The 2021 Sorento offers strong towing performance

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 2:34 pm
A photo of the Sorento badge used on the 2021 Kia Sorento.

How much can the 2021 Kia Sorento tow? 

The latest version of the Kia Sorento has started to arrive at the Team Gunther Kia showroom. To be sure, the redesigned crossover SUV has been the source of a lot of curiosity since it was first announced. However, the question, ‘How much can the 2021 Kia Sorento tow,’ has to be among the most common subject of texts, emails and phone calls our team of product experts will get each week. The wide range of available powertrains is what sets the 2021 Sorento apart from the rest of its class, and that decision will have a lot of sway over how much a given model can pull. Today, we’re just taking a look at the gasoline-powered versions of the Sorento. We are still waiting to learn more about the coming hybrid engines. 

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2021 Sorento Towing Specs 

Team Gunther Kia customers will be able to choose between a naturally aspirated or turbocharged 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine to push the 2021 Kia Sorento down the road. Models without a turbocharger will make 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choosing a 2021 Sorento with the turbocharger will see the output boosted to 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.  

In order for a future owner of the 2021 Kia Sorento to get the most towing capacity possible, they will need to make sure they have the automaker’s towing package installed and make sure the trailer has working electric brakes. This will allow them to pull up to 3,500 pounds. Simply having a trailer with brakes will allow for up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. A 2021 Sorento without the appropriate equipment will have a towing capacity of 1,654 pounds. 

The towing package for the 2021 Kia Sorento might not be available on all of the new crossover SUV’s trim grades. Be sure to speak with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today to discuss your options.