2021 Kia Sportage Towing Capacity

April 30th, 2021 by

2021 Kia Sportage Driving by the Ocean
The 2021 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV, so Shelby drivers might be wondering “How much can the Kia Sportage tow?” The 2021 Kia Sportage can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. Outfitted to carry passengers, cargo, work equipment, and more, the Kia Sportage promises a fun ride. Learn more about the Kia Sportage towing capacity below, then contact us to arrange a time for a test drive.

What Can the Kia Sportage Tow?

When outfitted with trailer brakes and a 2.0 Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine, the Kia Sportage can tow an impressive 2,000 pounds. With this strong 2021 Kia Sportage towing capacity, the Sportage SUV is perfect for trips to your favorite campsite in or outside of Ashland because you can tow a small camper, small boat, or jet skis. The Kia Sportage comes in four trim levels – the LX, EX, S, and SX Turbo – with two available engines. Let us take a look at the available engine options and their specs:

Base 2.4 Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-Speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®
  • EPA-estimated* 23/30/26 mpg (City/Highway/Combined)

Available 2.0 Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-Speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®
  • EPA-estimated* 20/28/23 mpg (City/Highway/Combined)

2021 Kia Sportage Towing Packages

Your Kia needs to be outfitted with the optional 2.0 Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine and optional towing accessories to reach its maximum towing capacity. If you are not looking to tow heavier equipment, the base level engine will get you from Mansfield to Shelby in comfort and style. It is ideal for commuting, taking friends out for fun, and family outings. If you are looking for the maximum towing capacity, you will need (and just want) the following towing accessories:

  • Trailer brakes
  • Kia Sportage Curt Trailer Hitch
  • Chrome Trailer Hitch Cover
  • Kia Trailer Hitch Bike Carrier Attachment
  • Kia Sportage Roof Rack Bars
  • Kia Trailer Hitch End Cap

Come Drive Home Your Kia Sportage Today!

Now that you have a good idea of what your new Kia Sportage can offer you in recreation or utility, it is time to test drive. If you are looking for an SUV with the capability of towing heavier equipment, you can check out the Kia Sorento or Kia Telluride at Spitzer Kia Mansfield in Mansfield. Contact us with any questions you may have, and let our expert team and finance experts get you back on the road in a new Kia vehicle! Compare the Kia Sportage to the Hyundai Tucson to see how the Sportage outperforms its competition.


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