How do you turn on AWD in a Kia Sorento?

My Kia Sorento is equipped with all-wheel drive, but it also has an AWD lock mode. What is the AWD lock mode for? When should I use it?

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Answer provided by
Megan Lebron
Answered on Apr 14, 2022
The Kia Sorento is in automatic all-wheel drive (AWD) mode as soon as you turn on your vehicle.
This mode is perfectly appropriate for driving under normal conditions. The Sorento also has an AWD lock mode—activated by a button on or near your center console—that’s useful in certain conditions.
Here’s when you might need to use the AWD lock mode:
  • Vehicle is stuck in mud or snow
  • Driving up or down steep grades
  • Driving over rough or uneven terrain
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