Kia Lug Pattern Guide

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Nick Kunze
Updated on Jun 15, 2022 · 4 min read
While most
Kia's
have a lug pattern of 5x4.5, some years and models can vary. You can find this information below, or you can measure it yourself with a ruler when it is time to get new rims for your ride. 
Kia's are known to be excellent family cars and between school, sports, and weekend activities, your Kia has seen more than its fair share of the road. Checking the lug pattern is the first step when it's time to change your rims or tires. 
However, what is a lug pattern? And how do you learn what your Kia's pattern is? Check out this guide, created by
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Why you should know your Kia’s lug pattern

Your Kia’s lug pattern (or bolt pattern) indicates both the number of lug holes and the spacing between them on your Kia’s wheels. 
A lug pattern consists of two numbers: the first indicates the number of lug holes, while the second tells you the diameter of the circle formed by those holes. For example, a 5x5 lug pattern would be a wheel with five lugs that create a five-inch circle.
If you are changing the tires on your Kia yourself, you will need to know your lug pattern before getting started. 

Kia lug pattern guide

The table below lays out the wheel specification of some of the most popular Kia brands throughout the years, with information on wheel size, lug pattern, offset, stud size, and hub/center bore measurements. 
Look for your own Kia model below to learn how to replace the rims.
Model
OEM wheel size
Lug pattern (inches)
Offset
Stud size
Hub/center bore
2010-2012, 2018-2021 Kia Forte
15"-19"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2013-2016
Kia Forte
16"-19"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2010-2022
Kia Soul
15"-20"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2001-2005
Kia Optima
15"-18"
4x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2006-2009 Kia Optima
16"-20"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2010-2020 Kia Optima
16"-20"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2003-2009
Kia Sorento
16"-22"
5x5.5"
H
12x1.5
95.3
2011-2022 Kia Sorento
17"-22"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
1999-2002
Kia Sportage
15"-16"
5x5.5"
S
12x1.5
95.3
2005-201 Kia Sportage
16"-20"
5x4.5"
S
12x1.5
67.1
2017-2020 Kia Sportage
16"-22"
5x4.5"
S
12x1.5
67.1
2021-2022 Kia Sportage
17"-19"
5x4.5"
S
12x1.5
67.1
2020-2022
Kia Telluride
18"-20"
5x4.5"
--
12x1.5
67.1
15"-20"
5x4.5"
--
12x1.5
73.1
2017-2018 Kia Niro
15"-20"
5x4.5"
--
12x1.5
73.1
2021-2022 Kia Niro
16"-18"
5x4.5"
--
12x1.5
67.1
2018-2022
Kia Stinger
18"-19"
5x4.5"
--
12x1.5
67.1
2002-2005
Kia Sedona
16"-21"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
64.1
2006-2014 Kia Sedona
16"-20"
6x5.5"
H
12x1.5
92.5
2015-2018 Kia Sedona
17"-22"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2021 Kia Sedona
17"-18"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2001-2011
Kia Rio
14"-17"
4x3.94"
H
12x1.5
54.1
2012-2020 Kia Rio
15"-18"
4x3.94"
H
12x1.5
54.1
2021-2022 Kia Rio
15"
4x3.94"
H
12x1.5
54.1
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Lug pattern terminology 101

All the terms and numbers above might be a little overwhelming for those new to
car maintenance
. Thankfully, the whole thing is pretty simple. Here's a breakdown of the key terminology associated with lug patterns.
OEM wheel size: This is the diameter of your Kia’s original wheels (OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer). You’ll need to match this size if you’re installing new rims.
Lug pattern: Also known as the bolt pattern, it explains how many lug holes there are and the space between them on your wheel.
Offset: The offset of a wheel is the distance between the mounting surface and the center of the rim. A positive offset indicates the wheels are pulled toward the car, while a negative offset means they stick out.  
Stud size: Stud size is written as diameters by threads per inch (example: 1/2x20). For metric measurements, it is written as stud diameter x distance between threads (example: 14mm x 1.50). 
Center bore: This is the opening that centers the wheel on the hub. Again, there are multiple possible center bore sizes, so be sure to know this number.

How to measure your Kia’s lug pattern

If your Kia isn’t listed above, don’t fret! You can measure your Kia’s lug pattern on your own. All you need is a ruler or measuring tape.
First, count the lugs. This will give you the first number of your Kia’s lug pattern.
Next, you’ll need to measure the diameter of the lug pattern. Start at the outer edge of one of the lug holes and measure directly across the circle. For a five-bolt pattern, you’ll need to measure to the center of the nearest lug hole. That’s your diameter.
If the diameter was 4.5 inches and the Kia had 5 lug holes, that means your lug pattern is 5x4.5.

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FAQ

To find the number of lug holes, you need to count how many lugs are on your Kia’s tire.

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