Kia Sportage: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) 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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Other information:

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual: Description and operation


Description EPS (Electric power steering, Column assist type) system is an engine operation independent steering system that uses an electric motor to assist the steering force. EPS control module controls the motor operation according to information received from each ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual: Repair procedures


General Inspection Before and after servicing the EPS system, perform the troubleshooting and test procedure as follows. Compare the system condition with normal condition in the table below and if abnormal symptom is detected, perform necessary remedy and inspection. ...

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