Kia Sportage: Automatic transmission (Shift Lever)
Depress the brake pedal and the
unlock button when shifting.
Press the unlock button when
The shift lever can be shifted
Automatic transmission operation
The automatic transmission has 8 forward
speeds and one reverse sp
Paddle shifter (if equipped)
The paddle shift function is available
when the shift lever is in the D (Drive)
position or the manual mode.
With the shift lever in the D position
Pull the [+] or [-] paddle shifter once to
shift up or down one
Never move the shift lever f r om P
(Park) or N (Neutral) to any other
position with the accelerator pedal
Never move the shift lever into P
(Park) when the vehicle is in motion.
Be sure the vehicle is completely
A vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack
causing serious injury or death to you or
those nearby. Take the following safety
Never place any portion of your body
under a vehicle that is supported by a
The wheels on your vehicle were
aligned and balanced carefully at
the factory to give you the longest
tire life and best overall performance.
If you notice unusual tire wear or
your vehicle pulling one way or the
other, the alignment may need