Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Drive mode integrated control system

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Drive mode integrated control system

■ Type A

■ Type B

■ Type C

The drive mode may be selected according to the driver’s preference or road condition.

The mode changes whenever the DRIVE MODE button is pressed.

ECO mode (Active ECO)

Active ECO helps improve fuel efficiency by controlling certain engine and transaxle system operating parameters. Fuel efficiency depends on the driver's driving habit and road condition.

When Active ECO is activated:

The above situations are normal conditions when the Active Eco System is activated to improve fuel efficiency.

Limitation of Active ECO operation:

If the following conditions occur while Active ECO is operating, the system operation is limited even though there is no change in the ECO indicator.

SPORT mode

SPORT mode focuses on dynamic driving by automatically adjusting the steering wheel, engine and transaxle system.

✽ NOTICE

In Sport drive mode, the fuel efficiency may decrease.

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