Kia Sportage 2022 User Guide

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2022 Kia Sportage User Guide

The 2022 Kia Sportage is the newest version of Kia’s popular small SUV. It brings new style, speed, and technology to the market. The Sportage stands out on the road with its eye-catching appearance that includes Kia’s signature Tiger Nose grille and optional LED headlights. There are two powerful powertrains available: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. These engines make sure that the car is both fuel-efficient and fast. Inside, the Sportage has a modern and comfy cabin with an easy-to-use infotainment system that works with smartphones and a lot of high-tech safety features. In the competitive compact SUV market, the 2022 Kia Sportage offers a compelling package whether you’re looking for a practical everyday car or a flexible adventure partner.

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WARNING – California Proposition 65
“Operating, servicing, and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-road vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger­vehicle.”

Kia Sportage 2022 Introduction and Your Vehicle at a Glance User Guide

2022 Kia Sportage Your Vehicle At a Glance Introduction

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

We want to help you get the greatest possible driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual can assist you in many ways. We strongly recommend that you read the entire manual. In order to minimize the chance of death or injury, you must read the WARNING and CAUTION sections in the manual.
Illustrations complement the words in this manual to best explain how to enjoy your vehicle. By reading your manual, you will learn about features, important safety information, and driving tips under various road conditions.
The general layout of the manual is provided in the Table of Contents. Use the index when looking for a specific area or subject; it has an alphabetical listing of all information in your manual.
Sections: This manual has nine sections plus an index. Each section begins with a brief list of contents so you can tell at a glance if that section has the information you want.

You will find various WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTICEs in this manual. These WARNINGs were prepared to enhance your personal safety. You should carefully read and follow ALL procedures and recommendations provided in these WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTICEs.

WARNING
A WARNING indicates a situation in which harm, serious bodily injury or death could result if the warning is ignored.

CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a situation in which damage to your vehicle could result if the caution is
ignored.

NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates interesting or helpful information is being provided.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Important Safety Precautions and Seat Belts User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Safety Precautions and Seat Belts Instructions

Important safety precautions

You will find many safety precautions and recommendations throughout this section, and throughout this manual.
The safety precautions in this section are among the most important.

Always wear your seat belt
A seat belt is your best protection in all types of accidents. Airbags are designed to supplement seat belts, not replace them. So even though your vehicle is equipped with airbags, ALWAYS fasten your seat belt and make sure all of your passengers have properly fastened their seat belts or restraints before placing the vehicle in motion.

Restrain all children
All children under age 13 should ride in your vehicle properly restrained in a rear seat, not the front seat. Infants and small children should be restrained in an appropriate child restraint. Larger children should use a booster seat with the lap/shoulder belt until they can use the seat belt properly without a booster seat.

Airbag hazards
While airbags can save lives, they can also cause serious or fatal injuries to occupants who sit too close to them, or who are not properly restrained. Infants, young children, and shorter adults are at the greatest risk of being injured by an inflating airbag. Follow all instructions and warnings in this manual.

Driver distraction
Driver distraction presents a serious and potentially deadly danger, especially for inexperienced drivers. Safety should be the first concern when behind the wheel and drivers need to be aware of the wide array of potential distractions, such as drowsiness, reaching for objects, eating, personal grooming, other passengers, and using cellular phones. Drivers can become distracted when they take their eyes and attention off the road or their hands off the wheel to focus on activities other than driving. To reduce your risk of distraction or getting into an accident:

  • ALWAYS set up your mobile devices (i.e., MP3 players, phones, navigation units, etc.) when your vehicle is parked or safely stopped.
  •  ONLY use your mobile device when allowed by laws and when conditions permit safe use. NEVER text or email while driving. Most states have laws prohibiting drivers from texting. Some states and cities also prohibit drivers from using handheld phones.
  • NEVER let the use of a mobile device distract you from driving. You have a responsibility to your passengers and others on the road to always drive safely, with your hands on the wheel as well as your eyes and attention on the road.

Control your speed
Excessive speed is a major factor in crash injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher the speed, the greater the risk, but serious injuries can also occur at lower speeds. Never drive faster than is safe for current driving conditions, regardless of the maximum speed posted.

Keep your vehicle in a safe condition
Having a tire blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous. To reduce the possibility of such problems, check your tire pressures and conditions frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Child Restraint System (CRS) and Air Bag – Advanced Supplemental Restraint System User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Child Restraint and Air Bag Restraint System

Child Restraint System (CRS)

Infants and younger children must be restrained in an appropriate rear-facing or forward-facing Child Restraint System (CRS) that has first been properly secured to the rear seat of the vehicle.
Infants and younger children must be restrained in an appropriate rear-facing or forward-facing Child Restraint System (CRS) that has first been properly secured to the rear seat of the vehicle Please refer to your state or federal laws for child seating requirements in the operation of a motor vehicle.

