Kia Soul: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 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 of fuel. To operate your vehicle as economically as possible, use the following driving suggestions to help save money in both fuel and repairs:

Keeping a vehicle in good operating condition is important both for economy and safety. Therefore, have the system serviced by a professional workshop.

Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

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. Instead, keep the engine on and downshift to an appropriate gear for engine braking effect. In addition, turning off the ignition while driving could engage the steering wheel lock resulting in loss of vehicle steering which could cause serious injury or death.

Drive mode integrated control system
The drive mode may be selected according to the driver's preference or road condition. The mode changes whenever the DRIVE MODE button is pressed. NORMAL mode : NORMAL mode provides soft driving and ...

Special driving conditions
Hazardous driving conditions When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions: Drive cautiously and allow extra distance ...

Other information:

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual: On inclines


During uphill or downhill driving, Smart Cruise Control system may not detect a moving vehicle in your lane, and cause your vehicle to accelerate to the set speed. Also, the vehicle speed will rapidly down when the vehicle ahead is recognized suddenly. Select the appropriate set speed on inclines and ...

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual: Air bag inflation conditions


Front air bags Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the intensity, speed or angles of impact of the front collision. ❈ The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration. Side and curtain air bags (if equipped) Side and/or curtain air bags are ...

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