The Kia brand takes safety very seriously. So, of course, it is a huge honor to have one of our vehicles named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Which vehicle is it? The 2017 Kia Optima! Want to know more about this vehicle and this rating? Keep reading for additional information.

This honor is the highest rating that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives to vehicles. To earn this honor, vehicles must pass all five crashworthiness tests (small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints) with a top rating of “Good”, pass new headlamp testing and have Autonomous Emergency Braking integration.

The 2017 Kia Optima comes with available driver assistance systems like 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.

“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 [the] Kia [brand]’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 [Kia] Optima received strong ratings across all of IIHS’ rigorous testing, validating the high priority we place on safety for our customers.”

If you are in the Sacramento, CA area swing by Folsom Lake Kia to check out the 2017 Kia Optima for yourself. There are other new and pre-owned Kia vehicles available for purchase as well. Just talk to any of our sales representatives. We hope to see you soon!