2020 Kia Sportage Towing Capacity

July 29th, 2020 by

Red Kia Sportage driving on mountain road

The 2020 Kia Sportage towing capacity outpaces most rival models by delivering a fantastic fusion of power and capability across the entire lineup. It’s one of the few crossover SUVs able to deliver that balance of family-friendly driving and high tow ratings for those Marion drives. Learn about the 2020 Kia Sportage towing capacity ratings by engine, and discover what sort of loads the Kia Sportage can handle.

2020 Kia Sportage Towing Specs by Engine

Research the Kia Sportage, and you’ll find it’s noted for an ability to bring sharp and exhilarating performance to the compact crossover SUV segment. As such, you’ll enjoy plenty of power as standard, the option for turbocharged performance, and strong tow ratings across the lineup.

2020 Kia Sportage Engines:

  • 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder: Delivers up to 181 hp, 175 lb-ft of torque, and a 2,000-lb towing capacity.
  • 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo: Delivers up to 240 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque, and a 2,000-lb towing capacity.

Both engines utilize a state of the art 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, so you can expect responsive performance even when you’re towing heavy loads at a crawl through traffic or hauling a trailer in the fast lane between Anderson and Fishers. As noted by Car and Driver, “Compact crossovers don’t get much quicker than the turbocharged Sportage.”

Can a Kia Sportage Tow a Boat?

A 2000-lb towing capacity might sound good, but how much can it really handle? Here are just a few things you can haul with up to 2,000 lbs of towing muscle:

  • Small Utility Trailers
  • Pop-Up Tent Trailers
  • Lightweight Aluminum Boats
  • Personal Watercrafts

So, can a Kia Sportage tow a boat? It sure can when properly equipped with the Kia Sportage towing package, and it also tows significantly more than rival models, including:

  • 2020 Honda CR-V: Tows up to 1,500 lbs.
  • 2020 Toyota RAV4: Tows up to 1,500 lbs.
  • 2020 Mazda CX-30: Tows up to 1,500 lbs.

Learn More About the Towing-Friendly 2020 Kia Sportage

You can find out more about the Kia Sportage towing package, arrange a test drive, and hear about our latest new vehicle specials by visiting our Muncie showroom. For any further advice or assistance in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members today.

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