When it comes to buying a car, you should always keep passenger and cargo space in mind. But towing capacity can be just as important, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities that require you to haul something long distances.
How much can a Kia Optima Hybrid tow?
Max towing capacity: 1,500 kg (3,300 pounds)
Engine: 1.6L 4-cyclinder with 139 hp
The Kia Optima offers a visually appealing hybrid option at a relatively affordable price. As you’d expect from a hybrid, the Optima is fuel-efficient and also comes with an easy-to-use infotainment system.
Trailer hitches for the Kia Optima Hybrid
How to calculate the towing capacity you need
Simply towing the towing capacity of your car isn’t nearly as helpful as understanding what that capacity allows it to tow. Although trailers and other objects that are commonly towed vary dramatically in size, looking at their average weight can help you determine what your car can handle.
Here are some things you may be able to tow with a payload capacity of around 3,300 pounds:
In addition, never rely on estimates alone. Be sure to measure your entire load before driving and remember to take into account any passengers or cargo riding in your car.
How to increase towing capacity
Unfortunately, there aren’t any ways to significantly increase your Kia Optima Hybrid’s towing capacity. There are, however, some ways that you can reduce the chances of anything breaking down if you do use it for towing:
If you have aspirations to tow large trailers or campers, doing so with a Kia Optima Hybrid just isn't realistic. Instead, you may want to consider other Kia models such as the Kia Telluride. The 2022 Telluride has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs which is quite respectable for an SUV.
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