What is the 2021 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity?

December 10th, 2020 by

2020 Kia Sorento SX towing trailer
If you’re looking for a sleek SUV that offers a sizable towing capacity, the 2021 Kia Sorento is a great option! When properly equipped, the Kia Sorento towing capacity achieves a maximum of 3,500 pounds–perfect for towing the family camper during weekend trips outside of Springfield. Learn more about the Kia Sorento towing capabilities with Kiefer Kia below!


2021 Sorento Towing Capacity: Base Engine

Salem drivers who opt for the base LX and S trims can enjoy a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. These affordable Sorento trims offer more than enough towing power to handle your Corvallis towing needs:

    • 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard Front-Wheel Drive
    • Towing Capacity of 2,000 pounds with FWD

2021 Sorento Towing Capacity: Upgraded Engine

If you decide to upgrade to the higher EX, SX, and SX-Prestige trims, these Sorento models are equipped with a Turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that has the following specs:

  • 281 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque
  • 3,500 pounds towing capacity with FWD

Previous Year Kia Sorento Towing and Safety Features

If you’re hoping to access a higher Kia Sorento towing capacity, you’ll have to opt for a 2020 Kia Sorento, which offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The 2020 Sorento LX trim comes equipped with advanced towing features such as the Dynamax™ full-time all-wheel drive system. This system consists of sensors that constantly monitor road conditions, and it also adjusts power distribution automatically to enhance driver control and vehicle traction.

Kia Sorento Tow Package

When Corvallis drivers upgrade to the Kia Sorento tow package, they can look forward to a bevy of innovative features that take Kia Sorento towing to the next level. Locking Center Differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) provide a stronger hold when hauling the max cargo weight.

Whether you’re towing large objects around Eugene for your job, or hauling a trailer cross-county, the Kia Sorento has the following safety features:

Standard on All Models

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Hill Start Assist Control

Standard on S and Up

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning

Standard on SX and Up

  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go (SCC w/ S&G)
  • Highway Driving Assist

Standard on SX-Prestige

  • Surround View Camera
  • Blind View Monitor
  • Parking Distance Warning

Explore the 2021 Sorento at Kiefer Kia

The 2021 Kia Sorento garners a strong reputation amongst Eugene drivers for its versatility and capable towing power. If you like what the new Sorento has to offer, but you’re in need of a slightly larger towing capacity, browse our pre-owned vehicles inventory to find a 2020 Kia Sorento. If you have any additional questions about the robust 2021 Kia Sorento, contact us today! Or, you can apply for financing if you’re ready to secure the keys.


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