The 2021 Kia Sorento can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. However, before you venture out to tow with your Sorento, there are a few factors you should be aware of. Certain equipment is required in order for your Kia Sorento to reach its maximum towing capacity. Factors like engine type and towing equipment are going to determine just how much you can safely tow behind your Kia Sorento. In this article, we will take a look at everything you need to know about the “2021 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity.”
2021 Kia Sorento Engines
The 2021 Kia Sorento comes in two available engine types. These engines offer varying levels of power and capability. The base level engine is a 2.5L 4-Cylinder engine that puts out 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. When the Sorento is equipped with this engine, the maximum towing capacity is only 2,000 pounds. The second engine available on the Kia Sorento is a Turbocharged 2.5L 4-Cylinder engine. The Turbocharged engine puts out 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the Turbocharged engine, the 2021 Kia Sorento is able to reach its maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Check with your local Kia dealer if you are unsure which engine is in your Sorento.
Towing Equipment on 2021 Kia Sorento
The engine type on your Sorento is just one of the factors in reaching your maximum towing capacity. In order to safely tow anything behind your Sorento, you’ll want to ensure your vehicle is equipped with the Tow Package. The Factory Tow Package will include tail light wiring connectors and a tow hitch. This tow package is important to ensure you are towing your cargo safely and legally. If you are unsure whether your Kia Sorento is equipped with the Factory Tow Package, contact your local Kia dealer.
2021 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity By Trim Level
The Kia Sorento is offered in 5 different trim levels. Each of these trims offers different features as well as varying levels of towing capacity. The Turbocharged engine that’s required to reach maximum towing capacity is only available on the EX, SX, and SX Prestige trim levels. The Factory Tow Package is an option to add to any trim level. Below are the 2021 Kia Sorento Trim Levels by Towing Capacity:
- 2021 Kia Sorento LX – 2,000 pound towing capacity
- 2021 Kia Sorento S – 2,000 pound towing capacity
- 2021 Kia Sorento EX – 3,500 pound towing capacity
- 2021 Kia Sorento SX – 3,500 pound towing capacity
- 2021 Kia Sorento SX Prestige – 3,500 pound towing capacity
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