Adjusting the lumbar support in a Kia Sportage can greatly enhance your driving comfort and help prevent back strain during long journeys.
Lumbar support is essential for maintaining the natural curve of your lower back while sitting in the car. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to adjust the lumbar support in a Kia Sportage:
Step 1: Locate the Lumbar Adjustment Switch:
Sit in the driver’s or passenger’s seat of your Kia Sportage and locate the lumbar adjustment switch. The location of this switch may vary depending on the model year and trim level of your Sportage, but it is typically located on the side of the seat, near the bottom of the backrest.
Step 2: Adjust the Lumbar Support:
Begin by sitting comfortably in the driver’s or passenger’s seat with your back against the seatback.
Reach for the lumbar adjustment switch and press the forward portion of the switch to increase lumbar support if you need more support for your lower back.
Press the backward portion of the switch to decrease support if you find it uncomfortable or too pronounced.
Adjust the lumbar support gradually, making small changes until you find the level that provides the most comfort and support for your lower back.
As you press the switch, you should feel the lumbar support in the seatback either protruding further outward or retracting, depending on the direction you’re turning the knob.
Step 3: Test and Fine-Tune:
After making the initial adjustment, take a moment to test how it feels. Pay attention to the support your lower back is receiving and make any necessary fine-tuning adjustments until you are satisfied with the level of lumbar support.
Step 4: Lock the Adjustment:
The lumbar support in Sportage automatically locks in place after you make the adjustments to prevent unintended changes to the lumbar support while driving.
Remember that the lumbar support adjustment in your Kia Sportage is designed to provide customizable support for your lower back. Properly adjusting the lumbar support can help you maintain good posture and reduce the risk of discomfort or pain during extended drives.