What is the Kia Sorento Towing Capacity?

November 5th, 2018 by

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The 2019 Kia Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds, but your maximum capacity will vary depending on which trim level, options, and Kia Sorento tow package features you select. Although the Sorento is a mid-size SUV, it has what it takes to power even your biggest adventures in the Taylor region. This year’s Sorento is available with two different engines and a wide variety of features that can help you haul heavy loads more safely. Learn more with LaFontaine Kia to find the model and options that are right for you.

Sorento Base Engine Towing Capacity

In 2019, both the Kia Sorento L and the Kia Sorento LX come standard with a 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. Even when equipped with all-wheel drive, models with this engine offer the following capabilities:

  • 2000 pound maximum towing capacity
  • 185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
  • 178 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 RPM

Sorento Upgraded Engine Towing Capacity

A 3.3 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine is available as an upgrade even in the Kia Sorento LX, and on the EX, SX, and SX Limited trims, this V6 has been included as a standard feature. Every model with this engine offers the following capabilities:

  • 3,500 pounds towing capacity with front-wheel drive
  • 5,000 pounds towing capacity with all-wheel drive
  • 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
  • 252 lb-ft of torque @ 5,300 rpm

Kia Sorento Towing Features

Drivers in the Detroit area can get the most out of this mid-size SUV by selecting their favorite technologies from the Kia Sorento tow package. Among these, the most important is surely Dynamax™ full-time all-wheel drive, which uses electronic sensors to monitor each wheel and maximize your traction.

With Dynamax™ full-time all-wheel drive, Taylor drivers will also receive both of the following:

  • Locking Center Differential: This driver-activated system provides increased traction when road conditions are working against you.
  • Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC): This technology assesses your yaw measurements and steering inputs in order to keep you stable when you’re moving around a curve.

Additionally, every model in our new Kia Sorento lineup has been equipped with the following standard safety features. These technologies will help to keep you out of harm’s way, even when you’re doing a lot of heavy lifting:

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

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Learn More About the Kia Sorento at LaFontaine Kia

Drivers who want to tow with their Kia Sorento should also be sure to explore the available Kia Sorento accessories, which include options like a Kia Sorento trailer hitch. Of course, this mid-size SUV can also store a great deal of cargo in its flexible interior, but you won’t believe what it can do until you’ve seen it for yourself! Contact us to schedule your test drive in any of our current models–or get started with a virtual test drive today!

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