Thanks - we'll look for it!Check section 6 of your manual, in the What to do in an emergency / Towing section, specifically, "Removable towing hook (if equipped)".
I'm pretty sure your SX will have one, as does my SXL. If not, or it gets misplaced, you can get one from Kia. Look in the foam that holds your jack. The slot for it is closer to the rear of the car in that foam block.
Check the right side of your rear bumper, not far from where the horizontal red lens stops. The little rectangular plastic panel (maybe 2" wide and 1-3/4" tall?) that covers the hole where the hook threads in should pop loose without too much trouble. It has a little 'down arrow' molded into the bottom of it. That's where you press.
They are on my unibody 2013 Acura TL...little removeable squares front and backYou won't find tow hooks on Cross over type SUV. Heavier class 4x4 and trucks pretty much only. These don't have frames as most of the others do. Install a CLASS III tow hitch which would withstand being pulled from or you pulling something or someone. You won't tear your fenders/bumpers off. Those loops under are purely for tie down point for the auto trailers used to transport these and not be pulled by.
They are not on my 2019 EX. Did have the pull out plug on the back of my 2014 EX. The toe eye was not included in the tool kit on the 2014 (original owner). There are oval slots on the bottom of the chassis rails (with plastic plugs) behind the front wheels. A tow operator should have chains with a "T" hook which will fit in the slots.I can't believe we're still having a discussion about the utility of the hook. Let's at least put that part to rest.
First, this can't be used properly for a tie down point. The geometry is all wrong. Further, it would need to be there for all trim levels.
Second, Hyundai and Kia even make its purpose clear in their OWNER MANUALS. See "Removable towing hook (if equipped)" in any Santa Fe or Sorento (and many other models) manual -- up through 2018.
Like you, though, I'm baffled as to why only some trim levels have them (hence, the "if equipped"). The utility of the hook would apply across the board. Further, it appears they have dropped that option for 2019. There's no mention of it in the 2019 manuals. Can an owner of a 2019 SXL, for example, confirm absence/presence of the little cover in the bumper?
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