2018 Kia Optima Safety Features
Safety is of paramount importance these days. It may not be quite as flashy as a 12-speaker audio system from a name brand producer, but it’s what keeps you alive and protects you from accidents on the road. Safety technology has advanced by light years in the past decade alone, and drivers all across the Coatesville and Downingtown regions, from Gap to Lancaster, from Reading to Newark and beyond, demand the best in their cars.
Fortunately, the new Kia Optima is ready to step up to the plate with an outstanding safety suite to protect you, your family, and other drivers on the road. Check out the complete range of 2018 Kia Optima safety features that come together to allow this great car to keep you and yours secure on the roads.
2018 Kia Optima Safety Features
First things first: the 2018 Kia Optima has received an overall five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an outstanding recommendation in and of itself. In terms of structure alone it offers great crash protection with over 50% advanced high strength steel, with a special ring-shaped section behind the rear seats further increases the body strength.
In 16 core stress areas, components have been hot stamped to boost the structure of the body to improve driving dynamics while offering a quieter and smoother drive overall.
Advanced Passive Safety
The advanced passive safety features on the new Optima include comprehensive airbags throughout the vehicle, and high-tech 3-point safety belt systems to serve as the first line of defense in a crash. Airbags include front, front side, and full side curtain region coverage, and sensors detect whether a passenger is present to require protection.
Finally, the LATCH system for child seat installation ensures your child stays safe in the back. Child safety door locks also permit deactivating the door opener so the little ones won’t accidentally open it while you’re on the move.
Advanced Safety Technologies
The new Optima is equipped with a complete suite of advanced active safety technologies to provide backup for your eyes, ears and even your hands and feet while you drive. It starts with advanced hill-start assist and vehicle stability systems to enhance your base control. From there it moves into the active technologies like traction control and electronic brake-force distribution systems for the antilock brakes.
Looking for smart technology? That’s available, too, in the form of rearview camera, parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping, frontal crash warning, automatic emergency braking, a 360 degree parking camera, and a driver information display on the dash.
Test Drive the Optima at Kia of Coatesville
There’s little doubt, if you’re looking for a car that’s going to do the best job of keeping you safe on the roads of Lancaster and Reading, PA, while you drive around Downingtown or Coatesville, or between Gap and Newark, DE, the 2018 Kia Optima safety features are what you want. If you’d like to test drive a new Optima and see for yourself, fill out a contact form or just stop into Kia of Coatesville today and ask about getting behind the wheel!