Kia Sportage: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive.

Each of these factors affects how many miles (kilometers) you can get from a gallon (liter) of fuel.To operate your vehicle as economically as possible, use the following driving suggestions to help save money in both fuel and repairs:

Keeping a vehicle in good operating condition is important both for economy and safety. Therefore, have an authorized Kia dealer perform scheduled inspections and maintenance.

WARNING - Engine off during motion

Never turn the engine off to coast down hills or anytime the vehicle is in motion. The power steering and power brakes will not function properly without the engine running. In addition, turning off the ignition while driving could engage the steering wheel lock resulting in loss of vehicle steering. Keep the engine on and downshift to an appropriate gear for an engine braking effect.

Conditions that cause missed warnings and false warnings
The lane is not visible due to snow, rain, debris, puddles or other environmental conditions. The brightness outside changes suddenly such as when entering/exiting a tunnel. The headlight ...

Special driving conditions
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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Heated steering wheel


With the ignition switch in the ON position, pressing the heated steering wheel button warms the steering wheel. The indicator on the button will illuminate. To turn the heated steering wheel off, press the button once again. The indicator on the button will turn off. WARNING If the steerin ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) Owners Manual: Underbody maintenance


Road salt and other corrosive chemicals are used in cold weather states to melt snow and prevent ice accumulation. If these chemicals are not regularly removed, they will corrode the vehicle underbody and over time damage fuel lines, the fuel tank retention system, the vehicle suspension, the ...

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