Kia Sportage Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires

March 12th, 2015 by

Estimating how long your Kia Sportage tires will last is not easy. Kicking Tires estimates a tire can last between 20,000 and 50,000 miles on average. The lifespan of your Kia Sportage tires is dependent on how you drive and whether you are driving on summer, all-season, or winter tires. Driving on under-inflated tires and with your Sportage out of alignment will shorten your tires’ lifespan as well. There is no set interval for when you will need new tires, but here is a list of Kia Sportage tires for when the time comes.

Sizes for Kia Sportage Tires

Kia Sportage tires vary between trim levels. Kia advises adhering to the Sportage’s original tire size. “Kia does not recommend modifying or altering your Kia vehicle’s specifications including tire size in any manner. As with any modification, if a failure occurs on the vehicle that can be attributed to the modification, the warranty of any affected components may be voided,” according to Kia.
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2016 Kia Sportage

  • LX 225/60 R17
  • EX 235/55 R18
  • SX 235/55 R18

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Kia Sportage Tires

We will take a look at tires from these dealers: Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Yokohama, Goodyear, Nexen, and Michelin.

All-Season Tires

Kia Sportage tires

The Michelin Premier A/S tire is made with a high-traction compound that improves grip on wet roads. This tire fits the LX model.

  • Nexen’s N’Fera RU5 tire has a tread that incorporates waves, grooves, and micro-grooves that improve grip in wet conditions. An asymmetrical outside rib improves cornering stability. This tire fits all trim levels.
  • Bridgestone’s Dueler H/L Alenza Plus tire offers a quiet, comfortable ride thanks to the tire’s optimized casing and footprint design. The tire is made with 5 percent recycled rubber and has a low-rolling resistance, which improves fuel efficiency. This tire fits the EX and SX models. The Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 tire fits the LX model.
  • The Yokohama AVID ENVigor tire has an optimized contact patch that helps to improve traction. Traction in wet conditions is improved thanks to 3-D sipes. Road noise is at a minimum due to a six-pitch-variation pitch tread. A low-rolling resistance improves fuel efficiency. This tire fits all trim levels.
  • Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS tire has a solid outer shoulder that improves performance on dry roads. Enhanced groove curvature helps improve handling and braking on wet roads. Rolling resistance is lowered so fuel efficiency is improved. This tire fits the EX and SX models.
  • Goodyear’s Assurance ComforTred Touring tire has ComfortEdge sidewalls that help with handling and a comfort layer in the tread provides a comfortable ride. The tire’s asymmetric tread helps with handling on wet roads. This tire fits all Sportage models.
  • The Michelin Premier A/S tire is made with a high-traction compound that improves grip on wet roads. EverGrip technology helps move water away from the tire’s tread to prevent hydroplaning. This tire fits the LX model.
  • The Dunlop Signature II tire is made using VersaLoad technology which provides improved handling and a comfortable ride. Multi-directional siping improves traction on wet roads. This tire fits the LX model.

Winter Tires

Although all-season tires can handle wet conditions, winter tires have better traction and handling on snowy roads. Winter tires are also made to perform better at temperatures below 45 degrees.

Kia Sportage tires

The Yokohama W.drive tire has an asymmetric tread design that enhances cornering ability and the grooved area improves snow traction. This tire only fits the EX and SX models

  • The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 tire has a center multi-z pattern that improves traction in snowy conditions. Dry performance is improved with 3-D sipes. A continuous lug improves traction in the snow and also helps move water away from the tire’s tread. This tire fits the EX and SX models. The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 tire fits the LX model.
  • The Yokohama W.drive tire has an asymmetric tread design that enhances cornering ability and the grooved area improves snow traction. Zigzag sipes help with traction in icy and snowy conditions. This tire only fits the EX and SX models.
  • Continental’s ContiCrossContact Winter tire improves traction and braking on snowy roads due to a siped, block design and multi-edge sipes. Handling on snowy and dry roads is improved with the tire’s footprint that has large double blocks. This tire fits the EX and SX models. The Continental ExtremeWinterContact tire fits the LX model.
  • Goodyear’s Ultra Grip Winter tire has multiple biting edges that grip snowy and icy roads. The tire’s directional tread pattern improves performance on snowy roads and strong shoulder blocks improve handling. This tire fits all Sportage models.
  • The Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tire is made with MaxTouch Construction. The tire has a contact patch that improves winter performance by way of acceleration, braking, and cornering. Cross Z sipes improve handling and traction on snowy and icy roads. This tire fits the LX model.
  • The Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6 tire has zigzag grooves that provide traction and braking performance on snowy roads. A quiet ride is achieved thanks to optimized groove distribution. A glass fiber-reinforced tread grips icy roads. This tire fits all Sportage models.

Nexen has winter tire options, however they didn’t meet the size specs for Kia Sportage tires.
Call Fisher Auto in Boulder, Colo., at 303-245-6414 with your questions about Kia Sportage tires. There is a great selection of Kia Sportage tires and we can help you narrow down your search to fit your specific driving needs. We install tires as well as swap summer/winter tires. The summer/winter tire swap is $60. The tire swap and rotation are free if the tires were purchased at Fisher!