Kia Optima Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

June 7th, 2017 by

Recently, it was announced that the 2017 Kia Optima has been named a Top Safety Pick+, the highest designation possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The honor goes to Optima models built after March 2017 that are equipped with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights with high beam assist.

The 2017 Kia Optima offers such driver assistance systems as Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Front Collision Warning System and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

In order to earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating, vehicles have to receive a “good” rating in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint – as well as an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and – new for 2017 — an “acceptable” or “good” headlight rating.

In a release, Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA, stated, “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. 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.”

To discover the 2017 Optima for yourself, drop by our showroom at 6006 West 19th in Lubbock.

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