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: Repair procedures
Service Adjustment procedure Steering Wheel Play Inspection 1. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels are facing straight ahead. 2. Measure the distance that the steering wheel can be turned without moving the front wheels. ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Automatic heating and air conditioning
1. Press the AUTO button. The modes, fan speeds, air intake and air-conditioning will be controlled automatically according to the temperature setting. 2. Turn the temperature control knob to the desired temperature. ✽ NOTICE To turn the automatic operation off, select any button or sw ...

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