Kia Sportage

Towing Facts

  • Max Kia Sportage Towing Capacity: 2,000 pounds 
  • 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 of torque

The Kia Sportage is one of the best SUVs you could drive around Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, PA, 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 Kia vehicle and hit the road. Here's 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

2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

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 Kia 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 1,653 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 roadtrip.

Kia Sportage Review: Interior

Hauling cargo is the most common reason that drivers want a Kia 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 Kia vehicle's towing ability, and you may never have to leave any gear at home.

While there's plenty of room inside the cabin for cargo, there's plenty of space for passengers, too. It's important to make sure you and your passengers stay comfortable while hauling your trailer behind you. To be exact, passengers can stretch out with a total interior volume of 129.3 cubic feet. Plus, riders will enjoy having the following interior dimensions to stretch out:

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.3/39.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.1/55.1 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 54.3/51.2 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.5/38.2 inches

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 more 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's a Lane Departure Warning System that will let you know if you're veering out of your lane, making sure you can keep your Kia vehicle and your trailer on the straight and narrow.

Some of the additional features in the Kia Drive Wise suite include:

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)- Sometimes when you're hauling a trailer, it can be hard to see what's in your blind spots. With the BCW feature on the Kia Sportage, you'll get both audio and visual alerts when an object or vehicle is detected by radar.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection- This feature helps keep you and your passengers safe by sending you audible and visual alerts when a potential hazard is detected in front of you. If you don't react quickly enough, the FCA system will help your Kia vehicle come to a complete stop by gently applying the brakes.

High Beam Assist (HBA)- When you're traveling down the road with a trailer behind you, you want to make sure you're able to see everything in front of you clearly. That's why the Kia Drive Wise suite offers the available HBA-a system that automatically dims the high-beams when oncoming vehicles are detected, then returns back to the high-beam setting once the vehicle passes.

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC with S&G)- Give your foot pedal a break by adjusting the smart cruise control feature on the Sportage. This available feature helps you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, and can even bring you to a complete stop, plus helps you get going again by tapping the accelerator.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)- Stay confident while backing up with a trailer attached to you with features like the available RCCW system. This feature works by scanning passing vehicles behind you and sends audible alerts if an object is detected in your rear path.

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 and top-of-the-line features to help keep you protected on the open road.

In addition to the Sportage, we offer an impressive selection of certified pre-owned and new Kia vehicles, meaning you'll have an easy time finding the model that's right for you. Come see us today and we'll help you find a Kia vehicle that will make driving around Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, easy and fun.

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