2019 Kia Optima Safety Ratings

March 14th, 2019 by

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The 2019 Kia Optima is a well-rounded sedan that is a great choice for Jackson drivers who want a stylish car that is loaded with comfort, convenience, tech features. The Optima has received rave reviews from the automotive critics, and has also earned high marks in crash tests conducted by the NHTSA and the IIHS. Learn more about the Kia Optima safety ratings in this guide from Wilson Kia.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The NHTSA put the Kia Optima through a battery of rigorous crash tests, and it passed them all with flying colors:

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  • Frontal Crash Rating: 5 Stars
  • Side Crash Rating: 5 Stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 Stars

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The IIHS awarded the Kia Optima with a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the highest a vehicle can receive, which should add an extra level of peace-of-mind for Brandon area drivers. In order to earn this rating a vehicle must have a “Good” rating in all of the standard tests, and a rating of “Superior” in the Front Crash Prevention test. Here’s the Optima’s IIHS report card:

  • Moderate Overlap Front Test: Good
  • Side impact Test: Good
  • Rear Crash Protection Test: Good
  • Roof Strength Test: Good
  • Small Overlap Front Driver Test: Good
  • Small Overlap Front Passenger Test: Good
  • Headlights Test: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention Test: Superior

Kia Optima Safety Features

Part of the reason why this Kia sedan performed so well in crash testing is its wide array of safety features and driver assist systems, which include:

  • A full array of advanced airbags, including driver and passenger airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front side airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Child safety locks
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning

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Experience the 5-Star Safety of the Kia Optima at Wilson Kia

With such stellar safety ratings, the Kia Optima is a great option for drivers in Ridgeland and beyond. Learn more about the Optima interior features, and see how this stylish Kia sedan compares to the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord, then contact us at Wilson Kia to schedule a test drive.

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