Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

Here you will find the towing capacity for all American Kia Sorento’s from the 2002 model year on.  All of the information presented here is pulled straight out of the owner’s manual for each particular model year and formatted into standardized tables.

Please note that adding additional cargo and passengers to your Sorento will reduce the towing capacity by the weight you have added.  Please consult the model year for your particular vehicle for more information regarding max tongue weight and other things to consider before using it to tow.

First Generation 2002-2009

Model Year Engine Drive Max GCRW lbs Max Trailer Weight lbs Notes
2003 All All N/A 5000 (2270 kg) w/trailer brake
2004 All All N/A 3500 (1590 kg) w/trailer brake
2005 All All N/A 3500 (1590 kg) w/trailer brake
2006
All
Auto/4WD 8115 (3681 kg)
3500 lbs with (1590 kg) with trailer brake, 1650 lbs (750 kg without)
 
Manual/4WD 8074 (3662 kg)  
Auto/2WD 7919 (3592 kg)  
Manual/2WD 7877 (3573 kg)  
2007
3.3
4WD 8079 (3665 kg)
3500 (1590 kg)
 
2WD 7874 (3572 kg)  
3.8
4WD 9565 (4339 kg)
5000 (2268 kg)
 
2WD 9314 (4225 kg)  
2008
3.3
4WD 8079 (3665 kg)
3500 (1590 kg)
 
2WD 7874 (3572 kg)  
3.8
4WD 9565 (4339 kg)
5000 (2268 kg)
 
2WD 9314 (4225 kg)  
2009
3.3
4WD 8079 (3665 kg)
3500 (1590 kg)
 
2WD 7874 (3572 kg)  
3.8
4WD 9565 (4339 kg)
5000 (2268 kg)
 
2WD 9314 (4225 kg)  

 

Second Generation 2010-2015

 

Model Year Engine Drive Max Trailer Weight lbs Trailer Brake?
2011
2.4 All 1650 (750 kg)
With or Without Trailer Brakes
3.5
All
1650 (750 kg)
Without Trailer Brakes
3500 (1588 kg)
With Trailer Brakes
2012
2.4 All 1650 (750 kg)
With or Without Trailer Brakes
3.5
All
1650 (750 kg)
Without Trailer Brakes
3500 (1588 kg)
With Trailer Brakes
2013
2.4 All 1650 (750 kg)
With or Without Trailer Brakes
3.5
All
1650 (750 kg)
Without Trailer Brakes
3500 (1588 kg)
With Trailer Brakes
2014
2.4
All 1650 (750 kg)
Without Trailer Brakes
All 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Brakes
3.3
All 1650 (750 kg)
Without Trailer Brakes
All 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Brakes
All 3500 (1588 kg)
With Towing Package
2015
2.4
All 1650 (750 kg)
Without Trailer Brakes
All 1999 (907 kg)
With Trailer Brakes
3.3
All 1650 (750 kg)
Without Trailer Brakes
All 1999 (907 kg)
With Trailer Brakes

 

Third Generation 2016-2020

Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

Model Year Engine Trailer Brake
Max Trailer Weight lbs
2016
2.0 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package 3500 (1588 kg)
2.4 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package N/A
3.3 Lambda II 3.3
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package 5000 (2267 kg)
2017
2.0 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package 3500 (1588 kg)
2.4 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package N/A
3.3 Lambda II 3.3
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package 5000 (2267 kg)
2018
2.0 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package 3500 (1588 kg)
2.4 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package N/A
3.3 Lambda II 3.3
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package
4WD: 5000 (2267 kg) 2WD: 3,500 (1,587 KG)
2019
2.4 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package N/A
3.3 Lambda II 3.3
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package
4WD: 5000 (2267 kg) 2WD: 3,500 (1,587 KG)
2020
2.4 Theta II
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package N/A
3.3 Lambda II 3.3
No 1650 (750 kg)
Yes 2000 (907 kg)
With Trailer Package
4WD: 5000 (2267 kg) 2WD: 3,500 (1,587 KG)

 

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