Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 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 2019-2021 Owner's Manual: High beam operation


To turn on the high beam headlamp, push the lever away from you. The lever will return to its original position. To turn off the high beam headlamps, pull the lever towards you. It will return to the normal (low beam) position when released. The high beam indicator will light when the headli ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual: ESC operation off


ESC OFF state There are 2 types of ESC OFF states; Traction Control disabled and Traction & Stability Control disabled. If the ignition is turned off when ESC is off, ESC remains off. Upon restarting the engine, the ESC will automatically turn on again. • ESC off state 1 To cancel ...

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