Posted on May 31, 2023
Kia’s constant focus on delivering the best driving experience goes a step ahead with introducing different drive modes. However, if you’re not sure how these drive modes work, then it’s time to understand what they represent and how you can use them to your benefit.
As the name suggests, the Eco Mode helps you save on fuel costs. This mode is accessible by shifting your transmission to achieve a lower RPM. Of course, higher performance will require a higher RPM which will burn more fuel, but the Eco Mode helps save fuel smartly by turning off the engine when idle and starting when the car begins to go in motion.
If you enjoy speed (as long as you’re careful), the Sport Mode is something you’ll enjoy. It boosts performance by shifting the car to a higher RPM. While this mode is not the most fuel-efficient, it will give you the thrills of fast travel.
If you know the difference between a soft and hard suspension and what a stiff suspension feels like on bumpy roads, you will enjoy driving in Comfort Mode. This mode comforts and softens the suspension to absorb the pressure. This helps provide smoother acceleration and comfortable travel.
While this mode isn’t available will all Kia models, it’s something you might want to consider with your next Kia purchase. First, the mode identifies your driving style and road conditions. Then, it automatically optimizes various systems in the car, including your suspension and speed, to switch from any of the other modes for a more efficient drive.
If you’re in Canada, you know how important a Snow Mode can be. When that blanket of snow covers the road, it can get challenging to get a good grip, and that’s where the Snow Mode optimizes the traction control, along with the power distribution, to deliver a better grip.
The Kia Sportage, Sorento, K5, Seltos, and Soul come with the Eco and Sport Mode. The Kia Telluride has Sport, Comfort, Eco, and Snow Mode. The Kia Stringer is the only car with all modes and an additional custom mode, which you can use to create your drive mode based on your preferences.
Now that you know the inner workings of Kia driving modes, take your one for a spin, make the most of it, and enjoy travelling like never before. If you don’t own a Kia yet, check out your favourite Kia model at Eastside Kia in Calgary and enjoy your latest dream car.
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