Engine Kia FEE

The 2.0-liter 8-valve Kia FEE or FE-SOHC engine was produced from 1994 to 2003 and was massively installed only on the Sportage crossover, but is also sometimes found on the Clarus model. This power unit is essentially one of the varieties of the popular Mazda FE engine.

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


Production years 1994-2003
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 95
Torque output, Nm 157
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 8.6
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Sportage 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 153.8

The engine was installed on:

  • Kia Clarus 1 (FE) in 1995 – 2001;
  • Kia Sportage 1 (JA) in 1994 – 2003.

Disadvantages of the Kia FEE engine

  • This is a simple and reliable motor, but it gives the car a very moderate dynamics;
  • The engine has hydraulic lifters and they do not tolerate bad oil;
  • The timing belt can break even up to 50,000 km, however, when it breaks, the valves do not bend;
  • By a run of 200,000 km, an oil burner often appears due to the wear of rings and caps;
  • Also regularly there are failures in the ignition system or breakdown of the cylinder head gasket.

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