Kia Sportage: Drive mode integrated control system
The drive mode may be selected according
to the driver's preference or road
The Drive mode is activated by turning
If there is a problem with the instrument
cluster, the drive mode will be in NORMAL
mode and may not change to
The mode changes when you toggle the
DRIVE MODE button.
When NORMAL mode is selected, it is
not displayed on the instrument cluster.
- SMART mode:
SMART mode automatically adjusts
the driving mode in accordance with
the driver's driving habits.
- SPORT mode:
SPORT mode provides sporty but firm
- NORMAL mode:
NORMAL mode provides soft driving
and comfortable riding.
The drive mode will change to NORMAL
mode when the engine is restarted.
However, except when it is in SMART
mode. SMART mode will be maintained,
as selected when the engine is restarted.
When changing the drive mode setting,
the responsiveness of the Smart Cruise
Control changes. (If equipped)
SMART mode selects the proper driving
mode among NORMAL, and SPORT by
judging the driver's driving habits (i.e.,
Economic or Aggressive (Sportive)) from
the brake pedal depression or the steering
- Toggle the DRIVE MODE button to
select SMART mode. When SMART
mode is selected, the indicator
appears on the instrument cluster.
- SMART mode automatically controls
the vehicle driving, such as gear shifting
patterns and engine torque, in
accordance with the driver's driving
When you dynamically drive the vehicle
in SMART mode by abruptly decelerating
or sharply turning the driving mode
changes to SPORT mode. However, it
may adversely affect fuel economy.
Various driving situations, which
you may encounter in SMART
Limitation of SMART mode
The SMART mode may be limited in following
situations. (The OFF indicator
appears in those situations.)
SPORT mode manages the driving
dynamics by automatically adjusting the
steering effort, the engine and transmission
control logic for enhanced driver
- When SPORT mode is selected by
using the DRIVE MODE button, the
SPORT indicator will appear.
- Whenever the engine is restarted, the
Drive Mode will revert back to NORMAL
mode. If SPORT mode is desired,
re-select SPORT mode from the
DRIVE MODE button.
- When SPORT mode is activated:
- The engine rpm will tend to remain
raised over a certain length of time
even after releasing the accelerator
- Upshifts are delayed when accelerating
In SPORT mode, the fuel efficiency may
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist is
designed to help detect and monitor the
vehicle ahead or help detect a pedestrian
or cyclist in the roadway and warn
the driver that a collision is imminent
with a warning message and an audible
With the vehicle on, select Settings?
Driver Assistance ? Forward Safety
from the User Settings menu or select
Settings ?Vehicle ?Driver Assi
The basic function for Forward Collision-
Avoidance Assist is warned and controlled
by the following level.
Stopping vehicle and ending brake
Components and Components Location
[Driver Seat / Assist Seat]
1. Remove the seat back cover and cushion cover.
(Refer to the BD group - "Front seat")
Description and Operation
The Seat Belt Pretensioners (BPT) are installed inside Center Pillar (LH &
RH). When a vehicle crashes with a
certain degree of frontal impact, the pretensioner seat belt helps to reduce the