What is the 2019 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity?

March 22nd, 2019 by

2019 Sorento on a dirt road
With the Kia Sorento tow package, the 2019 Kia Sorento is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. And since each job is different, Grosse Pointe drivers can choose a trim level with the right engine, drivetrain, and towing capacity they need.

2019 Sorento Towing Capacity With Base Engine

The 2019 Kia Sorento L and Sorento LX trim levels are standard with a 2.4L DOHC I-4 engine with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI). The base engine specs include:

  • 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • Tow up to 2,000 pounds
  • Standard front-wheel drive

2019 Sorento Towing Capacity With Upgraded Engine

On the four higher Sorento trim levels, you get more performance with the 3.3L DOHC V6 engine. Specs for this engine include:

  • 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity with front-wheel drive
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity with all-wheel drive
2019 Kia Sorento towing a trailer

Towing and Safety Features

St. Clair Shores drivers will be impressed by the technology features in the 2019 Kia Sorento lineup that enables seamless power and performance. The LX trim level offers Dynamax™ full-time all-wheel drive, which includes an array of advanced electronic sensors that assess road conditions and adjust power distribution power to different wheels in order to increase traction and control. A Locking Center Differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) are also available to provide a stronger hold when handling the maximum towing weight.

It’s one thing to have the power to tow immense loads, but the 2019 Kia Sorento goes a step further to ensure that every job is a safe one with the following features:

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

Learn More About the 2019 Sorento at Jeffrey Kia

Your new Kia Sorento is capable of more than you know so check out our Kia accessories to find a Kia Sorento trailer hitch and other tow equipment to take your vehicle to the next level. You can also learn more about the Sorento’s 3rd-row seating, check out our Kia Sorento vs. Kia Telluride comparison, or see Kia’s plans for a truck someday. Contact us today to schedule a test drive near Sterling Heights! Our team would love to show you its helpful features, as well as our current Kia Sorento lease deals.

If you’d like to learn more about Kia SUVs, then be sure to compare the Kia Telluride vs. Hyundai Palisade today.


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