Kia Sportage: Interior care

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Interior care

Use the information in the following sections to maintain the interior of your vehicle.

Interior general precautions

Prevent chemicals such as perfume, cosmetic oil, sun cream, hand cleaner, and air freshener from contacting the interior parts because they may cause damage or discoloration. If they do contact the interior parts, wipe them off immediately.

If necessary, use a mixture of warm water and mild non-detergent cleaner (test all cleaners on a concealed area before use).


Electrical components

Never allow water or other liquids to come in contact with electrical/electronic components inside the vehicle as this may damage them.



When cleaning leather products (steering wheel, seats etc.), use neutral detergents or low alcohol content solutions. If you use high alcohol content solutions or acid/alkaline detergents, the color of the leather may fade or the surface may get stripped off.

Taking care of leather seats

  • Vacuum the seat periodically to remove dust and sand on the seat. It will prevent abrasion or damage of the leather and maintain its quality.
  • Wipe the leather seat cover often with dry or soft cloth.
  • Sufficient use of a leather protective may prevent abrasion of the cover and helps maintain the color. Be sure to read the instructions and consult a specialist when using leather coating or protective agents.
  • Leather with bright colors (beige, cream beige) is easily contaminated and clear in appearance. Clean the seats frequently.
  • Avoid wiping with wet cloth. It may cause the surface to crack.

Cleaning the leather seats

Remove all contaminations instantly.

Refer to instructions below for removal of each contaminant.

  • Cosmetic products (sunscreen, foundation, etc.)
  • Apply cleansing cream on a cloth and wipe the contaminated point.

    Wipe off the cream with a wet cloth and remove water with a dry cloth.

  • Beverages (coffee, soft drink, etc.)
  • Apply a small amount of neutral detergent and wipe until contaminations do not smear.
  • Oil, blue jeans/clothes (Color transfer)
  • Remove oil/stain instantly with absorbable cloth and wipe with stain remover for leather only.
  • Chewing gum
  • Harden the gum with ice and remove gradually.

Fabric seat cover (if equipped)

Please clean the fabric seats regularly with a vacuum cleaner in consideration of fabric material characteristics. If they are heavily soiled with beverage stains, etc., use a suitable interior cleaner. To prevent damage to seat covers, wipe off the seat covers down to the seams with a large wiping motion and moderate pressure using a soft sponge or microfiber cloth.

Velcro closures on clothing or sharp objects may cause snagging or scratches on the surface of the seats.

Make sure not to rub such objects against the surface.


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