Kia Sportage: Smart Cruise Control display and control

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Smart Cruise Control (SCC) / Smart Cruise Control display and control

Basic function

You can see the status of Smart Cruise Control operation in the Driving Assist mode on the cluster. Refer to "Instrument cluster"

Smart Cruise Control will be displayed as below depending on the status of the function.

  • When operating
  1. Whether there is a vehicle ahead and the selected distance level are displayed.
  2. Set speed is displayed.
  3. Whether there is a vehicle ahead and the selected target distance are displayed.
  • When temporarily canceled
  1. (tocruise) indicator is displayed.
  2. The previous set speed is shaded.


  • The distance of the front vehicle on the cluster is displayed according to the actual distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead.
  • The target distance may vary according to the vehicle speed and the set distance level. If vehicle speed is low, even though the vehicle distance have changed, the change of the target vehicle distance may be small.

To temporarily accelerate

To temporarily accelerate

If you want to speed up temporarily without altering the set speed while Smart Cruise Control is operating, depress the accelerator pedal. While the accelerator pedal is depressed, the set speed, distance level and target distance will blink on the cluster.

However, if the accelerator pedal is depressed insufficiently, the vehicle may decelerate.


Be careful when accelerating temporarily, because the speed and distance is not controlled automatically even if there is a vehicle in front of you.

Smart Cruise Control temporarily canceled

Smart Cruise Control temporarily canceled

A: Smart Cruise Control deactivated

Smart Cruise Control will be temporarily canceled automatically when:

  • The vehicle speed is above 120 mph (190 km/h)
  • The vehicle is stopped for a certain period of time
  • The accelerator pedal is continuously depressed for a certain period of time
  • The conditions for Smart Cruise Control to operate is not satisfied

If Smart Cruise Control is temporarily canceled automatically, a warning message will appear on the cluster, and an audible warning will sound to warn the driver.


If Smart Cruise Control is automatically canceled temporarily when the vehicle is stopped, the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) may be applied.


When Smart Cruise Control is temporarily canceled, distance with the front vehicle will not be maintained. Always have your eyes on the road while driving, and if necessary, depress the brake pedal to reduce your driving speed in order to maintain a safe distance.


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