Hi, Melissa - according to the HiLo brochures, the "empty" weight of the 1997 Towlite is 2266#, with a hitch weight of 300#. In our experience, our trailers are generally heavier than the listed brochure weights, so I would think you should not try to tow a HiLo with the Kia. You might be able to tow a pop-up tent camper with that car.
Hi-Lo 1707T - Tire Minder TPMS on Tow Vehicle and Trailer, 300W Solar Battery Charger, Equal-i-zer WDH, Progressive Dynamics Converter, Fan-Tastic Fan
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