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

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 06
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Bosch S5
S50 06
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA601
60 Ah
600 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB621
62 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D43
60 Ah
540 A
242x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic
D39
63 Ah
610 A
242x175x190 mmMore
For the 2.0, 2.0 4WD, 2.0 i 16V petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 242x175x190 mm with a capacity exceeding 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 Bosch S5 S50 06 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 4×4

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 26
70 Ah
630 A
261x175x220 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB704
70 Ah
540 A
270x173x222 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA754
75 Ah
630 A
270x173x222 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
E23
70 Ah
630 A
261x175x220 mmMore
For the Kia Sportage I with 2.0 TD 4WD or 2.2 D 4×4 diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 260x174x224 mm, 261x175x220 mm or 270x173x222 mm, with a minimum capacity of 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.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Kia Sportage I , 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 Rio III (2011-2017) 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 II (2004-2010) battery
Kia Sportage III (2010-2015) battery


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