Safety Features by Model

LX $3,535 - $4,802

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Dual advanced front airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Impact-absorbing door unlocking
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

EX $5,250 - $6,525

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • Dual advanced front airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Impact-absorbing door unlocking
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2006 Kia Optima LX 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2008 Kia Optima LX 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Kia Optima LX 4-door

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

120 months / 100,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / 100,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

12 months/12,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

10 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

164-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

$50

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Power Train > Automatic Transmission > Lever And Linkage > Column Shift Mar 3, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 3, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V153000
Summary:
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 OPTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2005, THROUGH JUNE 13, 2007. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SHIFT CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY, CAUSING TENSION IN THE CABLE. IF PRESENT, THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE CABLE TO DETACH FROM THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY'S DOWEL PIN PREVENTING THE TRANSMISSION FROM BEING SHIFTED. THE SHIFT LEVER CAN THEN BE MOVED INTO THE PARK (P) POSITION WHILE THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION IS STILL IN THE LAST USED GEAR BEFORE DETACHMENT.
Consequence:
IF THE DRIVER LEAVES THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ENGAGING THE PARKING BRAKE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE VEHICLE CAN ROLL INJURE A PERSON IN ITS PATH OR CAUSE A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SHIFT CABLE AND REINSTALL IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNER MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.