Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive.

Each of these factors affects how many kilometers (miles) you can get from a liter (gallon) of fuel.To operate your vehicle as economically as possible, use the following driving suggestions to help save money in both fuel and repairs:

Keeping a vehicle in good operating condition is important both for economy and safety. Therefore, have an authorized Kia dealer perform scheduled inspections and maintenance.

WARNING - Engine off during motion

Never turn the engine off to coast down hills or anytime the vehicle is in motion. The power steering and power brakes will not function properly without the engine running. In addition, turning off the ignition while driving could engage the steering wheel lock resulting in loss of vehicle steering. Keep the engine on and downshift to an appropriate gear for an engine braking effect.

System malfunction
When the “Check System” warning message appears, the system is not working properly. In this case, take your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer and have the system checked. WARNING The ...

Special driving conditions
Hazardous driving conditions When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions: Drive cautiously and allow extr ...

Other information:

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Seat belts - Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system with combination locking retractor


To fasten your seat belt: Combination retractor type seat belts are installed in the rear seat positions to help accommodate the installation of child restraint systems. Although a combination retractor is also installed in the front passenger seat position, it is strongly recommended that ch ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual: Front Seat Assembly


Components and components location Component Location 1. Front seat assembly Repair procedures Replacement    • When removing with a flat-tip scr ...

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