Kia Sportage
Towing Facts

  • Max Sportage Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Sportage Engine Options: 2.4-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged engine
  • Total Passenger Volume: 110.7 cubic feet
  • Sportage Horsepower: 240 HP
  • Sportage Torque: 260 lb-ft torque

The Kia Sportage is one of the best SUVs you could drive around Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, particularly if you need versatile towing capacity. The max Kia Sportage towing capacity is 2,000 pounds, meaning you can load up a small trailer or attach a boat to your vehicle and hit the road. Here is some information about the towing capacity of the Kia Sportage that will help you determine if this SUV can meet your hauling needs.

2.4-liter engine

Kia Sportage Engine Options

2.0-liter turbocharged engine

181 HP


240 HP

175 lb-ft


260 lb-ft

1,650 lbs

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs

How Much Can you Tow with a Kia Sportage?

The great thing about driving the Kia Sportage is that you'll have access to two outstanding engines, both of which provide impressive towing power. The starting 2.4-liter engine of this vehicle produces 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, and the available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine offers up 240 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque.

With the optional trailer brakes, both engines are able to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Without trailer brakes, the Kia Sportage towing capacity is 1,650 pounds, which is still more than many other models in the compact SUV class. Driving the Sportage means you'll have all the towing power you could want or need, making it much easier to take a spur of the moment road trip.

Kia Sportage Review: Interior

Hauling cargo is the most common reason that drivers want a vehicle with a large towing capacity. With the Sportage, you'll have both versatile towing power and a useful amount of interior cargo space, meaning there's almost no limit to the items that you can transport with your SUV.

Whether you have the rear seats of this SUV folded or in the upright position, you'll have plenty of cargo space with which to work. Keep the rear seats up and your cargo area will be 30.7 cubic feet. Fold the second row down, and your cargo room will nearly double to 60.1 cubic feet. Combine that with this vehicle's towing ability, and you'll never have to leave any of your gear at home.

Kia Sportage Review: Safety

When you're hauling a boat or trailer with your Kia Sportage, you want to be as safe as possible. Fortunately, this SUV offers some of the best safety equipment on the market, meaning you'll have total peace of mind the next time you go for a weekend drive.

The Kia Drive Wise suite, for example, offers optional features that will make driving much safer, especially while trailering. The Automatic Emergency Braking feature keeps track of traffic and can autonomously apply your brakes to avoid or limit the severity of a collision. There is a Lane Departure Warning System that will let you know if you're veering out of your lane, making sure you can keep your vehicle and your trailer on the straight and narrow.

Test Drive the Kia Sportage in Mechanicsburg PA Today!

If you want to learn more about the Kia Sportage towing capacity, you should schedule a test drive at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg. One of our sales representatives can tell you all about the best features of this SUV, including its impressive towing ability.

In addition to the Sportage, we offer an impressive selection of pre-owned and new vehicles, meaning you'll have no problem finding the model that's right for you. Come see us today and we'll help you find a vehicle that will make driving around Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and Harrisburg easy and fun.

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