Kia Sportage: Feature of Seat Leather

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Seat / Feature of Seat Leather

Feature of Seat Leather

Front seat

  1. Sliding: Forward and Backward
  2. Reclining: Back angle
  3. Seat cushion height
  4. Seat cushion tilt
  5. Lumbar support*
  6. Driver position memory system*
  7. Headrest

Rear seat

  1. Seat back folding
  2. Armrest
  3. Headrest
  4. Seatback folding*

* : if equipped


Loose objects

Loose objects in the driver's foot area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly causing an accident.

Do not place anything under the front seats.


Uprighting seat

Do not press the release lever on a manual seatback without holding and controlling the seatback. The seatback will spring upright, possibly impacting you or other passengers.


Driver responsibility for passengers

The driver must advise the passengers to keep the seatback in an upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion. If a seat is reclined during an accident, the restraint system's ability to restrain the passenger will be greatly reduced.


Seat cushion

Occupants should never sit on aftermarket seat cushions or sitting cushions. The passenger Occupant Detection System may not operate properly, or the passenger's hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt during an accident or a sudden stop.


Driver's seat

  • Never attempt to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control of your vehicle.
  • Do not allow anything to interfere with the normal position of the seatback.

    For example, storing items against the seatback could result in serious or fatal injury in a sudden stop or collision.

  • Sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel while still maintaining comfortable control of the your vehicle.

    A distance of at least 10 in (25 cm) from your chest to the steering wheel is recommended. Failure to do so can result in air bag inflation injuries to the driver.


Rear seatbacks

Always lock the rear seatback before driving. Failure to do so could result in passengers or objects being thrown forward, injuring vehicle occupants.


Unexpected Seat Movement

After adjusting a manual seat, always check that it is locked by shifting your weight to the front and to the back. Sudden or unexpected movement of the driver's seat could cause you to lose control of the vehicle.


Seat adjustment

  • Do not adjust the seat while wearing seat belts. Moving the seat forward will cause strong pressure on the abdomen.
  • Do not place your hand near the seat bottom or seat track while adjusting the seat. Your hand could get caught in the seat mechanism.


Luggage and Cargo

Do not stack or pile luggage or cargo higher than the seatback in the cargo area. In an accident the cargo could strike and injure a passenger. If objects are large, heavy or must be piled, they must be secured in the cargo area.


Cargo Area

Do not allow passengers to ride in the cargo area under any circumstance. The cargo area is solely for the purpose of transporting luggage or cargo.


Small Objects

Use extreme caution when picking up small objects trapped under the seats or between the seat and the center console.

Your hands might be cut or injured by the sharp edges of the seats mechanism.

Feature of Seat Leather

  • Our car seats are upholstered with a combination of artificial and genuine leather. The genuine leather is made from the outer skin of an animal, which goes through a special process to be available for use. Since it is a natural substance, each part differs in thickness or density. Also, wrinkles could appear depending on the temperature and humidity.
  • The seat cover is made of stretchable material to improve comfort of passengers.
  • The parts contacting the body are curved and the side supporting area is high which provides driving comfort and stability.


  • Belts with metallic accessories, zippers or keys inside the back pocket may damage the seat fabric.
  • Make sure not to wet the seat. It may change the leather.
  • Jeans or clothes which could bleach may contaminate the surface of the seat covering fabric.


Wrinkles or abrasions may appear naturally from usage. It is not a fault of product.

Wrinkles or abrasions are not covered by warranty.

Infotainment system

Infotainment system

Select Setting ? Vehicle ? Seat from the Settings menu in the infotainment system screen, you may use various convenience functions.

  • Seat position change alert: When the seat position changes, details of the change are shown with a seat image.
  • Seat Easy Access
  • Seat Slide Easy Access (fwd/awd) access (Normal/Extended/Off) the seat automatically moves when the driver enters or leaves the vehicle may be selected.

For detailed information, refer to the separately supplied infotainment system manual.

* The information provided may differ according to which functions are applicable to your vehicle.


     Front seat adjustment for manual seat

    The front seat can be adjusted by using the control levers located on the outside of the seat cushion. Moving forward and backward Adjust the seat before driving, and make sure the seat is locked

     Front seat adjustment for power seat

    The front seat can be adjusted by using the control switches located on the outside of the seat cushion. Before driving, adjust the seat to the proper position so you can easily control the ste

     Headrest for front seat

    The driver's and front passenger's seats are equipped with a headrest for the occupant's safety and comfort. The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and front passeng


     Snow tires

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     For safe All Wheel Drive (AWD) operation

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