Kia Sportage III (2010-2015) – batteries


Kia Sportage III was produced in the years 2010 – 2015. Below we present the specifications of batteries suitable for specific engines.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Kia Sportage III (2010-2015):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
0 – positive on the right side1B13
1 – positive on the left side1Korean B1
0 – positive on the right side1Korean B1
0 – positive on the right side1B01
0 – positive on the right side1B0
1 – positive on the left side1B0
As you can see, in case of Kia Sportage III, 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 III – petrol engines:
  • 2.0 CVVT
  • 2.0 CVVT AWD

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 25
60 Ah
540 A
232x173x225 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB605
60 Ah
390 A
230x173x222 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D48
60 Ah
540 A
232x173x225 mmMore
For Kia Sportage III with 2.0 CVVT or 2.0 CVVT AWD petrol engines, we use batteries measuring 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm and with a capacity exceeding 55 Ah (ampere-hours). The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB605 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 390 A. The most powerful battery is Varta Blue Dynamic D48 of a capacity 60Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 540 A.

Kia Sportage III – petrol engines:
  • 1.6 GDI

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 24
60 Ah
540 A
232x173x225 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB604
60 Ah
390 A
230x173x222 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA654
65 Ah
580 A
230x173x222 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
D47
60 Ah
540 A
232x173x225 mmMore
For the Kia Sportage III with a 1.6 GDI gasoline engine, we choose batteries with dimensions of 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm, whose capacity exceeds 47 Ah. 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 Sportage III – petrol engines:
  • 1.6 GDI – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4 EFB
S4 E08
70 Ah
650 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Exide EFB
EL700
70 Ah
720 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
EFB 096
75 Ah
700 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion EFB
LE096
70 Ah
650 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic EFB
E45
70 Ah
650 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic EFB
N70
70 Ah
760 A
278x175x190 mmMore
Owning a Kia Sportage III with a 1.6 GDI engine and Start-Stop system means there is a need to use more expensive batteries made with EFB technology. Matching batteries have dimensions 278x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 70 Ah of a capacity and 650 A CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). All batteries compatible with the 1.6 GDI engine have a B13 mount.

Kia Sportage III – diesel engines:
  • 2.0 CRDi
  • 2.0 CRDi AWD

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 28
95 Ah
830 A
306x173x225 mmMore
Exide Excell
EB954
95 Ah
720 A
306x173x222 mmMore
Exide Premium
EA954
95 Ah
800 A
306x173x222 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
G7
95 Ah
830 A
306x173x225 mmMore
For the Kia Sportage III with 2.0 CRDi or 2.0 CRDi AWD diesel engines, we recommend batteries sized 306x173x222 mm or 306x173x225 mm, with a minimum capacity of 90 Ah. The most basic battery of this set is Exide Excell EB954 of a capacity 95Ah and 720A Cold Cranking Amps, the battery with the biggest capacity is Bosch S4 S40 28 of a capacity 95 Ah, having 830A Cold Cranking Amps.

Kia Sportage III – diesel engines:
  • 1.7 CRDi – with Start-Stop
  • 2.0 CRDi – with Start-Stop
  • 2.0 CRDi AWD – with Start-Stop

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S5 AGM
S5A 11
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK800
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Exide AGM
EK820
82 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Halfords Advanced
AGM 115
80 Ah
800 A
317x175x190 mmMore
Lucas Fusion AGM
LF115
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
Varta Silver Dynamic AGM
F21
80 Ah
800 A
315x175x190 mmMore
The diesel engines of the Kia Sportage III listed above have a Start-Stop system, and in this case, this means that we must use batteries produced in AGM technology. The dimensions of batteries suitable for 1.7 CRDi, 2.0 CRDi and 2.0 CRDi AWD engines vary slightly among different manufacturers and are: 315x175x190 mm or 317x175x190 mm. The parameters of these batteries are at least 80 Ah of a capacity and 800 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 Sportage III , 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 I (1994-2002) battery
Kia Sportage II (2004-2010) battery


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