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Can a Kia K900 Tow a Popup, Teardrop, or Travel Camper Trailer?

The Kia K900 can tow a maximum towing capacity of 0 lbs and is not built to tow a camper.

Kia K900 Engine

The K900 exclusively uses a 3.3L Lambda II T-GDi V6 engine. The 3.3L Lambda II GDi V6 is a twin-turbocharged; double overhead camshaft, six-cylinder engine with dual-continuous variable valve timing and gasoline direct fuel injection system.

This engine comes from Hyundai’s family of all-aluminum six-cylinder engines. The Lambda II in the K900 gives a power output of 365 hp at 6000 rpm with 376 lb-ft of torque at 1300-4500 rpm.

The transmission will be a limiting factor in the vehicle’s towing capabilities, despite the vehicle’s ability to produce a reasonable amount of power.

Is It Recommended to Tow with K900?

Without the purchase of a towing hitch, which can be sold at aftermarket shops, towing is not possible with the K900.

The engine requires a break-in period to wear in properly before any towing can be done.

On the other hand, the manufacturer advises against towing with the K900 because it was not designed for towing. Therefore, the engine and transmission would not handle the additional stress needed to pull loads and would cause the failure of either the transmission or the engine. Not to mention that, due to the lack of a proper cooling system, the engine would be prone to overheating as towing overworks the engine. Towing should be avoided because the loads pulled by the vehicle might cause the vehicle’s frame to deform.

Towing features such as a trailer sway control are missing from the vehicle, which would prevent a trailer from swaying when being towed. As a result, the trailer would travel irregularly, potentially endangering other vehicles if there was no function to avoid it. Since towing puts a lot of pressure on the vehicle’s load-bearing components, such as the engine, transmission, and brake pads, towing with the K900 on a regular basis would necessitate periodic maintenance.

The Kia K900 is a full-size four-door luxury sedan manufactured by South Korean automaker Kia. Introduced in 2012, the vehicle started its second generation in 2018, where it was first revealed at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The Kia K900 is available in only one trim which is labeled the luxury trim.

Finally, when fitted with a towing hitch, the Kia K900 can tow a full braked load of 2000 lbs. However, just because the vehicle can tow doesn’t mean we should, as the manufacturer notes in the owner’s manual, it isn’t intended for towing.

You risk permanently damaging the vehicle’s engine, transmission, or frame towing with the K900.