Kia Soul: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2024 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) 2020-2024 Owners Manual: Cigarette lighter


For the cigarette lighter to work, the ignition switch must be in the ACC position or the ON position. To use the cigarette lighter, push it all the way into its socket. When the element has heated, the lighter will pop out to the “ready” position. Kia recommends to use parts for replacement from ...

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2024 Owners Manual: Passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch


The passenger’s front air bag can be deactivated by the passenger’s front air bag ON/OFF switch if a child restraint is installed on the front passenger's seat or if the front passenger's seat is unoccupied by a person. To ensure the safety of your child, the passenger’s front air bag ...

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