Kia Sportage Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (1995 - 2021)

From the model year 1995 to 2021 the Kia Sportage has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. However, all of its engines are interference.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Kia Sportage Timing Belt Or Chain (1995 - 2021)
Year Engine Belt Or Chain Interference Service Interval
2021 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2021 2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.4L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.4L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.4L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.4L 4 Cyl. 176 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.4L 4 Cyl. 176 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 256 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 2.4L 4 Cyl. 176 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime
2010 2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2010 2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2009 2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2009 2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2008 2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2008 2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2007 2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2007 2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2006 2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2006 2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2005 2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2005 2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K miles
2002 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
2001 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
2000 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
1999 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
1998 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
1997 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
1996 2.0L 4 Cyl. 94 hp (FE SOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
1996 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
1995 2.0L 4 Cyl. 94 hp (FE SOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles
1995 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA miles

TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.