KIA Niro: Economical operation (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

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:

  • Drive smoothly.
  • Drive at a moderate speed.
  • Take care of your tires.
  • Be sure that the wheels are aligned correctly.
  • Maintain your vehicle in accordance with the maintenance schedule.
  • Don't carry unnecessary weight in your vehicle.
  • Don't let the engine idle longer than necessary.
  • Don't "lug" or "over-rev" the engine.
  • Don't open the windows at high speeds.
  • Slow down when driving in crosswinds and headwinds.


Never turn off the vehicle to coast down hills or anytime the vehicle is in motion.

The power steering and power brakes will not function properly with turning off the vehicle. In addition, turning off the vehicle while driving could make the steering wheel heavy due to the power steering system not operating, turn the steering wheel stronger than usual.


     Special driving conditions

     Hazardous driving conditions

    If driving conditions deteriorate due to poor weather or road conditions, you should pay even more attention than usual. When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these su

     Rocking the vehicle

    If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and any forward gear. Do not


     Using the smart key (Kia NIRO Hybrid)

    Lock button Unlock button Tailgate unlock/open button (if equipped) Remote start button (if equipped) Remote Start Parking Assist (Forward) button (if equipped) Remote Start Parking Assist (Backward) button (if equipped) Ope

     Seat Heater

    Front Seat Heater Seat heater unit (Assist seat only) Front seat back heater Front seat cushion heater Front Seat Heater (Air Ventilation) Air ventilation seat unit (Assist seat only) Front seat back heater Front seat cushi