What Is the Kia Sorento Towing Capacity?

April 9th, 2019 by

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Properly equipped with the optional Kia Sorento Tow Package, the Kia Sorento towing capacity comes in at 5,000 lbs. How much you can haul behind you depends on trim level, engine, and drivetrain, so the team here at Executive Kia has put together a quick overview to help Meriden drivers decide on the right configuration to meet their needs.



Sorento Base Engine Towing Capacity

When you don’t need to tow titanic loads between Branford and North Haven, 2019 Kia Sorento L and Sorento LX trim levels will feel fit for purpose for a 2.4L DOHC I-4 Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and front-wheel drive.

Base specs include:

  • 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • Tow up to 2,000 lbs.

Sorento Available Engine Towing Capacity

The available 3.3L DOHC V6 engine is designed to deliver added spirit when you hit the gas and a higher towing capacity than standard models. It’s also available with AWD for dependable all-weather traction.

Specs for the upgraded Kia Sorento include:

  • 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque
  • 3,500 lbs. towing capacity with Front-Wheel Drive
  • 5,000 lbs. towing capacity with All-Wheel Drive

Kia Sorento Towing Features

The new Kia Sorento is smart as well as strong when it comes to towing thanks to a wide selection of features designed to enhance control.

Available starting with the LX, Dynamax™ full-time all-wheel drive uses an array of advanced electronic sensors to assess road conditions and adapt power distribution between all four wheels for outstanding traction and control. Available Locking Center Differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) upgrade handling even further.

Safety features also come into play when the Kia Sorento is towing heavy. Standard safety features include:

  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
  • Brake Assist System
  • Hill Start Assist Control

Find Out More About Kia Sorento Capability at Executive Kia in Wallingford

The best way to appreciate Kia Sorento performance and capability is by arranging a test drive. To do just that or find out more about what this top-tier model can offer, contact one of our team today. You can even learn more about the Sorento and how it compares to the Hyundai Santa Fe, or check out other comparisons such as Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord.

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