions
    Howdy all...months of research and looking for good used vehicle to tow behind a small motorhome resulted in recent purchase of a 2013 Base. Haven't towed it yet, but damn it is fun to drive! The only thing I don't like so far is figuring out how to keep my wife out of the drivers seat!!! Now I...
  16. Have Soul will Tow

    New Member Introductions
    New member, new 2016 Base that will be towed. Seeking tips and advice on flat towing. Knowknot.
  17. 2015 kia soul sx 2.0 towing ATV?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hey everyone. I really need some help answering a question about towing a ATV. I am thinking about getting a class 1 hitch installed later this week. It has a tongue weight capacity of 200lbs and a total weight of 2000lbs and is a sportframe 1 1/4". I want to tow a 2007 Polaris sportsman x2...
  18. towing the 2016

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I just bought a 2016 Soul, manual transmission. I was told by both sales and service that it could be towed 4whl down but they did not know what to do about the key position, if it should be left on ACC, would the battery run down while towing. Anyone know where to get the answer.
  19. Flat Towing Soul Base

    New Member Introductions
    We just purchased a Thor gas 35C and a Soul base manual to flat tow. The Family Motor Coaching identified this as one of the vehicles that can be flat towed with now restrictions. We had the Blue Ox tow plate installed and have the Blue Ox Alpha bar and tail light wiring kit. We found the...
  20. Towing with the Soul

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Has anyone installed a hitch and towed with their Soul? I need to have a vehicle to tow my lawnmower to the other house so I can cut the grass, the trailer is towed with my '03 mustang gt for now but I am going to sell it if the Soul is up for the job. The trailer is quite a heavy weight and...
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