Kia Sportage: Checking the engine oil level

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Engine oil / Checking the engine oil level

Engine oil is used for lubricating, cooling, and operating various hydraulic components in the engine. Engine oil consumption while driving is normal, and it is necessary to check and refill the engine oil regularly. Also, check and refill the oil level within the recommended maintenance schedule to prevent deterioration of oil performance.

Check the engine oil following the below procedure.

Smartstream G2.5 GDi
Smartstream G2.5 GDi

  1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
  2.  Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.
  3.  Turn the engine off, remove the oil filler cap and pull the dipstick out.

    Wait for 15 minutes for the oil to return to the oil pan.

  4. Wipe the dipstick clean and re-insert it fully.
  5. Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. Check if the oil level is between the F-L line, and if it is below the L line, add enough oil to bring the level to F line.


Radiator hose

Be very careful not to touch the radiator hose when checking or adding the engine oil as it may be hot enough to burn you.


When you wipe the oil level gauge, you should wipe it with a clean cloth. When mixed with debris, it can cause engine damage.

Smartstream G2.5 GDi
Smartstream G2.5 GDi

Use a funnel to help prevent oil from being spilled on engine components.

Use only the specified engine oil.

  • Do not spill engine oil when adding or changing engine oil. Wipe off spilled oil immediately.
  • The engine oil consumption may increase while you break in a new vehicle and it will be stabilized after driving 4,000 miles (6,000 km).
  • The engine oil consumption can be affected by driving habits, climate conditions, traffic conditions, oil quality, etc. Therefore, it is recommended that you inspect the engine oil level regularly and refill it if necessary.


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