The 2017 Kia Optima, has earned the highest designation possible, the Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The rating reflects top scores in each of five crashworthiness tests as well as the integration of Autonomous Emergency Braking for crash prevention and new headlamp testing standards which were introduced this year.
To qualify for TSP+, the IIHS testing parameters require each vehicle to earn “good” ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints – as well as an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in headlight testing.
“The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety sets some of the highest standards when it comes to evaluating vehicle safety, and the Top Safety Pick Plus designation is a significant achievement that substantiates Kia’s ongoing effort to improve the quality and integrity of our world-class model line, said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA. “We are pleased that the Optima received strong ratings across all of IIHS’ rigorous testing, validating the high priority we place on safety for our customers.”
The 2017 Optima offers a suite of available driver assistance systems such Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Parking Assist System, Front Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
- Posted by Rochelle Reynolds
- On June 8, 2017