2008 Ford Fusion SEL / 2016 Kia Sedona SX
Looks like Kia has screwed prospective buyers again with their ridiculous "5,000 lbs. Towing Capacity" rating. Why? Because they have apparently decided to set the tongue weight rating on the Telluride to 350 lbs, which effectively limits the towing capacity to 3,500 lbs. with the factory installed tow packages. For anyone out there who has ever towed before, it's standard to configure tongue weight to 10-13% of the weight of the tow vehicle (including towed payload). Anything less runs the risk of inducing sway, which if you've never seen before, head over to YouTube and search for examples. Very dangerous stuff. I assume Hyundai/Kia pulled this garbage because they need to be segment competitive and 5,000 lbs. tow capacity is the standard for full-size crossovers these days. Anyway, very disappointed in this development because I was definitely eyeing some 3,500-4,000 lbs. travel trailers with 350-450 lbs. tongue loads to go with the purchase of a newTelluride. Looks like I may need to look at an Explorer or Durango now.