2019 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

Kia Sorento Towing

The 2019 Kia Sorento towing capacity is a maximum of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. However, the amount you can tow varies depending on your powertrain. The 2019 Sorento gives you two powertrains to pick from as you drive through the D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg areas.

To give you a better idea of these options and how they affect your Sorento towing capacity, the team at Pat Peck Kia put together this brief guide. If you want to learn more, give us a call and we’ll bring you by to go over the specs in person!

Kia Sorento Towing Capacity: 2.4L Engine

2019 Kia SorentoYour first powertrain option gives your Sorento a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. That’s enough for a small utility trailer or a lightweight aluminum boat. This standard engine generates an impressive 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.

The 2.4L I-4 is only standard with the L and LX trim levels. It’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that gives you smooth-shifting action and enhanced drivability.

It also features a lightweight front-wheel drive (FWD) system that helps you achieve an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 22 MPG city and 29 MPG highway.1

2019 Sorento Towing Capacity: 3.3L Engine

If you want to maximize on your Kia Sorento towing capacity, you’ll probably be inclined to choose the 3.3L V6 engine. This gives you a minimum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

This engine produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. It also comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that uses its additional two gears to optimize performance even more.

This powertrain comes with FWD as the standard; however, the Dynamax™ fully active AWD system is also available to really maximize on handling and towing abilities.

This system actively monitors your driving conditions and automatically adjusts torque distribution among the four wheels as necessary to help you keep a firm grip whether you’re driving down a dirt road, a gravel path, or a clear stretch of highway.

With AWD, your Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. That’s roughly the weight of a small RV or horse trailer. With FWD, it can tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds, which can accommodate a couple ATVs or a tent trailer.

Cargo Capacity and the Kia Sorento

2019 Kia SorentoIn addition to what you can haul in a trailer behind you, the 2019 Kia Sorento gives you enough space inside the cabin for all your gear and plenty of passengers.

It’s a 3-row SUV, so it can seat a maximum of seven passengers while still allowing for 11.3 cubic feet of trunk space behind the third-row seats. To open up even more cargo space, you can fold down the third and second-row seats.

With the third-row seats folded down, you’ll have a cargo capacity of 38 cubic feet. With both rows of rear seats folded, you can pack in a maximum of 73 cubic feet of cargo.

Explore the 2019 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

If you have more questions about the 2019 Kia Sorento towing capacity, come to Pat Peck Kia. We’ll chat with you about your towing needs and get you behind the wheel to take it for a test drive.

Drivers around D’Ibervile, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg can contact us to schedule a test drive today!


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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