Kia Soul: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2023 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) 2020-2023 Owners Manual: Rocking the vehicle


If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth between 1st (First) and R (Reverse) in vehicles equipped with a manual transaxle. Do not race the engine, and ...

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2023 Owners Manual: DCT warning messages


This warning message is displayed when vehicle is driven slowly on a grade and the vehicle detects that the brake pedal is not applied. Steep grade Driving up hills or on steep grades: To hold the vehicle on an incline use the foot brake or the parking brake. When in stop-and-go traffic on an incline, ...

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