Many Elgin drivers are asking, "What is the Kia Sorento towing capacity?" As a class leader, the Sorento stands out not only because of three-row seating but also due to its muscular towing capacity. Whether you're hauling equipment to a Streamwood job site or taking the family on a trip near Crystal Lake, the Kia Sorento's towing capacity reaches up to 5,000 pounds with either a V6 or AWD and the Kia tow package. Learn more about the Kia Sorento towing capacity and towing-friendly features with Napleton's Elgin Kia before browsing our available Sorento inventory!

Kia Sorento Towing Capacity by Engine

It's worth noting that the engine you choose will impact your Sorento's towing capacity. Even though upgrading to get the Kia Sorento tow package will get you the trailer hitch you'll need, exploring the outstanding engine options will help you make the best decision for your driving habits.

The Kia Sorento starts with a 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4. For those who will only be towing occasionally, the I-4 is more than adequate:

  • 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

S V6, EX, and SX models all receive a 3.3 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with even more to offer:

  • 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

After you've decided on the perfect combination of engine and drivetrain for your Bartlett happenings, our parts department can set you up with Kia accessories to enhance your hauling capabilities!

Kia Sorento Towing-Friendly Features

A powerful engine is definitely a necessity when towing equipment to the job site, but there are other items to consider:

  • Locking Center Differential - If you opt for the Kia Sorento tow package, you'll also want to add 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 - This feature optimizes the torque that's delivered to each wheel, ensuring 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 ensures more reliable performance by equipping disc brakes to all four wheels.

Kia Sorento Safety Systems

The Kia Sorrento also offers a bevy of safety and driver assistance features depending on the trim level. They include:

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

Learn More about the Kia Sorento Towing Capacity with Napleton's Elgin Kia!

Contact Napleton's Elgin Kia to learn more about the Kia Sorento's towing capabilities. We are your trusted local source for all things auto and are happy to help with your car care concerns. Interested in learning more about other SUVs in the Kia lineup? Explore the Kia Sportage inventory with us today!