So I went through my owner's manual.It does say,"Towing not recommended."Then it goes on to say 1400lbs, less cargo weight
.Essentially,400lbs of cargo inside the Soul and 1000lbs total trailer weight
with cargo.I've been researching today.I have also found a lot of conflicting info from every where,except Euro based cars.It is said that the only difference is some engine options and tuning.The brakes
,suspension, and chassis are the same.My weigh ticket was 4489lbs.The dry curb weight
,no fluids, is 4139lbs.My Soul Plus has every option available before moving up to a Soul Exclaim.In addition to,I have some Kia add on accessories and options on my Soul.So, I am already at a disadvantage, if everything is based off the 4139lbs curb weight.Toss my lady,our kids,and me in there,I will have just enough left to haul my cooler on the hitch carrier and a full tank of fuel.
So it looks like I am out,because of liability laws.Insurance says we're covered if towing by the owner's manual.I really thought I had a better understanding of my manual.I could have sworn I read in one of the five manuals my Soul came with that it had a tow rating close to 200/2000lbs.I can't afford another TV after the wreck, and buying the new family ride.
I am a bit disheartened now.