2019 Kia Optima

Kia Optima Awards

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When it comes to standing out from the crowd, few vehicles make it look as easy as the Kia Optima. For nearly 20 years, the Kia Optima has stayed ahead of the curve in keeping its drivers and passengers safe and comfortable while travelling on the road -- and the experts have been taking notice. Here are just a few ways in which the fabulous 2018 Optima model is recognized for being outstanding in its field:


IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

There are numerous ways of measuring and affirming a vehicle’s overall safety for the consumer, but perhaps one of the most universally respected of these rankings is the Top Safety Pick standings put out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The highest level a vehicle can reach from the IIHS is to be named a “Top Safety Pick+” and, wouldn’t you know it, the 2018 Kia Optima (when properly equipped with optional LED headlights and front crash prevention) has earned that title. Kia achieved this sought-after feat by scoring “good” scores in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests in addition to an “acceptable” or “good” score in the passenger-side small overlap front test. On top of both these challenging feats, the Kia Optima also earned at least an “advanced” rating in front crash prevention and a “good” rating in the headlight category.


IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

Not every driver will choose the properly-equipped, Top Safety Pick+-winning 2018 Kia Optima, but that doesn’t mean they will be driving an insufficiently safe vehicle. In fact, other 2018 Kia Optima models have also impressively earned the Top Safety Pick Award from the IIHS. No matter where you turn, you’re looking at a super-safe ride when it comes to the new Kia Optima.


NHTSA 5-Star Rating

In addition to its accolades from the IIHS, the 2018 Kia Optima has also outdone itself in the eyes of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Kia Optima has earned the coveted 5-Star Crash Safety Rating from the NHTSA thanks to its advanced safety technologies.


For a safe sedan that you can trust, check out the Kia Optima at The Duell’s Evansville Kia

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