Compare the Kia SUVs Towing Capabilities

How Does the Towing Capability of Each Kia SUV Stack Up?

There are many reasons why people may invest in SUVs. More room and passenger seating are some of the most popular reasons, but towing capacity ranks nearly as high. SUVs are known for their enhanced towing capabilities, integrated towing safety and tech features, and payload capacity. While some SUVs are built on pickup truck chassis, others sport a design unique to their model.

Kia SUVs are known for their impressive towing capacity. There are three different Kia SUVs currently available in the Hopatcong market that provide an increased towing capacity and hauling technology. The Kia Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride define Kia SUVs that go above and beyond when it comes to towing items or hauling large loads.

Kia Sportage

As a small SUV, the Kia Sportage has the least impressive towing capabilities out of all of Kia's SUV lineup. Yet, its abilities are still stronger than those of sedan or wagon competitors.

  • Base Towing Capacity: 1,650 lbs.
  • Max Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs.

The base towing capacity of the Kia Sportage is based on a front-wheel-drive setup and hauling without trailer brakes. The maximum towing capacity of these SUVs is based on its abilities in all-wheel drive with trailer brakes engaged. These two facets make a big difference in the towing capability of the Sportage because it affects which types of terrain or driving conditions would be ideal for Newton, NJ trailering.

Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is the median option for Kia SUVs in the realm of trailering capabilities. The Sorento's standard 2.4-Liter engine provides this vehicle base towing capacity statistic, while an upgrade to a 3.3-Liter V6 engine more than doubles its towing abilities.

  • Base Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs.
  • Max Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.

Kia Telluride

As Kia's largest SUV option, the Telluride is the largest, most capable sport utility vehicle that Kia has to offer. Perfect for hauling a trailer or boat, the Kia Telluride is highly capable of towing nearly anything a buyer could want. Any model of the Telluride inhibits the same towing capabilities, so any trim level would handle towing up to 5,000 lbs. Well. Offering better qualities and capabilities than other SUVs in its class, the Kia Telluride is a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

  • Base Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
  • Max Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.

Tech Features That Aide in Towing

The ability to haul large loads is rooted in the chassis and vehicle attributes themselves. However, technology features make the hauling process easier and more controlled. Every Kia SUV is equipped with a central locking differential that maximizes traction and controls wheel rotation. They also employ the use of torque vectoring corner control, which enhances control when taking on curves. Also, 4-wheel disc brakes aide in reliability for all Kia SUV models.

Standard features that apply to the base level of all Kia SUVs include electronic stability control, a traction control system, and a brake assist system. Additional upgrades are available on higher trim levels. These additions include smart safety features that aide in collision avoidance. A combination of all these features make the comparison of Kia SUVs a little bit easier.

Come into Our Hackettstown, NJ Area Dealership

Sussex, NJ drivers who are interested in a Kia SUV and the towing capacity it exhibits should to drop by and see us at Kia of Sussex near Dover, NJ. There is no pressure on our buyers to make a last-minute decision. We want you to feel comfortable in your new vehicle, which we help achieve by maintaining integrity and honesty.

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