Does A Kia Sportage Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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    Kia Sportage Timing Overview (All Model Years)

    Over its lifespan the Kia Sportage has had engines utilizing either a timing chain or a timing belt. From 2011 to 2021 all Sportage engines have timing chains and from 1995 to 2010 all Sportage engines have timing belts. All the Sportage engines are interference.

    Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Kits For Purchase
    Kia Sportage 2011-2021 2.0L, 2.4L timing chain interference Amazon
    1995-2002, 2005-2010 2.0L, 2.7L timing belt interference Amazon

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    Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

    2021 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2021 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2020 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2020 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2019 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2019 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2018 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2018 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2017 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2017 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 181 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2016 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2016 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2015 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2015 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2014 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2014 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2013 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2013 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 176 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2012 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2012 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 176 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2011 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2011 Kia Sportage engines have a timing chain and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 256 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.4L 4 Cyl. 176 hp (Theta II) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2010 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2010 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon
    2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon

    2009 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2009 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon
    2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon

    2008 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2008 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon
    2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon

    2007 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2007 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon
    2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon

    2006 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2006 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon
    2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon

    2005 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2005 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 140 hp (Beta II) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon
    2.7L V6 173 hp (Delta) timing belt interference Inspect at 60K, Replace at 80K Amazon

    2002 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2002 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

    2001 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2001 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

    2000 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2000 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

    1999 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 1999 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

    1998 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 1998 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

    1997 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 1997 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

    1996 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 1996 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 94 hp (FE SOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

    1995 Kia Sportage - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 1995 Kia Sportage engines have a timing belt and are interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 94 hp (FE SOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (FE DOHC) timing belt interference 60K Exc. CA, 105K CA Amazon

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