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Thank you for becoming the owner of a new Kia vehicle.

As a global car manufacturer focused on building high-quality vehi- cles with exceptional value, Kia Motors is dedicated to providing you with a customer service experience that exceeds your expectations.

All information contained in this Owner’s Manual was accurate at the time of publication. However, Kia reserves the right to make changes at any time so that our policy of continual product improvement can be carried out.

This manual applies to all models of this vehicle and includes descrip- tions and explanations of optional as well as standard equipment. As a result, you may encounter material in this manual that is not applica- ble to your specific Kia vehicle.

Drive safely and enjoy your Kia!

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F o r e w o r d

Thank you for choosing a Kia vehicle.

When you require service, remember that your Kia dealer knows your vehicle best. Your dealer has factory-trained tech- nicians, recommended special tools and genuine Kia replace- ment parts. It is dedicated to your complete customer satisfac- tion.

Because subsequent owners require this important information as well, this publication should remain with the vehicle if it is sold.

This manual will familiarize you with operational, mainte- nance and safety information about your new vehicle. It is sup- plemented by a Warranty and Consumer Information manual that provides important information on all warranties regarding your vehicle.

We urge you to read these publications carefully and follow the recommendations to help assure enjoyable and safe operation of your new vehicle.

Kia offers a great variety of options, components and features for its various models. Therefore, some of the equipment described in this manual, along with the various illustrations, may not be applicable to your particular vehicle.


The information and specifications provided in this manual were accurate at the time of printing. Kia reserves the right to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. If you have questions, always check with your Kia dealer.

We assure you of our continuing interest in your motoring pleasure and satisfaction in your Kia vehicle.

© 2016 Kia MOTORS AMERICA, Inc.

All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or translated in whole or in part without the written consent of Kia MOTORS AMERICA, Inc.

Printed in Korea

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table of contents


Your vehicle at a glance

Safety features of your vehicle

Features of your vehicle

Driving your vehicle

What to do in an emergency


Specifications, Consumer information and Reporting safety defects









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How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 • Gasoline containing alcohol and methanol . . . . . . . . . 1-3 • Do not use methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 • Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Vehicle break-in process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Vehicle data collection and event data recorders. . 1-6


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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 strong- ly recommend that you read the entire manual. In order to minimize the chance of death or injury, you must read the WARNING and CAU- TION 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 fea- tures, 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 located in the back of this manual. Sections: This manual has eight sec- tions 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 types of safety instructions in this manual. These instructions were prepared to enhance your personal safety. Carefully read and follow ALL proce- dures and recommendations provid- ed in these instructions.


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


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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FUEL REQUIREMENTS Your new vehicle is designed to use only unleaded fuel having a pump octane number ((R+M)/2) of 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher. (Do not use methanol blend- ed fuels.)

Your new vehicle is designed to obtain maximum performance with UNLEADED FUEL, as well as mini- mize exhaust emissions and spark plug fouling. Never add any fuel system cleaning agents to the fuel tank other than what has been specified. (Consult an authorized Kia dealer for details.) (cid:129) Tighten the cap until it clicks one time, otherwise the Check Engine

light will illuminate.

WARNING - Refueling

• Do not "top off" after the noz- zle automatically shuts off. Attempts to force more fuel into the tank can cause fuel overflow onto you and the ground causing a risk of fire. (cid:129) Always check that the fuel cap is installed securely to pre- vent fuel spillage, especially in the event of an accident.

Gasoline containing alcohol and methanol Gasohol, a mixture of gasoline and ethanol (also known as grain alco- hol), and gasoline or gasohol con- taining methanol (also known as wood alcohol) are being marketed along with or instead of leaded or unleaded gasoline.


Pursuant to EPA regulations, ethanol may be used in your vehicle. Do not use gasohol containing more than 15% ethanol, and do not use gasoline or gasohol containing any methanol. Ethanol provides less energy than gasoline and it attracts water, and it is thus likely to reduce your fuel efficiency and could lower your MPG results. Methanol may cause drivability prob- lems and damage to the fuel system, engine control system and emission control system. Discontinue using gasohol of any kind if drivability problems occur. Vehicle damage or drivability prob- lems may not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty if they result from the use of: 1. Gasoline or gasohol containing


2. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol. 3. Gasohol containing more than 15

percent ethanol

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"E85" fuel is an alternative fuel com- prised of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and is manufac- tured exclusively for use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles. “E85” is not compati- ble with your vehicle. Use of “E85” may result in poor engine perform- ance and damage to your vehicle's engine and fuel system. Kia recom- mends that customers do not use fuel with an ethanol content exceed- ing 15 percent.

✽✽ NOTICE Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not cover damage to the fuel sys- tem or any performance problems caused by the use of “E85” fuel.

✽✽ NOTICE fuel containing Never use any methanol. Discontinue use of any methanol containing product which may inhibit proper drivability.


Other fuels Using fuels that contain Silicone (Si), MMT (Manganese, Mn), Ferrocene (Fe), and Other metalic additives, may cause vehicle and engine dam- age or cause misfiring, poor acceler- ation, engine stalling, catalyst melt- ing, clogging, abnormal corrosion, life cycle reduction, etc. Also, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may illuminate.

Gasoline containing MMT Some gasoline contains harmful man- ganese-based fuel additives Such as M M T ( M e t hy l c y c l o p e n t a d i e n y l Manganese Tricarbonyl). Kia does not recommend the use of gasoline con- taining MMT. This type of fuel can reduce vehicle performance and affect your emission control system. The Malfunction Indicator Lamp on the cluster may come on.

✽✽ NOTICE Damage to the fuel system or per- formance problem caused by the use of these fuels may not be covered by your Limited Warranty.

New Vehicle

Do not use methanol Fuels containing methanol (wood alco- hol) should not be used in your vehicle. This type of fuel can reduce vehicle performance and damage components of the fuel system, engine control sys- tem and emission control system.

Operation in foreign countries If you are going to drive your vehicle in another country, be sure to: (cid:129) Observe all regulations regarding

registration and insurance.

(cid:129) Determine that acceptable fuel is


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Fuel Additives Kia recommends that you use good quality gasolines treated with deter- gent additives such as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, which help pre- vent deposit formation in the engine. These gasolines will help the engine run cleaner and enhance performance of the Emission Control System. For more information on TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, please go to the website ( For customers who do not use TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline regularly, and have problems starting or the engine does not run smoothly, addi- tives that you can buy separately may be added to the gasoline. If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not available, one bottle of additive should be added to the fuel tank at every 7,500miles or every engine oil change is recommended. Additives are avail- able from your authorized Kia dealer along with information on how to use them. Do not mix other additives.


VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCESS No special break-in period is need- ed. By following a few simple precau- tions for the first 600 miles (1,000 km) you may add to the perform- ance, economy and life of your vehi- cle. (cid:129) Do not race the engine. (cid:129) While driving, keep your engine speed (rpm, or revolutions per minute) between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.

(cid:129) Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or slow. Varying engine speed is needed to properly break-in the engine.

(cid:129) Avoid hard stops, except in emer- gencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.

(cid:129) Don't tow a trailer during the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of opera- tion.

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VEHICLE DATA COLLECTION AND EVENT DATA RECORDERS This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety sys- tems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as: * How various systems in your

These data can help provide a bet- ter understanding of the circum- stances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving con- ditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash loca- tion) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.

To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.

vehicle were operating;

* Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/ fastened;

* How far (if at all) the driver was accelerator

depressing and/or brake pedal; and,


* How fast the vehicle was travel-



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Your vehicle at a glance

Exterior overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Interior overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Instrument panel overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6