Engine Kia A5D

The 1.5-liter Kia A5D engine was assembled at an enterprise in South Korea from 1999 to 2005 and was installed on the Rio model, a similar S5D engine was installed on the Asian version of the Spectra. This unit was a hybrid of two Mazda engines: a block from the Z5-DE, a cylinder head from the B5-DE.

Kia engines of its own design: A3E, A5D, BFD, S5D, A6D, S6D, T8D, FED, FEE.


Production years 1999-2005
Displacement, cc 1493
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 98 – 108
Torque output, Nm 135 – 140
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 75.5
Piston stroke, mm 83.4
Compression ratio 9.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Rio 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~230 000
Weight, kg 131.7

The engine was installed on:

  • Kia Rio 1 (DC) in 1999 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the Kia A5D engine

  • This is a reliable, but not the most resourceful unit and most of its problems are from wear;
  • The timing belt serves very little, sometimes less than 50,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • Closer to 200,000 km, oil consumption often appears due to wear of rings and caps;
  • From cheap grease, the oil pump pressure relief valve often jams here;
  • The weak points of the engine also include the ignition system: candles, coils and their wiring.

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