Kia Sportage I (1994-2002) – batteries

Kia Sportage I was produced in the years 1994 - 2002. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Kia Sportage I (1994-2002):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
1 - positive on the left side1B13
0 - positive on the right side1B9
0 - positive on the right side1B01
As you can see, in case of Kia Sportage I, even the basic parameters of the batteries (battery layout, terminal types and base hold-down) are not identical for all engine versions. For this reason, care must be taken to match the battery to a specific engine.

Kia Sportage I - petrol engines:
2.0
2.0 4WD
2.0 i 16V
2.0 i 16V 4WD
2.0 i 4WD


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 0660 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Bosch S5S50 0663 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide PremiumEA60160 Ah600 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide ExcellEB62162 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue DynamicD4360 Ah540 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver DynamicD3963 Ah610 A242x175x190 mmB13More
In the case of these petrol engines, we choose batteries in size 242x175x190 mm, which capacity exceeds 57 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Bosch S4 S40 06 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 540 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Silver Dynamic D39 of a capacity 63Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 610 A. All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Kia Sportage I - diesel engines:
2.0 TD 4WD
2.2 D 4x4


Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensionsBase Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2670 Ah630 A261x175x220 mmB01More
Exide ExcellEB70470 Ah540 A270x173x222 mmB9More
Exide PremiumEA75475 Ah630 A270x173x222 mmB9More
Varta Blue DynamicE2370 Ah630 A261x175x220 mmB01More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 260x174x224 mm, 261x175x220 mm or 270x173x222 mm, which capacity is minimum 65 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB704 of a capacity 70Ah and 540A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA754 of a capacity 75 Ah, having 630A Cold Cranking Amps.

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Kia Shuma I (1997-2001)
Kia Shuma II (2001-2004)
Kia Sorento I (2002-2009)
Kia Sorento II (2009-2015)
Kia Soul I (2009-2013)
Kia Sportage II (2004-2010)
Kia Sportage III (2010-2015)

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