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Children are always in the rear

Children under age 13 must always ride in the rear seats and must always be properly restrained to minimize the risk of injury in an accident, sudden stop or sudden maneuver.

WARNING
Restraint Location
Never install a child or infant seat on the front passenger’s seat. A child riding in the front passenger seat can be force-fully struck by an inflating airbag and get seriously injured.

WARNING
Hot Child Restraint
A Child Restraint System can become very hot if it is left in a closed vehicle on a sunny day. Be sure to check the seat cover, buckles and latches before placing a child in the restraint system.
According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats than in the front seat. Even with air bags, children can be seriously injured or killed. Children too large for a child restraint must use the seat belts provided.
All 50 states have child restraint laws which require children to travel in approved child restraint devices. The laws governing the age or height/weight restrictions at which seat belts can be used instead of child restraints differs among states, so you should be aware of the specific requirements in your state, and where you are traveling.
The CRS must be properly placed and installed in the rear seat. You must use a commercially available CRS that meets the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
A CRS is generally designed to be secured in a vehicle seat by lap belt por-tion of a lap/shoulder belt, or by a LATCH system in the rear seats of the vehicle.
Child Restraint System (CRS)
Infants and younger children must be restrained in an appropriate rear-facing or forward-facing CRS that has first been properly secured to the rear seat of the vehicle. Read and comply with the instructions for installation and use provided by the manufacturer of the CRS.
Child Restraint Installation
An improperly secured child restraint can increase the risk of serious injury or death in an accident. Always take the following precautions when using a Child Restraint System:

  • Always follow the Child Restraint System manufacturer’s instructions for
    installation and use.
  • Always properly restrain your child in the child restraint.
  • If the vehicle head restraint prevents proper installation of a child seat (as described in the Child Restraint System manual), the head restraint of the respective seating position shall be readjusted or entirely removed.
  • Do not use an infant carrier or a child safety seat that “hooks” over a seat-back as it may not provide adequate protection in an accident.
  • A child restraint in the centre seating position may also contact or push up against the safety belt buckles, which can damage the buckles and make them unusable or unsafe. Always check that the child restraint does not contact any of the safety belt buckles. Check the placement of the child restraint regularly to make sure that it has not shifted and come into contact with any of the safety belt buckles.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Keys and Immobilizer System User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Keys and Immobilizer System

Keys

Record your key number

The key code number is stamped on the key code tag attached to the key set. Should you lose your keys, this number will enable an authorized Kia dealer to duplicate the keys easily. Remove the key code tag and store it in a safe place. Also, record the key code number and keep it in a safe and handy place, but not in the vehicle.

WARNING
Aftermarket keys
Use only Kia original parts for the ignition key in your vehicle. If an aftermarket key is used, the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button may not return to ON after START. If this hap-pens, the starter will continue to operate causing possible fire due to excessive current in the wiring.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Theft-Alarm System and Door Locks User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Theft-Alarm System and Door Locks Guidelines

Theft-alarm system

This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the vehicle.
This system is operated in three stages:

  1. Armed stage
  2. Theft-alarm stage
  3. Disarmed stage
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If triggered, the system provides an audible alarm with blinking of the hazard warning lights.

CAUTION
Do not attempt to alter this system or add other devices to it.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Driver Position Memory System and Liftgate User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Driver Position, Memory System and Liftgate

Driver Position Memory System

The Driver Position Memory System is provided to store and recall the following memory settings with a simple button operation.

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  •  Driver’s seat position
  •  Outside rearview mirror position
  •  Instrument panel illumination intensity

WARNING
Never attempt to operate the driver position memory system while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing death, serious injury, or property damage.

NOTICE

  • If the battery is disconnected, the memory settings will be erased.
  •  If the Driver Position Memory System does not operate normally, have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Power Liftgate User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Power Liftgate Guidelines

Power Liftgate

  1. Power liftgate open/close button
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  2. Power liftgate handle switch
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  3.  Power liftgate close button
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  4. Power liftgate open/close button
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Kia Sportage 2023 Smart Liftgate with Auto Open, Windows and Hood User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Smart Liftgate | Windows, Hood Instructions

Smart Liftgate with Auto Open

On a vehicle equipped with a smart key, the liftgate can be opened using the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open system.
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How to use the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open

The liftgate can be opened with no-touch activation satisfying all the conditions below.

  • After 15 seconds when all doors are closed and locked
  • Positioned in the detecting area for more than 3 seconds.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Fuel Filler Door and Panoramic Sunroof User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Fuel Filler Door and Panoramic Sunroof

Fuel filler door

The vehicle’s fuel filler door must be opened and closed by hand from outside the vehicle.

