Kia Sportage: Four wheel drive (4WD) - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Four wheel drive (4WD)

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Four wheel drive (4WD)

Engine power can be delivered to all front and rear wheels for maximum traction. 4WD is useful when extra traction is required on road, such as, when driving on slippery, muddy, wet, or snow-covered roads. These vehicles are not designed for challenging off-road use. Occasional off-road use such as established unpaved roads and trails are OK. It is always important when traveling off-highway that the driver carefully reduces the speed to a level that does not exceed the safe operating speed for those conditions. In general, off-road conditions provide less traction and braking effectiveness than normal road conditions. The driver must be especially alert to avoid driving on slopes which tilt the vehicle to either side.

These factors must be carefully considered when driving off-road.Keeping the vehicle in contact with the driving surface and under control in these conditions is always the driver's responsibility for the safety of him/herself and his or her passengers.

WARNING - Off road driving

Do no attempt to operate you vehicle under extreme or challenging off road driving condition. Although this vehicle has off-road capability, it was not designed to be driven off road.

If the 4WD system warning light () illuminates, this indicates that there is a malfunction in the 4WD system.

If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

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