2020 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

August 17th, 2020 by
2020 Kia Sorento SX towing trailer

Are you searching for a three-row SUV with exceptional towing capabilities? Consider the Kia Sorento! Recognized for its excellent value, the Kia Sorento towing capacity can haul up to 5,000 pounds with a V6 and AWD. Learn more about the Kia Sorento tow package and towing capacity with Lou Sobh Kia. Then, explore our extensive Sorento inventory to find the model that suits your needs best in Alpharetta!

Kia Sorento Towing Capacity: Engine Options

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To reach the maximum Kia Sorento towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, you’ll need the right elements to make the most of your Sorento! While the Kia Sorento Tow Package provides the trailer hitch you’ll need to tow your boat on your next trip near Dawsonville, choosing the right engine configuration will give you most towing power! 

The 2020 Kia Sorento base level begins with a 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4. Not quite as powerful as the available V6, but it’s certainly more than capable with these engine specs:

  • 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Front-Wheel Drive
  • Available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (Starting on LX)
  • Towing Capacity of 2,000 pounds with FWD or AWD

The S V6, EX, and SX models all receive a 3.3 liter DOHC 24-valve V6, offering higher performance:

  • 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard Front-Wheel Drive

Available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive

  • Towing Capacity of 3,500 pounds with FWD
  • Towing Capacity of 5,000 pounds with AWD

Once you’ve decided on the perfect model, engine, and drivetrain for your excursions, contact our parts departmentto order a trailer hitch.

Kia Sorento Tow Package & Features

If you need to tow often around Gainesville, a powerful engine is definitely essential, but it’s not the only thing you should search for in a dependable SUV. Explore some of the highlights of the Kia Sorento Tow Package below:

  • Locking Center Differential – If you opt for the Kia Sorento tow package, consider adding the available Locking Center Differential. It “locks” an axle in order to maximize traction, forcing your wheels to rotate at the same speed.
  • Torque Vectoring Corner Control – Optimizing the torque which is delivered to each wheel, this feature ensures superior control when you’re towing around a curve. Like the differential, it’s available on all models except for the baseline Sorento L.
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes – While many vehicles offer a combination of disc and drum brakes, the Kia Sorento provides reliable performance by equipping disc brakes to all four wheels.

Thanks to a full suite of advanced safety and driver assistance features, Kia Sorento drivers will have a bevy of features to enjoy in each of the Kia Sorento trim levels:

Standard on All Models

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Brake Assist System

Standard on LX and Up

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning

Standard on S V6 and Up

  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance

Standard on EX and Up

  • Forward Collision Avoidance w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Lane Keeping Assist

Explore the Kia Sorento with Lou Sobh Kia!

Now that you’ve discovered the capabilities of the Kia Sorento towing capacity, explore the Sorento and find the configuration that’s perfect for you! Contact us at Lou Sobh Kia with any questions. Read how the Sorento compares to its competitors and be sure to check out our new vehicle specials!

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