What is the 2019 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity?

April 9th, 2019 by

2019 Kia Sorento towing small trailer
Customers looking for a midsize SUV capable of any job around Mascoutah should look no further than the 2019 Kia Sorento. The new Sorento tow package delivers a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. And, to meet the demands of every driver and each unique job, the Sorento comes in several available trims to provide you with the right engine, drivetrain, and towing capacity you need. The Kia towing capacity also comes great for much more entertaining task like hauling camping trailers or boats for some fun.

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 Kia Sorento with hatch open

2019 Sorento Towing Capacity With Upgraded Engine

Moving higher along up the 2019 Kia Sorento lineup, Smithton drivers can 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 pounds towing capacity with front-wheel drive
  • 5,000 pounds towing capacity with all-wheel drive

Towing and Safety Features

To ensure a more efficient and safe towing job, the 2019 Sorento comes with the latest advanced tech features to get things done right. 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. Drivers can also leverage the Locking Center Differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) which are available to provide a stronger hold when handling the maximum towing weight.

Here are some of the new safety features available in the 2019 Kia Sorento:

  • 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 Kia Sorento at Auffenberg Kia

Find out how the 2019 Kia Sorento towing capacity can help you work hard and play even harder. Take a look at our inventory of new vehicles or our Kia Sorento lease deals and Kia SUV lease deals to find the right model for you. You can even learn more about the Kia Sorento by seeing how it compares to the Honda Pilot or our comparison of the Kia Sorento vs. Hyundai Santa Fe. Then be sure to contact us to test drive the Sorento and experience its powerful towing capacity in person!

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