How Safe is the 2018 Kia Optima?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 3:42 pm
red 2018 kia optima on road with grass hills behind it

When drivers are choosing which new car to buy, there are many factors that go into the decision. Performance, fuel-efficiency and interior features are just a few important factors. But, what’s most important of all is safety. That’s why the 2018 Kia Optima, one of the most popular car models today, is designed and engineered to be one of the safest vehicles available! Let’s take a closer look at just how safe this sedan is! 

The 2018 Kia Optima is one of the safest car models available today, but don’t just take our word for it! Take the word of the leading organizations in vehicle safety rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)!  

[Read More: When Will the 2019 Kia Optima be Available?] 

After extensive testing, the IIHS and NHTSA were both thoroughly impressed with the 2018 Kia Optima and gave it high marks! The IIHS, in fact, gave the Kia Optima its “Top Safety Pick+” distinction, the highest award it gives out! And, the NHTSA gave the Kia Optima a perfect five-star overall safety rating, also the highest rating it gives! 

Advanced Safety Features in the 2018 Kia Optima 

Of course, there’s more to safety than just crash-test ratings and such, like preventative measures. That’s’ why the 2018 Kia Optima comes with numerous advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies to make the driving experience as safe as possible. With these features, drivers are both more aware and less fatigued, making it safer for everyone on the road. Available features include: 

  • Blind Spot Detection 
  • Lane Change Assist 
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking 
  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control 
  • Forward Collision Warning System 
  • Lane Departure Warning System 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Optima? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Citrus Kia for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 

front interior of 2018 kia optima including steering wheel and infotainment interface

rear seats of 2018 kia optima

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