Kia Rio III (2011-2017) – batteries


Kia Rio in version III was produced in the years 2011 – 2017. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Kia Rio (2011-2017):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
0 – positive on the right side1B13
0 – positive on the right side1Korean B1
0 – positive on the right side1B0
As you can see, in case of Kia Rio, 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 Rio III – petrol engines:
  • 1.4 CVVT
  • 1.6 CVVT

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2460 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
Exide ExcellEB60460 Ah390 A230x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Exide PremiumEA65465 Ah580 A230x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Varta Blue DynamicD4760 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
For Kia Rio with 1.4 CVVT or 1.6 CVVT petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm and with a capacity exceeding 57 Ah (ampere-hours). The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB604 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 390 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA654 of a capacity 65Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 580 A.

Kia Rio III – petrol engines:
  • 1.25 CVVT – with Start-Stop system
  • 1.25 LPG – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4 EFBS4 E0560 Ah560 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide EFBEL60060 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedEFB 02765 Ah600 A243x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion EFBLE02760 Ah560 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue Dynamic EFBD5360 Ah560 A242x175x190 mmB13More
1.25 CVVT or 1.25 LPG engines in the Kia Rio with Start-Stop system require the use of EFB technology batteries. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and are 242x175x190 mm or 243x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 60 Ah of a capacity and 560 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.

Kia Rio III – diesel engines:
  • 1.1 CRDi
  • 1.4 CRDi

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2460 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
Exide ExcellEB60460 Ah390 A230x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Exide PremiumEA65465 Ah580 A230x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Varta Blue DynamicD4760 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
For the Kia Rio with 1.1 CRDi or 1.4 CRDi diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm, with a minimum capacity of 57 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB604 of a capacity 60Ah and 390A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Exide Premium EA654 of a capacity 65 Ah, having 580A Cold Cranking Amps.

Kia Rio III – diesel engines:
  • 1.1 CRDi – with Start-Stop system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4 EFBS4 E0560 Ah560 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Exide EFBEL60060 Ah640 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedEFB 02765 Ah600 A243x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion EFBLE02760 Ah560 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue Dynamic EFBD5360 Ah560 A242x175x190 mmB13More
Owning a Kia Rio with a 1.1 CRDi engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with EFB technology. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and are 242x175x190 mm or 243x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 60 Ah of a capacity and 560 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All the batteries in the list above have a base hold-down B13.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Kia Rio , or if you want to help others in their selection, please send us a photo of your current battery in the comment section at the bottom of the page. You can also send the picture to contact@whatbattery.co.uk (we will place it in the comments to also help other users). Be sure to specify the car model, year, type, as well as the engine capacity and power. We’ll do our best to assist you!

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Kia Carens I (2000-2002) battery
Kia Carens II (2002-2006) battery
Kia Carens III (2006-2012) battery
Kia Carens IV (2013-) battery
Kia Carnival I (UP, GQ) (1999-2006) battery
Kia Carnival II (VQ) (2006-2014) battery
Kia Cee’d I (2006-2012) battery
Kia Cee’d II (2012-) battery
Kia Pro Cee’d I (2006-2012) battery
Kia Pro Cee’d II (2012-2018) battery
Kia Rio I (1999-2005) battery
Kia Rio II (2005-2011) battery
Kia Shuma I (1997-2001) battery
Kia Shuma II (2001-2004) battery
Kia Sorento I (2002-2009) battery
Kia Sorento II (2009-2015) battery
Kia Soul I (2009-2013) battery
Kia Sportage I (1994-2002) battery
Kia Sportage II (2004-2010) battery
Kia Sportage III (2010-2015) battery


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