2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Safety | Kia of LaGrange
The 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid is Highly Rated for Safety
Car enthusiasts are taking a closer look at the new 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid in LaGrange. When it comes to vehicles, safety is of paramount concern, and it comes as no surprise that the 2019 Kia Optima scores high on all safety parameters.
Launched in 2000 by Kia Motors, Kia Optima is a popular mid-size car, the fourth generation of which has been in production since 2015. The Hybrid version of Kia Optima entered the market in 2016. Apart from enhanced safety features, the car is replete with plush, quiet interiors and ample cargo space.
A host of safety features While the 2018 model had not received any major changes, the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid has witnessed a reduction in trims to one from the previous two. The EX trim has standard safety features of rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert. The other safety elements include driver and passenger side airbags, front and rear head airbag, 4-Wheel ABS, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Child Safety Locks, and Daytime Running Lights. Apart from the rearview camera, other available safety add-ons are adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and high-beam assist. To add to the driver’s comfort and safety, a host of features such as Traction Control, Auto-Leveling Headlights, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, and Cross-Traffic Alert have been included in the new Kia Optima.
Results of Optima Hybrid crash tests The 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All the parameters of a side crash, frontal crash, and rollover received five-star ratings.
As far as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ratings are concerned, the 2019 Optima received the “Top Safety Pick+” designation. The IIHS also gave a maximum “good” rating in each of the crash tests related to side impact, front overlap for passenger and driver side, rear crash protection, roof strength, and headlights’ illumination efficacy. The front crash prevention parameter scored a “superior” rating.