How Does Kia Drive Mode Select Technology Improve Performance for Kia Models?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Technology on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 5:34 pm
Close Up of Kia Drive Mode Select Button Near Gear Shift

What Are the Kia Sorento Drive Modes and How Do They Work?

A fan favorite in the Kia model lineup, the 2018 Kia Sorento is tailor-made for family adventures. Available with Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive and equipped with standard Drive Mode Select technology, the Kia Sorento is a go-anywhere, do-anything crossover. Armed with the Drive Mode Select feature, many car shoppers want to know – what are the Kia Sorento drive modes and how do they work? Take a look at how Drive Mode Select will improve performance for Kia models available at Moritz Kia.

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What is Kia Drive Mode Select Technology?

A standard fixture for many Kia models that include the 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Kia Sportage, Drive Mode Select allows you to fine tune performance with driver-selectable modes. Drive Mode Select provides drivers with three basic drive modes – NORMAL, ECO and SPORT – that will each optimize performance by modifying transmission shift points, steering response and throttle performance. Select Kia models add a SNOW Mode for improved performance in winter driving conditions. Press the Drive Mode Select button near the gear shifter or on the steering wheel to select a drive mode, which will be displayed on the vehicle information display.


Perfect for your day-to-day commute to and from work or for the neighborhood carpool, NORMAL Mode provides the perfect combination of power, fuel economy and comfort when you get behind the wheel. Employ NORMAL Mode for everyday driving in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

ECO Mode

Improve your fuel economy when you slide into the driver’s seat of your Kia Sorento and activate ECO Mode. ECO Mode will manage transmission shift points, throttle response and electrical systems like climate control to ensure that you achieve peak fuel-economy ratings.


Amp up performance in the Kia Sorento when you select SPORT Mode. With SPORT Mode activated, you will enjoy sharpened performance with enhanced throttle response, sharper transmission shift points and more precise steering and control.

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What are the Kia Sorento drive modes and how do they work? Take a closer look at Kia Drive Mode Select technology to see how it will upgrade performance when you get behind the wheel of Kia fan favorites. Explore the Moritz Kia inventory today to find a model equipped with Drive Mode Select technology that will fit your lifestyle and budget.

2 Responses to “How Does Kia Drive Mode Select Technology Improve Performance for Kia Models?”

  1. Jerry Welch says:

    Can my 2017 KIA Sorento AWD automatic be used as a tow vehicle behind my motorhome towed four wheels down?

  2. ÉNÖL Hántörr says:

    You cant. Kia awd is for low speed, it Will disconnect the awd as soon as you reach 30-40km/h.
    But you still can tow your MH with 2 Wheel drive…

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