Advertisement
Go
2011 Kia Optima Photo
10.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$18,800
BASE MSRP
$19,200
On Safety
In a class full of very safe vehicles, the 2011 Kia Optima will still likely manage to stand out as one of the safest.
10.0 out of 10
Browse Kia Optima inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

SAFETY | 10 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

Five stars, overall; five stars, frontal and side impact
NHTSA

'Good,' frontal, side, rear, and roof strength; Top Safety Pick
IIHS




Both safety features and accident-avoidance features receive as much, if not more emphasis in the 2011 Kia Optima than in other mid-size sedan models. Front active headrests are standard in the 2011 Optima, along with front seat-mounted side airbags and side-curtain bags. Stability control and anti-lock brakes are of course standard, too; so is Brake Assist, and Hill Assist Control, which helps avoid rolling back when starting uphill.

The Optima has earned top five-star ratings in every test category in the new, more stringent federal tests introduced for 2011; it's also an IIHS Top Safety Pick, with 'good' scores in all tests.

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata, which is closely related structurally but far from identical, has earned 'good' ratings in all categories of testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), as well as the insurance-funded organization's Top Safety Pick designation.

Conclusion

In a class full of very safe vehicles, the 2011 Kia Optima will still likely manage to stand out as one of the safest.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Advertisement
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Go!
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.
Advertisement