After putting 1500 miles on the odometer, I think I figured out most things (other than the auto hold button).
Hitting the setup or nav button pulls up the ability to hit home. It’s two steps but allows you to configure the star button for something else. I set it for apple car play on the head unit and inside camera on the steering wheel.
That button up top next to the sunroof button that shows a blinks light outside the car locks out the interior light when turned off. We thought our interior lights were broken.
All the cruise safety can be operated independently. Meaning, I can have lane centering on, keep assist off, and adaptive cruise off or any combination thereof. The button for the keep assist is the only persistent setting after engine cycling.
I particularly like the scenes mode for the digital gauge cluster. It dynamically updates based on weather and sunlevels.
The built in Nav isn’t great. In going to a Kroger it had me across the street at a condo complex in Hilton Head. Luckily, I could see the only place it could logically be and headed there.
The worst and most frustrating thing is when you are using apple CarPlay and you lose your cellular signal. It completely disconnects from the system and you have to wait until you have signal again to reconnect. This is maddening when you are trying to use Waze for Nav.
You can split screen in apple CarPlay but you have to set it up while disconnected. It’s in the device settings. That option seems to persist across all users unfortunately. Maybe I’ll try this one out again.
I especially like the walk up and open door option and that you can set it for just the sliding doors vs all doors. That will save our garage door for sure. If you just open the rear gate it does seem to auto lock. The side doors do not seem to auto lock after walking away. Or at least that’s what the app showed us. More experimenting is required
Down here in FL on I95, people drive insanely fast. 15+ over the speed limit seems to be the norm. In trying to not cause an accident going too slow, we’ve been averaging 25-26mpg. I’m certain it would be higher if the flow of traffic was slower. I thought people drove fast in the NE but this takes it to a whole another level.
Back to the lane centering and lane keep assist. Works awesome on blacktop. Concrete it struggles at times, especially if the lines are washed out. There is no audible warning when it decides to cut out so you need to be prepared. The lane centering works great but there is an algorithm on how long it will go until it starts to warn you. It can be as little as 10 seconds or as much as 30 (from what I’ve seen so far). I haven’t quite figured out the auto speed limit set yet.
Cost for a windshield replacement is about $1k and only very few Kia dealerships will do an end to end job that includes recalibrating the camera. It doesn’t seem particularly robust to rock impacts.