2016 Kia Optima Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 Kia Optima Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The fully redesigned 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedan earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

On sale now at Kia dealerships, the 2016 Optima received five stars in the front, side and rollover crash tests.

Previously, the carryover 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid also earned the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA.

Standard safety equipment on the gasoline-powered 2016 Optima includes antilock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control and seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag.

Automatic emergency braking, front collision warning and lane-departure warning are optional on the Optima SX 2.0T and standard on the Optima SXL 2.0T.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Optima.

Key Optima competitors include the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.

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