Kia Carnival Owners Manual

DRIVE mode
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Kia Carnival: DRIVE mode. The drive mode may be selected according to the driverТs preference or road condition.

The drive mode may be selected according to the driverТs preference or road condition.

The mode changes whenever the DRIVE MODE button is pressed.

Kia Carnival: DRIVE mode. ❈ When normal mode is selected, it is not displayed on the cluster.

❈ When normal mode is selected, it is not displayed on the cluster.

ECO mode (Active ECO)

Kia Carnival: DRIVE mode. Active ECO helps improve fuel efficiency by controlling certain engine and transaxle

Active ECO helps improve fuel efficiency by controlling certain engine and transaxle system operating parameters. Fuel efficiency depends on the driver's driving habit and road condition.

  • When the DRIVE MODE button is pressed and the ECO mode is selected, the ECO indicator (green) will illuminate to show that the Active ECO is operating.
  • When the Active ECO is activated, it does not turn off even though the engine is restarted again. To turn off the system, press the DRIVE MODE button again.

When Active ECO is activated:

  • The acceleration may slightly be reduced eventhough you depress the accelerator fully.
  • The air conditioner performance may be limited
  • The shift pattern of the automatic transaxle may change.
  • The engine noise may get louder.

The above situations are normal conditions when the active eco system is activated to improve fuel efficiency.

Limitation of Active ECO operation:

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

  • When the coolant temperature is low:
    The system will be limited until engine performance becomes normal.
  • When driving up a hill:
    The system will be limited to gain power when driving uphill because the engine torque is restricted.
  • When using manual mode:
    The system will be limited according to the shift location.
  • When the accelerator pedal is deeply depressed for a few seconds:
    The system will be limited, judging that the driver wants to speed up.

Comfort mode

Kia Carnival: DRIVE mode. The steering wheel becomes lighter. The comfort mode is usually used when driving

The steering wheel becomes lighter. The comfort mode is usually used when driving in the city or when parking the vehicle.

  • For your safety, if you press the steering mode button while operating the steering wheel, but the steering effort will not change immediately. After operating the steering wheel, the steering effort will change automatically to the selected mode.
  • Use caution when changing the steering mode while driving.
  • When the electronic power steering is not operating properly, the flex steering wheel will not work.


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