Kia Sportage: Special driving conditions / Smooth cornering

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions / Smooth cornering

Avoid braking or gear changing in corners, especially when roads are wet. Ideally, corners should always be taken under gentle acceleration. If you follow these suggestions, tire wear will be held to a minimum.

Rocking the vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth betwe ...

Driving at night
Because night driving presents more hazards than driving in the daylight, here are some important tips to remember: Slow down and keep more distance between you and other vehicles, as it ma ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: AUTO HOLD


The Auto Hold maintains the vehicle in a standstill even though the brake pedal is not depressed after the driver brings the vehicle to a complete stop by depressing the brake pedal. 1.Depress the brake pedal, start the engine and then press the Auto Hold button. The white AUTO HOLD indicat ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual: Direct Electro Hydraulic Actuator Coupling Description and operation


Description 4WD ECU processes signals from various sensors and determines the current road and driving conditions. The ECU then utilizes this information to implement precision control over the 4WD coupling's multi-plate clutch and variably adjust the amount of torque d ...

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