Kia Sportage: Economical operation - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Economical operation

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL 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 kilometers (miles) you can get from a liter (gallon) of fuel.To operate your vehicle as economically as possible, use the following driving suggestions to help save money in both fuel and repairs:

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 engine braking effect.

Limitation of Active ECO operation
If the following conditions occur while Active ECO is operating, the system operation is limited even though there is no change in the ECO indicator. When the coolant temperature is low: The sys ...

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Special Service Tools
Special Service Tools ItemIllustrationApplicationFuel Pressure Gauge(09353-24100)Measuring the fuel line pressureFuel Pressure Gauge Adapter(09353-02100)Connection between the high pressure fuel ...

Tire care
For proper maintenance, safety, and maximum fuel economy, you must always maintain recommended tire inflation pressures and stay within the load limits and weight distribution recommended for your ...

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