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The Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDI aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1380 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

81%

1380 kg 1695 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


27%

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDI aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1380 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 65 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 27%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1600 kg
Weight ratio
81%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1380 kg / 1695 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
37%
Flat roads
Top speed
83 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
79 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.2 sec. - (max. 17.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.3 sec. - (max. 12.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5.2 sec. (max. 5.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
of limited use (1730 rpm, 75% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2132
2691
Percentage between accelerator
58% - 66%
46% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1617 N
over: 1301 N
over: 2024 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
65 mph
In the
5th gear
Revs
2944
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
12.2 sec. - (max. 11.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2243
Percentage accelerator
81%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
25.8% - 28.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
49%
Maximum speed on 1:8
44 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDI aut.
Year
January 2017 - 2018
Power
kW (140 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 gears without torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3075 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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