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

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2560 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
Exide ExcellEB60560 Ah390 A230x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Varta Blue DynamicD4860 Ah540 A232x173x225 mmB0More
For these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm and a capacity exceeding 55 Ah. 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

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 these petrol engines, we recommend batteries with dimensions of 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm and a capacity exceeding 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 system

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4 EFBS4 E0870 Ah650 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Exide EFBEL70070 Ah720 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedEFB 09675 Ah700 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion EFBLE09670 Ah650 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue Dynamic EFBN7070 Ah760 A278x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Blue Dynamic EFBE4570 Ah650 A278x175x190 mmB13More
The 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 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 of the above motors have a base hold-down B13.

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

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S4S40 2895 Ah830 A306x173x225 mmB01More
Exide PremiumEA95495 Ah800 A306x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Exide ExcellEB95495 Ah720 A306x173x222 mmKorean B1More
Varta Blue DynamicG795 Ah830 A306x173x225 mmB01More
These diesel engines should work with batteries of dimensions 306x173x222 mm or 306x173x225 mm, which capacity is minimum 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 Varta Blue Dynamic G7 of a capacity 95 Ah, having 830A Cold Cranking Amps.

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

Brand and seriesModelCapacityCold Cranking AmpsDimensions (LxWxH)Base Hold-DownPrice
Bosch S5 AGMS5A 1180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK80080 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Exide AGMEK82082 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Halfords AdvancedAGM 11580 Ah800 A317x175x190 mmB13More
Lucas Fusion AGMLF11580 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
Varta Silver Dynamic AGMF2180 Ah800 A315x175x190 mmB13More
The 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. Dimensions of matching batteries differ slightly depending on the manufacturer 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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