2018 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

2018 Kia Sorento The Sorento sports an appealing exterior and a range of advanced technology and safety features. These are attractive characteristics, yet a similarly prominent but often overlooked aspect of this SUV is its strength. To help drivers around D’lberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg better understand this model’s capabilities, Pat Peck Kia created this 2018 Kia Sorento towing capacity and performance review.

If you’re eager to learn about the towing capacity, horsepower, and torque in this desirable SUV, then keep reading!

Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

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With three available engines, the Kia Sorento gives you the ability to customize your driving experience.

The first option is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that can generate 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This option, which tops out at 21 city MPG/ 28 highway MPG,1 has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

The next available engine is the dynamic 3.3L V6, which can produce 290 horsepower and a respectable 252 lb-ft of torque. If you decide this is the right motor for your lifestyle, you’ll enjoy an EPA-estimated 18 city MPG/ 25 highway MPG,1 while also being able to haul up to 5,000 pounds with the AWD trim.

Finally, the last option is the dependable 2.0L 4-cylinder engine which can put out 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This is coupled with an EPA-estimated 20 city MPG/ 27 highway MPG.1 As for towing capacity, this option can handle up to 3,500 pounds.

Precision Handling & Stability

The Kia Sorento has a long list of accommodating features that are used to provide both exceptional handling, and reliable stability.

A good example is the electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission which seamlessly transitions between gears for a smooth ride every time. This is paired with the dynamic Sportmatic® Sports Shifter, for a more athletic feel.

Other notable handling features include your choice of Front-Wheel Drive or Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive, plus the advanced rear and front suspension systems, which adapt to rugged road conditions while absorbing unnecessary turbulence.

Exterior Additions & Practical Features

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To better utilize the strength and towing capacity of the Kia Sorento, there are a number of helpful exterior and cargo features you can take advantage of.

For instance, the concealed storage in the trunk is a great place to store your towing supplies. Plus, this trunk opens automatically with the smart-power lift gate. To use this feature, you just have to stand behind the bumper of your Sorento for three seconds with your key fob, and it will automatically open.

Finally, the stain-resistant cloth seats allow you to rest easy knowing heavy-duty jobs won’t leave heavy-duty messes to clean up.

2018 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity & Performance Review

This informative article details the many performance features found in the powerful Kia Sorento. If you want to get a closer look at this attractive SUV, why not schedule a test drive around D’lberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg?

To do this, just contact the friendly and informative staff at Pat Peck Kia!


1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.