How to start Kia Sportage engine with push start button

The Kia Sportage comes equipped with a convenient and modern push start button, adding a touch of sophistication to your driving experience.

In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of starting and stopping your Kia Sportage engine using the push start button.


Before you begin, ensure that you are seated in the driver’s seat with the key fob in your possession.

The key fob is essential as it sends signals to your vehicle.

Starting the Engine:

Gear Shift Position

Ensure that your gear shift is in the ‘Park’ position before attempting to start the engine.

While it is possible to start the engine with the shift lever in the N or Neutral position, it is recommended for your safety to start it in ‘Park.’

Brake Pedal

Firmly press down on the brake pedal.

This step is crucial for the successful initiation of the engine start process.

Locate the Start Stop Button

Identify the engine start stop button on the dashboard. It is typically located in a prominent and easily accessible position.

Press the Start Stop Button

With your foot still on the brake pedal, press the start stop button.

After a brief moment, you should hear the engine come to life.

Check Dashboard for Warnings

Once the engine has started, check the dashboard to ensure there are no warning lights or messages.

This quick check ensures that your vehicle is in good condition for driving.

Stopping the Engine:

Gear Shift Position:

Before turning off the engine, ensure that the gear shift is in the ‘Park’ position.

Brake Pedal:

Press down on the brake pedal.

Press the Start Stop Button:

While keeping your foot on the brake pedal, press the push-start button once. This action will safely turn off the engine.

Additional Tips:

If you attempt to press the engine start stop button without depressing the brake pedal, the engine will not start, and the car will go into accessory mode.

In accessory mode, various electrical components can be used without starting the engine, such as the radio and power windows. However, this mode will automatically turn off after one hour to prevent battery discharge.


With these simple steps, you can efficiently start and stop your Kia Sportage engine using the push start button, adding ease and sophistication to your daily driving routine.

Video Demonstration

Watch this video to see how to start the engine in Kia Sportage.
Author: Nabeel K

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