Opening the fuel filler door

To unlock fuel filler door:

  • Press the unlock button on your smart key
  • Press the Central Door unlock button on the armrest trim of the driver’s door
  •  Pull the driver’s inside door handle outward
  1. Turn the engine off.
  2. Ensure the driver’s door is unlocked to unlock fuel filler door.
  3. Press the rear center edge of fuel filler door.
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  4. Pull the fuel filler door (1) out to fully open.
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  5. To remove the fuel tank cap (2), turn it counterclockwise. You may hear a hissing noise as the pressure inside the tank equalizes.
  6. Place the cap on the fuel filler door.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Steering Wheel and Mirrors User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Steering Wheel and Mirrors Guidelines

Steering wheel

The steering wheel of this vehicle is equipped with the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.

Electric power steering (EPS)

Power steering uses the motor to assist you in steering the vehicle. If the engine is off or if the power steering system becomes inoperative, the vehicle may still be steered, but it will require increased steering effort. The EPS is controlled by the power steering control unit which senses the steering wheel torque and vehicle speed to command the motor. The steering effort becomes heavier as the vehicle’s speed increases and becomes lighter as the vehicle’s speed decreases for better control of the steering wheel. Should you notice any change in the effort required to steer during normal vehicle operation, have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Instrument Cluster and LCD Display User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Instrument Cluster and LCD Display Guidelines

Instrument cluster

Conventional cluster (Type A)

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The actual cluster in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

  1. Tachometer
  2. Speedometer
  3. Engine coolant temperature gauge
  4. Fuel gauge
  5. Odometer
  6. Distance to empty
  7. Transmission shift indicator
  8. Outside temperature gauge
  9. Warning and indicator lights

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Kia Sportage 2023 LCD Displays User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage LCD Displays user Information

LCD displays

LCD displays show the following information to drivers

  • Trip information
  • LCD modes
  • Warning messages

Trip information (trip computer)

The trip computer is a microcomputer-controlled driver information system that displays information related to driving.

NOTICE
Some driving information stored in the trip computer resets if the battery is disconnected.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Warning and Indicator Lights User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Warning and Indicator Lights Guidelines

Warning and indicator lights

The warning light and indicator light indicate a situation where the driver should be careful and whether the various functions are activated.

Warning lights

The warning light indicates situations that require the driver to pay attention.

NOTICE
Warning lights
Make sure that all warning lights are OFF after starting the engine. If any light is still ON, this indicates a situation that needs attention.

Air bag warning light
This warning light appears:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or  ENGINE START/STOP Button to the ON position.
    • It appears for approximately 3 ~ 6 seconds and then goes off.
  • When there is a malfunction with the  SRS. In this case, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Seat belt warning light
This warning light informs the driver that the seat belt is not fastened.

Parking brake & brake fluid warning light
This warning light appears:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP Button to the ON position.
    •  It appears for approximately 3 seconds
    • It remains on if the parking brake is applied.
  •  When the parking brake is applied
  • When the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low.
    • If the warning light appears with the parking brake is released, it indicates the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Lighting and Wipers and Washers User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Lighting, Wipers and Washers Guidelines

Lighting

This vehicle is equipped with a variety of lights to illuminate the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

CAUTION
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the headlamp and interior light on for a prolonged time while the engine is not running.

Battery saver function

The purpose of this feature is to prevent the battery from being discharged if the lights are left in the ON position. The system automatically shuts off the parking lights after the engine is off and the driver’s door is opened. However, the position lamps stay ON even when the driver-side door is opened if the light switch is operated after the engine is turned off. If necessary, to keep the lamps on turn the position lamps OFF and ON again using the headlamp switch on the steering column after the engine is turned off.

Headlamp delay function

If you place the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button in the ACC or OFF position with the headlamps ON, the headlamps (and/or parking lights) remain on for about 5 minutes. However, with the engine off if the driver’s door is opened and closed, the head-lamps (and/or parking lights) are turned off after 15 seconds. The headlamps (and/or parking lights) can be turned off by pressing the lock button on the smart key twice or turning the light switch to the OFF or AUTO position. However, if you turn the light switch to the AUTO position when it is Feature of your vehicle
dark outside, the headlamps will not be turned off.
You can activate or deactivate the Head-lamp Delay function from the User Set-tings Mode in the LCD display. If your vehicle is equipped with additional navigation, please refer to the infotainment system manual separately supplied.

