Kia Sportage: Moving up a steep grade from a standing start - Good driving practices - Automatic transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Moving up a steep grade from a standing start

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Automatic transaxle / Good driving practices / Moving up a steep grade from a standing start

To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and release the parking brake. Depress the accelerator gradually while releasing the service brakes.

When accelerating from a stop on a steep hill, the vehicle may have a tendency to roll backwards. Shifting the shift lever into 2 (Second Gear) will help prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards.

Good driving practices
Never move the gear shift lever from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal depressed. Never move the gear shift lever into P (Park) when the vehicle is in mo ...

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-cover ...

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Special Service Tools
Special Service Tools Tool Name / NumberIllustrationDescriptionEngine support fixture (bar)09200-3N000Used for holding engine assembly when removing / installing transaxleUsed with the supporter ...

Bright-metal maintenance
To remove road tar and insects, use a tar remover, not a scraper or other sharp object. To protect the surfaces of brightmetal parts from corrosion, apply a coating of wax or chrome preserv ...

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