What is the Kia Optima Safety Rating?

June 23rd, 2020 by

2020 Kia optima going down a suburban street


Searching for a new sedan in Kansas City? Safety ratings are one of the most important specs for a car-buyer to consider. Agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test and rate vehicles for crashworthiness and crash avoidance. In the guide below, we’ll take a look at the 2020 Kia Optima safety ratings and advanced tech features.

NHTSA Kia Optima Safety Rating

It’s not easy to determine the model with the best Kia Safety rating — because ratings are high across the lineup! As for the Optima, it received an NHTSA Top Safety Pick+ designation for scores that are among the best in the midsize sedan segment:

  • 2020 Kia Optima Safety Rating: 5 Stars
    • Frontal Crash Safety – 5 Stars
    • Side Crash Safety – 5 Stars
    • Rollover Safety – 5 Stars
    • IIHS Kia Optima Safety Rating

The IIHS also awarded its special designation to this Kia, rating the Optima Top Safety Pick+ in 2019. The 2020 model received top scores of “Good” in most categories:

  • 2020 IIHS Kia Rating: Good
    • Small overlap front: driver-side
    • Small overlap front: passenger-side
    • Moderate overlap front
    • Side
    • Roof strength
    • Head restraints & seats

Advanced Kia Optima Safety Features

Those excellent Kia Optima safety scores are thanks to a comprehensive set of advanced safety features. Standard features like these will keep you feeling safe and secure on the road in Independence:

  • Rearview camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Lane keeping assistance
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking

On higher trims, you have access the following premium features:

  • Adaptive headlights
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high beam headlights

Find Your Kia Optima for Sale in Lee's Summit!

Questions about keeping your Kia vehicle running safely? The knowledgeable team at Cable Dahmer Kia of Lee's Summit is happy to help you keep up with your Kia vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule and perform essential car-care like oil changes at home in Raytown. Contact our service center today to learn more!