2020 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

July 25th, 2020 by


The 2020 Kia Sorento towing capacity ranges between 3,500 and 5,000 pounds when properly equipped thanks to a powerful V6 engine and back by superior AWD capabilities. Whether you opt for the industrious Kia Sorento tow package or feel content with the standard Kia Sorento towing capacity, you will be able to confidently haul your cargo with ease on your next adventure or road trip. Learn more about the Kia Sorento towing specs with the experts at Kearny Mesa Kia below and schedule a test drive in a Kia Sorento to see how the Sorento cargo space and interior dimensions can help out in those long hauls as well as your daily errands.

Base Engine 2020 Sorento Towing Capacity

The 2020 Kia Sorento towing capacity at the L and LX trims is powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC I-4 engine. The Sorento L and LX models offer more than enough engine power to handle your La Mesa towing needs:

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

2020 Sorento Towing Capacity With Upgraded Engine

The Kia Sorento towing capacity is elevated as you make your way up the trim levels. When you opt for the S V6, EX, or SX trim, you can expect the following from your 3.3 liter DOHC V6 GDI engine:

  • 3,500 pounds towing capacity with front-wheel drive
  • 5,000 pounds towing capacity with all-wheel drive
  • 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque

Additional Sorento Towing and Safety Features

The power and performance of the Kia Sorento engine is paired with advanced tech and safety features to create a seamless and capable driving experience. Drivers who select the LX trim will be strengthened by the capability provided by the Dynamax™ full-time all-wheel drive system. Built with an array of sensors to constantly monitor road conditions, the system will adjust the power distribution on the fly to increase vehicle traction and driver control.

When you upgrade your Sorento with the Kia Sorento tow package, you’ll access features that take the safety and reliability of the Kia Sorento towing to new heights. The Locking Center Differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) provide a stronger hold when hauling the max cargo weight.

When you are tackling weekend projects or cross-country hauling, the 2020 Kia Sorento offers incredible safety features:

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

Test Drive the 2020 Kia Sorento at Kearny Mesa Kia

When equipped with the base engine, the Kia Sorento’s 3,500 towing capacity is capable, and can be upgraded to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped with the tow package and engine upgrades. Be safe when you’re towing or trailering with your Kia model and be sure to explore your Kia Sorento tow package and accessory options with our parts team to find a proper tow hitch to haul your towing loads safely and securely. Contact our Kia dealership team today to learn all the features and specs on the 2020 Kia Sorento as well as all other new and used Kia SUVs and sedans.

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