Kia Sportage: Vehicle handling instructions - Introduction - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: Vehicle handling instructions

As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover. Specific design characteristics (higher ground clearance, track, etc.) give this vehicle a higher center of gravity than other types of vehicles. In other words they are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional 2-wheel drive vehicles. Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. Again, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover. Be sure to read the “onpavement” and “off-road” driving guidelines, in section 5 of this manual.

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    Exterior mirrors
    Exterior mirrors 1. Mirror selector switches. Press to select the left or right mirror. 2. Mirror adjustment switch. Move up/down/left or right to adjust the mirror glass. 3. Press both select ...

    Flat tire
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    Steering wheel icons
    Connect. Press and release to send or accept a call or to access the last 10 dialled list. Press and hold to access the phonebook. Disconnect. Use to end or reject a call. Voice control t ...