Kia Niro: 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 (gallon) 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, we recommend that the system be serviced by an authorized Kia dealer.

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 (if equipped) resulting in loss of vehicle steering which could cause serious injury or death.

Driver's Attention
The driver must be cautious in the below situations, because the system may not detect other vehicles or objects in certain circumstances. - The vehicle drives on a curved road or through a tollgat ...

Special driving conditions
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Other information:

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: High voltage shut-off procedures
High Voltage Shut-off Procedures    • Be sure to read and follow the “General Safety Information and Caution” before doing any work related with the high voltage system. Failure t ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Side air bag
Your vehicle is equipped with a side air bag in each front seat. The purpose of the air bag is to provide the vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that offered by the seat belt alone. The side air bags are designed to deploy during certain side-impa ...

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