NOTICE
If the driver exits the vehicle through another door beside the driver door, the battery saver function does not operate and the headlamp delay func-tion does not turn OFF automatically. This may cause the battery to discharge. To avoid battery discharge, turn OFF the headlamps manually from the headlamp switch before exiting the vehicle.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Welcome System, Interior Lights, and Climate Control System User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Welcome System | Interior Lights and Climate Control System

Welcome system

The welcome system is a function that illuminates the surroundings or the interior when the driver approaches or exits the vehicle.
Door handle lamp (if equipped)

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When all the doors (and liftgate) are closed and locked, the door handle lamp will come on for about 15 seconds if any of the below is performed.

  • When the door unlock button is pressed on the smart key.
  • When the button of the outside door handle is pressed.
  • When the vehicle is approached with the smart key in possession.

Headlamp (headlamp) escort function
The headlamps (and/or taillamps) remain on for approximately 5 minutes after the ignition key is removed or turned to the ACC or LOCK position. However, if the driver’s door is opened and closed, the headlamps are turned off after 15 seconds.
The headlamps can be turned off by pressing the lock button on the transmitter or smart key twice or turning off the light switch from the headlamp or Auto light position.

Interior light
When the interior light switch is in the DOOR position and all doors (and lift-gate) are locked and closed, the room lamp will come on for 30 seconds if any of the following occurs:

  • With the smart key system
    • When the door unlock button is pressed on the smart key.
    • When the button on the outside door handle is pressed.

At this time, if you press the door lock button, the lamps will turn off immediately.

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Kia Sportage 2023 Manual Climate Control System and Automatic Climate Control System User Guide

2023 Kia Sportage Manual and Automatic Climate Control System Guidelines

Manual climate control system

The manual climate control system uses cooling and heating to help maintain a pleasant environment inside the vehicle.

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  1. Fan speed control knob
  2.  Front windshield defroster button
  3. Rear window defroster button
  4. Air conditioning (A/C) button
  5.  Air intake control button
  6. Mode selection button
  7. Temperature control knob

CAUTION
Operating the blower when the ignition switch is in the ON position could cause the battery to discharge. Operate the blower when the engine is running.

FAQ

Q: What is the 2022 Kia Sportage?

A: The 2022 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV manufactured by Kia Motors. It is known for its stylish design, comfortable interior, and a range of features.

Q: What are the engine options for the 2022 Sportage?

A: The 2022 Sportage offers two engine options: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The base engine produces 181 horsepower, while the turbocharged engine generates 240 horsepower.

Q: Is the 2022 Kia Sportage available in all-wheel drive?

A: Yes, the 2022 Sportage is available with all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option, providing improved traction and stability in various driving conditions.

Q: What is the fuel economy of the 2022 Kia Sportage?

A: The fuel economy of the 2022 Sportage varies depending on the engine and drivetrain. The base model with front-wheel drive achieves around 23-25 mpg in the city and 30-32 mpg on the highway, while the AWD models have slightly lower fuel efficiency.

Q: What are the trim levels available for the 2022 Sportage?

A: The 2022 Sportage is typically available in multiple trim levels, which may include the LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo. Trim availability may vary by region.

Q: What are some key features of the 2022 Sportage?

A: Key features can include a touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, available leather upholstery, advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, and a panoramic sunroof on higher trims.

Q: How many passengers can the 2022 Kia Sportage seat?

A: The 2022 Sportage typically seats up to five passengers in a comfortable and well-appointed interior.

Q: Does the 2022 Sportage have a spacious cargo area?

A: Yes, the Sportage offers a competitive amount of cargo space for its class, with a split-folding rear seat to expand cargo capacity when needed.

Q: What safety features are available in the 2022 Kia Sportage?

A: Depending on the trim level, the 2022 Sportage can come equipped with a variety of safety features, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.

Q: Is there a hybrid or electric version of the 2022 Kia Sportage?

A: The 2022 Sportage is not available in hybrid or electric versions, but Kia offers other models with hybrid and electric powertrains.

Q: What is the warranty coverage for the 2022 Sportage?

A: Kia typically offers a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, providing good coverage for buyers.

Q: How does the 2022 Kia Sportage compare to its competitors in the compact SUV segment?

A: The 2022 Sportage competes with other compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Hyundai Tucson. Its value for money, features, and warranty make it a competitive choice in this segment.

Q: Does the 2022 Sportage have advanced driver-assistance systems?

A: Yes, the 2022 Sportage offers a range of advanced driver-assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking on certain trim levels.

Q: Can I tow with the 2022 Kia Sportage?

A: The 2022 Sportage can tow small trailers or boats when properly equipped. The towing capacity may vary depending on the engine and drivetrain configuration.

Q: What is the starting price of the 2022 Kia Sportage?

A: The starting price of the 2022 Kia Sportage varies depending on the trim level and options selected, but it typically starts in the mid-$20,000 range and can go up from there with additional features and upgrades.

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