Kia Tire Pressure

Kia tire inflation pressures range around 26 to 39 psi based on the model, year, trim and original equipment tire sizes. Select from 24 Kia models built between 1994 and 2020 to find recommended tire pressure for Kia tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.

It is vital to maintain correct tire inflation pressures for Kia tires. Low tire pressure and underinflated tires can lead to uneven and excessive tire wear, poor handling and reduced fuel economy. High tire pressure and overinflated tires can result in reduced traction, poor braking and can even be a cause of a tire blowout. Check tire pressure regularly and maintain correct tire inflation for Kia to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive, save money on gas and keep auto insurance premiums low.

Recommended tire pressure for Kia is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find Kia recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. Kia tire inflation will be listed in psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kilopascals). Keep in mind that tire inflation listed on tire sidewall is the maximum air pressure the tire can hold to carry its maximum load, and not necessarily the recommended tire pressure for Kia. Kia may have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.

To check Kia tire pressure you will need to know its recommended tire inflation and a tire pressure gauge. Check tire inflation when tires are "cold" and have not been driven for at least 3 hours. Adjust Kia tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure levels as needed by adding air with a tire inflator.

If you replace Kia original equipment tires with optional or plus tire sizes, make sure to follow guidelines on how to apply tire load inflation tables when replacing Kia tires to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the Kia owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

Kia tire pressure fluctuates with ambient temperatures, so when temperatures drop tires may lose approximately 1 psi of air pressure for every 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. During winter Kia tires can be inflated 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to compensate for lower temperatures. Never overinflate above psi indicated on tire sidewall. Make sure to check tire pressure regularly in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads. Consult owner's manual for recommended winter tire pressure for Kia.

If your Kia is made after 2007, it should be equipped with tire pressure monitoring system that uses tire pressure sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low. When Kia low tire pressure warning light is on, check all tires for low air pressure and inflate as needed. Refer to owner's manual on how to reset Kia tire pressure monitoring system.

Kia Car Tire Pressure

Kia has 18 coupe and sedan models built from 1994 to 2020 with a recommended tire pressure around 29 to 39 psi.

Kia Amanti

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Amanti tires from 2004 to 2009.

Kia Cadenza

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Cadenza tires from 2014 to 2019.

Kia Forte

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Forte tires from 2010 to 2020.

Kia Forte Koup

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Forte Koup tires from 2010 to 2016.

Kia Forte5

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Forte5 tires from 2012 to 2018.

Kia K900

Recommended tire pressure for Kia K900 tires from 2015 to 2019.

Kia Magentis

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Magentis tires from 2001 to 2010.

Kia Niro EV

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Niro EV tires from 2019 to 2019.

Kia Optima

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Optima tires from 2001 to 2020.

Kia Rio

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Rio tires from 2001 to 2020.

Kia Rio5

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Rio5 tires from 2006 to 2011.

Kia Rondo

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Rondo tires from 2007 to 2017.

Kia Sephia

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Sephia tires from 1994 to 2001.

Kia Soul

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Soul tires from 2010 to 2020.

Kia Soul EV

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Soul EV tires from 2015 to 2020.

Kia Spectra

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Spectra tires from 2000 to 2009.

Kia Spectra5

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Spectra5 tires from 2005 to 2009.

Kia Stinger

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Stinger tires from 2018 to 2019.

Kia Minivan Tire Pressure

Kia has 1 minivan model built from 2002 to 2020 with a recommended tire pressure around 35 psi.

Kia Sedona

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Sedona tires from 2002 to 2020.

Kia SUV Tire Pressure

Kia has 5 sport utility vehicle models built from 1995 to 2020 with a recommended tire pressure around 26 to 36 psi.

Kia Borrego

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Borrego tires from 2009 to 2011.

Kia Niro

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Niro tires from 2017 to 2019.

Kia Sorento

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Sorento tires from 2003 to 2019.

Kia Sportage

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Sportage tires from 1995 to 2020.

Kia Telluride

Recommended tire pressure for Kia Telluride tires from 2020 to 2020.

Recommended Kia Tire Pressure by Year