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FYI, there appears to be an extremely ridiculous limitation on the trailer towing capacity in CANADA (for trailers that don't have independent braking). For the vast majority of people who have a small trailer weighing less than 800lb, the trailer itself does not have independent brakes and Hyundai Canada appear to have slashed the capacity to 750lb. The US appear to have reduced that capacity to 1,650lb and other manufacturers like the Rav have a 1,750lb towing capacity. A small regular trailer with small 600cc road motorcycle would exceed the HyundaiCanada limit!!
 

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My understanding is that in the US the tow weight is dropped to 1,650lbs and all of the other manufacturers appear to have reasonable capacities in excess of 1,500lb. The limit imposed by Hyundai Canada is bordering ridiculous such that one has to ask whether Hyundai Canada has lost faith in the ability of this vehicle or someone has made an error.
 

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Different trims in US and different standards play a role.

Also it's odd that the US trims have different engines and transmissions with different vehicle weight all have the same 2000lbs w/trailer brakes and 1650lbs without.
 

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To be fair, the brakes are nothing to write home about. Clearly they have tested the brakes and found them to be inadequate for towing. My bad, this does seem odd considering the brakes wouldn't be THAT different down in the US
 

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I'm not sure what the deal is with towing and North American vs European countries but the European tow ratings for the same vehicle are much higher. Maybe higher speeds here?
 

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My dealer provided me with the link, and in the “Performance“ section under “Weights/Capacities”, you will find the following

Seems to be simply a error on the Canadian web site that mixed kg and lbs.
The 750 Rating is in Kilograms and equals 1653 lbs in imperial.
Canadian and US testing standards SAE are for most cases identical.

Refer to your manual, it is crystal clear.
Again, dealers are absolute masters for disinformation, they told an other fellow member last week that the HEV PHEV hitch could not be installed anymore 🤦‍♂️.
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Source : Hyundai Canadian Manual PHEV Page 6-61

Yoda quote : "The dealer, never trust you shall "
 

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These tow ratings have been driving me nuts as well. The kg/lb snafu makes total sense (almost 40 years later and we still haven't learned all the lessons of the Gimli Glider :LOL:), but compared to the UK ratings it seems like our PHEV is getting short changed. The UK HEV has the same rating as their gasoline counterpart at ~3,600 lbs and their PHEV is ~3,000lbs. I believe that means the UK PHEV rated at 83% of their gas counterpart while in Canada it is 57%.
 
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