2018 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity Explained

You may not necessarily use your 2018 Kia Sorento for towing, but it is certainly nice to know that it has some real power should you need to do so.

All three engines – the standard 4-cylinder, turbo 4-cylinder, and V6 – can all pull some weight, but they do have a different towing capacity.

So, how much can you tow with Kia Sorento?

The least that you can expect, based on your engine choice, is a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, but that number will take a rather significant jump when you move up to the more powerful engine options.

2017 Kia Sorento Towing CapacityThe turbo and V6 engines can both tow as much as 3,500 pounds when equipped with front wheel drive – FWD.

Go with the 2018 Sorento AWD option on the V6 and that towing capacity number moves up to a rather hefty 5,000 pounds.

The table below provides official data about Sorento towing, so let’s check what is the towing capacity of each model.

What is the Kia Sorento towing capacity in 2018?

FWD (lb)2,0002,0003,5003,5003,5003,5003,500
AWD (lb)-2,0005,0003,5005,0005,0005,000

Kia also has several towing accessories available for the Sorento so owners can improve their hauling experiences.

  • Tow Hitch – Custom designed to fit the Sorento, the hitch is mounted directly onto the frame to add a higher level of durability and security when towing larger loads.
  • Tow Hitch Chrome Cover – Add a little flair to your trailer hitch when it isn’t in use.
  • Tow Hitch Bike Attachment – Being able to take your bike on a family trip or weekend adventure is a great option, and your Sorento SUV can carry 2-4 bikes with this attachment.

If you still need more space for cargo, then you may consider choosing one of the many Kia Sorento roof racks or cargo boxes available.

3 thoughts on “2018 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity Explained

  1. What is the maximum tongue weight of the hitch? 350 or 500lbs?
    Do you subtract passenger and cargo from the 5,000lb towing capacity or the 1120lbs from the vehicle or both?

  2. Does the towing package include any engine modifications such as enhanced transmission cooler or suspension upgrades or anything else not directly associated with the hitch itself?

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