Kia Sportage: All wheel drive (AWD) / Tight corner brake effect

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / All wheel drive (AWD) / Tight corner brake effect

✽ NOTICE - AWD

When turning sharply on a paved road at low speed while in all wheel drive, steering control will be difficult.

Tight corner brake effect is a unique characteristic of all wheel drive vehicles caused by the difference in tire rotation at the four wheels and the zero-degree alignment of the front wheels and suspension.

Sharp turns at low speeds should be carried out with caution.

All wheel drive (AWD)
■ Type A \ ■ Type B Engine power can be delivered to all front and rear wheels for maximum traction. AWD is useful when extra traction is required on road, such as, when driving on slippe ...

All Wheel Drive (AWD) transfer mode selection
✽ NOTICE When driving on normal roads, deactivate the AWD LOCK mode by pushing the AWD LOCK button (the indicator light goes off). Driving on normal roads with AWD LOCK mode(especially, ...

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