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 (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Recognizing pedestrians
- The pedestrian is not fully captured by the camera sensor, or the pedestrian does not walk in the upright position. - The pedestrian moves very fast. - The pedestrian abruptly appears in front. - The pedestrian wears clothes in the color similar to the background. - The outside is too bright ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Recommended cold tire inflation pressures
All tire pressures (including the spare) should be checked when the tires are cold. “Cold Tires” means the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours or driven less than 1.6 km (one mile). Recommended pressures must be maintained for the best ride, top vehicle handling, and mini ...

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