My KIA is 4wd, automatic. I drive in 2wd and then when I want to, I can stop and switch it to 4wd. It is not a manual or AWD.
That being said, is it still okay to pull it on a dolly if we disconnect the drive shaft as mentioned by mdpuff? My husband is thinking this just might work but when I call KIA dealerships in our area, we keep getting different answers with not much confidence behind them. Very discouraging. You'd think Kia dealerships would have sound answers.
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Most dealership employees have little or no knowledge of rv'ing unless one of them actually does rv'ing. When we were searching for a toad, one of the first questions we asked, when at the dealership, was if the car could be towed 4-down. 9 out 10 would give me a dumb look and wouldn't have a clue.
Ron, Sandie, and Maggie May
2013 Tiffin Phaeton 42LH
2011 GMC Terrain SLT-2
Just to give you a little of my back ground I am a certified mechanic with over 40 years experience under my belt. (my belt has quite a bit to hold up lol) Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the Sorento is a rear wheel drive with front assist so pulling the rear drive shaft will not work. Only other choice would be to pull the front drive shaft then back it onto a dolly and tow it backwards. Depending on what type of dolly you have. If you have the dolly with the pivoting deck it will work, (towed a Corvette all the way back from Az to Alberta backwards and a Lexus SC430 all over the place backwards) just depends on how comfortable you are with towing a vehicle backwards on a dolly. If you have any questions about towing backwards don't hesitate to ask.