2022 Kia Sportage SX AWD
Your intent may have been for good, but this response made me laugh out loud. I've owned twenty new vehicles in less than 30 years. The newer the vehicle, the worse the A/C has operated. I've just never owned a vehicle with such piss-poor A/C performance.Possibly the operator is not familiar with the automatic climate control and is outsmarting himself. Wouldn't be the first one on here to do that.
I'd say turn the temp setting to 72 and sync the left and right temps. Make sure its set for dash registers only. Press the 'Auto' button. Assuming the '22 SX has the opening roof, go ahead and open it when first starting off for maybe 5 minutes, but you should close it before getting up to highway speed - its great to run with it on the highway but if you try to open or close it at speed, its a very loud, violent action that I personally avoid. This lets a lot of hot air out and helps cool the interior surfaces a little. if you don't have the opening roof, let down some windows.
By this time you should be feeling cooler air from the registers.
BTW, close the roof shade when parking or at any other time (with the roof closed, of course) that the car has trouble dealing with the heat.
On 'Auto', the system will re-circulate the air in the car which cools the car faster than allowing the hot outside air in. At some point the system will be satisfied and revert to fresh air.
KIA techs say the system is within factory specification. I guess I live with it until I sell it next year. For what it's worth, I visited a Ford lot on my way home from the KIA dealer and test drove a 2021 Ford Explorer that had been sitting in direct sun all day in 95F heat. It took about 10 minutes of driving to bring the interior to the point I had to turn the A/C down. Outsmarting myself, indeed.
Thanks for your input. That ELI5 paired with condescending tone never fails to spark joy. Cheers.