Can the 2015 Santa Fe Sport safely tow a car weighing about 2350 pound, on a trailer weghing about 900 pounds?

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Asked by Mar 03, 2015 at 03:30 PM about the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD

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Can the 2015 Santa Fe Sport AWD safely tow a car weighing about 2350 pounds, on a trailer weighing about 900 pounds? This is close to the 3500 pound limit. I would be towing the small car about 500 miles to and from.

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If you take it easy, you should not have a problem, but to play if safer, I would rent a car dolly instead and cut out all the extra trailer weight. The dolly is just a short platform that hooks to the trailer hitch on your car and only the front wheels of the car being towed sit on and strap down to the platform. It is a lot less weight.

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Thanks!!

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Curious, how did this work out? I'm looking to tow a 2300 lb boat with a trailer that I don't know how much it weighs, with my 13 hyundai santa fe sport turbo.

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Maria, you should be ok. I am pretty sure the combined trailer weight & boat won't over stress the truck as long as you are not towing it great distances and very frequently.

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Thanks for your help! So you think the 4cyl turbo is capable? I know the manufacturer says 3500 lbs with trailer brakes, but 18-19' boats don't typically have trailers with brakes. The car is also equipped with the trailer prep package which is cooling related and such. We only plan to tow it very local, but one trip to Maine 83 miles each way.

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OK, my bad , sort of. I didn't catch the fact that it is the Sport model with the 4 cylinder. Having said that, it DOES have the towing package, which usually is just an added transmission fluid cooler (like a tiny radiator that the fluid passes through to stay cooler), a trailer hitch wiring harness, and sometimes includes heavier duty brakes(such as larger wheel discs and/or sturdier brake pads). Since they specify "With Trailer Brakes", they are telling you that your braking power will DECREASE and your stopping distance will INCREASE because of the extra weight you will be carrying on the vehicle. I can only tell you this, if it were me, I would still tow the trailer, but would stay to the right as much as possible and keep an increased distance between myself and the vehicles in front of me, and not exceed any speed limits and I am sure it would be fine. Only you can make that decision.

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Thanks again for your input! We kind of figured it had to do with stopping.

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Thanks JP for the info. PS - Have no desire to dice it out with the Semis (or others, esp when towing LOL). If worse comes to worse I'll rent a UHaul V8 Pickup and a bigger tow dolly. Fear not, the Santa Fe will not be wasted. Life always gives me something to tow.

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I don't think anyone will have a problem towing with these. Granted, mine is a 2011 with the V6 but they all in general are excellent vehicles. I purposely selected the v6 for towing.

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