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Kia Optima, Sportage Earn Five-Star Safety Rating in Europe

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2016 Kia Optima Silhouette

The Kia Optima (pictured above) and Sportage earned a five-star safety rating from the Euro NCAP

For Kia, safety is a priority. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the all-new Kia Optima and Kia Sportage have both been awarded the maximum five-star crash safety rating by Euro NCAP (the equivalent of the United States’ NHTSA) in its latest round of safety testing.

Regardless of whether the two Kia models are protecting adult passengers or children, each performed spectacularly. The Optima scored an 89% in testing for adult protection, while the Sportage scored 90%. For child occupant protection, the Sportage came in at 83%, while the Optima got an impressive 86%.

2016 Kia Sportage sunset

Advanced safety technologies have helped the Sportage (pictured above) and Optima earn top safety ratings


The 2016 Kia Optima was especially acknowledged for its ability to offer high levels of protection during the frontal offset test and the side barrier impact test.

To help offer consumers the safest vehicles possible, Kia makes active safety assist technologies available in all its vehicles. Because of this, both models scored 71% in the “Safety Assist” category, which has become an important part of NCAP’s independent testing process.

These advances safety technologies include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist System, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and more. With this technology, along with a variety of engineering feats, the Kia Optima and Kia Sportage remain some of the safest vehicles in Europe.