hi i have a 2010 sportage 2 wheel drive diesel XE...what is the kerb weight been told 1567kgs and 1754 kgs want to tow a bigger caravan, might bend the 85% rule slightly but wount be to silly.....cheers
According to my brochure the kerb weight of a CRDi XE 2WD manual transmission is 1748 Kg with a gross vehicle weight of 2170 Kg and a max towing weight (trailer with brakes) of 1600 Kg. So 85% of the kerb weight is 1486 Kg.
Woody, look on your V5 registration document, you will see registration weight, (in my case, 1760kg), mass in service, (also 1760kg) and technical permissible maximum towable mass of the trailer, (in my case, braked 1600kg and unbraked, 750kg).
I suppose the 2WD has a better power to weight ratio and the 4WD has no effect towing at speed so the only other difference is weight. You may want to load the car rather than the van if that is an option.