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.

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