Kia Sportage: Smart Cruise Control operation

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Smart Cruise Control (SCC) / Smart Cruise Control operation

Operating conditions

Smart Cruise Control will operate when the following conditions are satisfied.

Basic function

  • The gear is in D (Drive)
  • The driver's door is closed
  • EPB (Electronic Parking Brake) is not applied
  • Your vehicle speed is within the operating speed range
  • When there is no vehicle in front: 5~110 mph (10~180 km/h)
  • when there is a vehicle in front: 0~110 mph (0~180 km/h)
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) or ABS is on
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) or ABS is not controlling the vehicle
  • Engine is not running at high RPM
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist brake control is not operating


When stopped behind another vehicle, the driver can turn on Smart Cruise Control while the brake pedal is depressed.

Overtaking Acceleration Assist

Overtaking Acceleration Assist will operate when the turn signal indicator is turned on to the left while Smart Cruise Control is operating, and the following conditions are satisfied:

  • Your vehicle speed is above 40 mph (60 km/h)
  • The hazard warning flasher is off
  • A vehicle is detected in front of your vehicle
  • Deceleration is not needed to maintain distance with the vehicle in front


  • When the turn signal indicator is turned on to the left while there is a vehicle ahead, the vehicle may accelerate temporarily. Pay attention to the road conditions at all times.
  • Regardless of your country's driving direction, Overtaking Acceleration Assist will operate when the conditions are satisfied. When using the function in countries with different driving direction, always check the road conditions at all times.


     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.

     Smart Cruise Control conditions not satisfied

    A: Smart Cruise Control conditions not met If the Driving Assist button, + switch, - switch or ( 3) switch is operated when Smart Cruise Control's operating conditions are not satisfied, a warning message will appear on the cluster, and

     Smart Cruise Control malfunction and limitations

    Smart Cruise Control malfunction A: Check Smart Cruise Control System When Smart Cruise Control is not working properly, a warning message will appear, and the ( ) warning light will appear on the cluster. Have Smart Cruise Control be in


     General Information, Specifications, Special Service Tools

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     Key positions

    Your vehicle is equipped with four different ignition positions. Illuminated ignition switch Whenever a front door is opened, the ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is not in the ON position.