Make the Most of the 2020 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity!

December 13th, 2019 by

2020 Kia Sorento towing a trailer
Can you tow with a 2020 Kia Sorento? Absolutely! This three-row SUV has long been recognized as a superior value, and with the Kia Sorento towing capacity at your command, you’ll be able to pull up to 5,000 pounds with a V6 and AWD. That’s more than enough power to plan and execute the adventures you’ve always dreamed of.

How Much Can a 2020 Kia Sorento Tow with Each Engine?

If you want to make the most of your Kia Sorento, you’ll need to know which options to select! Upgrading with the accessory Kia Sorento Tow Package will net you the trailer hitch you’ll need to get started, but it’s no less essential to understand the capacities offered by each engine.

  • The 2020 Kia Sorento starts with a 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4. Although it’s not quite as powerful as the available V6, it’s certainly more than capable:
    • 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 chosen the perfect model, engine, and drivetrain for your adventures, our Harvey Kia parts department can set you up with a trailer hitch.
2020 Kia Sorento on a dirt road

Kia Sorento Towing Features

A powerful engine is certainly important when you’d like to tow heavy cargo around New Orleans or Gretna, but it’s not the only thing you should look for in an adventure-ready SUV. Here, we’ve highlighted just a few of the Sorento SUV’s advantages:

  • 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 which is 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.

Sorento drivers will also enjoy a full suite of advanced safety and driver assistance features. Here’s what you should look for in each of the Kia Sorento trim levels:

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 Your 2020 Kia Sorento Today!

What are you waiting for? Find a new Kia Sorento in your favorite color today, and then contact us to set up your test drive! We know you’ll put its towing capacity to good use. Ready to see how this SUV hands with its rivals? Closely compare the 2020 Kia Sorento vs. Honda Pilot with us. Interested in other powerful Kia models? Discover the Kia Sportage towing capacity with Ray Brandt Kia today!

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