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

Kia Cadenza YG 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Drive mode integrated control system

DRIVE mode

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.

If it is in ECO mode, ECO mode will be set when the engine is restarted.

(However, if it is in SMART/COMFORT/ SPORT mode, the driving mode will be set to COMFORT mode when the engine is restarted.)

SMART mode

SMART mode selects the proper driving mode among ECO, COMFORT and SPORT by judging the driver's driving habits (i.e. mild or dynamic) from the brake pedal depression or the steering wheel operation.

✽ NOTICE

Various driving situations, which you may encounter in SMART mode

Limitation of SMART mode

The SMART mode may be limited in following situations. (The OFF indicator illuminates in those situations.)

SPORT mode

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

✽ NOTICE

In Sport drive mode, the fuel efficiency may decrease.

ECO mode

When the Drive Mode is set to ECO mode, the engine and transmission control logic are changed to maximize fuel efficiency.

✽ NOTICE

Fuel efficiency depends on the driver's driving habit and road condition.

When ECO mode is activated:

The above situations are comfort conditions when ECO mode is activated to improve fuel efficiency.

Limitation of ECO mode operation:

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

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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
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