Kia Optima Awarded 5 Stars by ANCAP

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Kia Optima Awarded 5 Stars by ANCAP

December 5, 2011 / 1085 /
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The tested model of Kia Optima was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2011. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC) and a reversing camera are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

5 stars. The Optima scored 14.58 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the pole test.

Results

Occupant Protection Score 35.58 out of 37

FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.47 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.11 pts.

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 69 mm and upwards 4 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 4mm forward, 4mm downward and 16 mm sideways. The front (“A”) pillar moved 46 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the all door could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger’s head was cushioned by the airbag. There were no knee hazards.

SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 4 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts.

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION: Pending

Variant: Si
Kerb mass: 1500 kg Vehicles built: 2011

Eng: 2.4 petrol
Category: CAR – MEDIUM

Model History and Safety Features

The tested model of Kia Optima was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2011.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC) and a reversing camera are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

OCCUPANT PROTECTION: 5 Stars

The Optima scored 14.58 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the pole test..

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