Kia Rio: Driving your vehicle / Economical operation

Kia Rio 2017-2021 YB Owners 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 miles (kilometers) you can get from a gallon (liter) 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 engine braking effect.

Sport mode integrated control system
SPORT mode The sport mode may be selected according to the driver’s preference or road condition. The mode changes whenever the SPORT MODE button is pressed. ❈ When normal mode is selected, ...

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 Rio 2017-2021 YB Owners Manual: Windshield wipers


Operates as follows when the ignition switch is turned ON. MIST : For a single wiping cycle, push the lever upward and release it. The wipers will operate continuously if the lever is held in this position. OFF : Wiper is not in operation INT : Wiper operates intermittently at the same wiping i ...

Kia Rio 2017-2021 YB Owners Manual: Sunroof


If your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, you can slide or tilt your sunroof with the sunroof control lever located on the overhead console. The sunroof can only be opened, closed, or tilted when the ignition switch is in the ON position. CAUTION To prevent damage to the sunroof, periodic ...

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