2023 Kia Sportage Towing Capacity

August 19th, 2022 by

2022 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

If you’re searching for an attractive and affordable SUV that’s built for fun, we highly recommend the 2023 Kia Sportage. Not only does this compact crossover feature a spacious cabin with all the latest and greatest technology, but it also has some serious chops on Greensboro roads. With the right Kia Sportage towing package, the 2023 Kia Sportage tows up to 2,500 pounds, which is more than enough for kayaks, canoes, and jet skis! Learn more about the 2023 Kia Sportage towing capacity with the pros at Carolina Kia of High Point below, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!



Kia Sportage Towing – Engine Specs

We know that the Kia Sportage towing capacity is 2,500 pounds when properly equipped, so what makes it all possible? The 2023 Kia Sportage comes equipped with a rugged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that doesn’t sacrifice performance or efficiency, making it a sound choice for your road trip adventures. Here are the details:

2.5L 4-cylinder engine:

  • 187 hp
  • 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway (front-wheel drive)
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city / 28 mpg highway (all-wheel drive)

Can a Kia Sportage Tow a Boat?

Here at Carolina Kia of High Point, we are commonly asked, “can a Kia Sportage tow a boat?” The 2023 Kia Sportage towing capacity should be able to accommodate small, non-motorized boats just fine. However, if you have a larger boat, we recommend an SUV like the Kia Telluride or Sorento with a more heavy-duty towing setup. Here is an overview of what you can generally tow with the right Kia Sportage towing package:

  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Jet skis
  • Snowmobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Small fishing boat

Note: Your Kia Sportage towing capacity can be affected by the number of passengers riding along, how much cargo you’re bringing, and other factors. Exceeding the towing capacity can be hazardous to you and the Kernersville drivers around you and harmful to your drivetrain. For more information, please contact us.

2023 Kia Sportage Towing Package

The Kia Sportage offers a wide range of towing features and accessories designed with your safety in mind, which we have highlighted below. Our parts center will be happy to help you choose the best Kia Sportage towing package for your unique needs!

  • Mighty Mounts
  • Sport visors
  • Tow Hitch (includes harness)
  • Roof Rack Cross Bars
  • Tow Hitch Chrome Cover
  • Wheel Locks

Discover the Capabilities of the Kia Sportage Today

If you’re impressed with the Kia Sportage towing capacity, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s just the beginning of what this model has to offer. We’re just a short distance from Thomasville, so contact us anytime or stop by during business hours to take a test drive of a new Kia Sportage in High Point, NC! In the meantime, check out the 2023 Kia Sportage interior and learn more about your other favorite Kia models!


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