Safety Features by Model

LX $7,110 - $8,673

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors, emergency locking retractors
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Dual-note horn
  • Emergency trunk release handle
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Impact-triggered auto door unlocking

EX $10,397 - $12,052

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors, emergency locking retractors
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Dual-note horn
  • Emergency trunk release handle
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Impact-triggered auto door unlocking

SX $10,244 - $11,945

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors, emergency locking retractors
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Dual-note horn
  • Emergency trunk release handle
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Impact-triggered auto door unlocking

EX Hybrid *Ltd Avail* $8,632 - $10,189

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes -inc: active hydraulic boost braking (AHB)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors, emergency locking retractors
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Dual-note horn
  • Emergency trunk release handle
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Impact-triggered auto door unlocking

EX Hybrid $26,500

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes -inc: active hydraulic boost braking (AHB)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors, emergency locking retractors
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Dual-note horn
  • Emergency trunk release handle
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • Impact-triggered auto door unlocking

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2011 Kia Optima LX 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Frontal Ratings Small Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2012 Kia Optima LX 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Kinematics
Structure
Femur Pelvis
Foot Tibia

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2011 Kia Optima EX 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: 2011 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

Engine And Engine Cooling Mar 31, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 31, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V224000
Summary:
Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
Consequence:
Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
Air Bags Jun 1, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 1, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V363000
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.
Consequence:
If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is planned to begin on July 27, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
Exterior Lighting , Service Brakes, Hydraulic Apr 1, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 1, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V114000
Summary:
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
Consequence:
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
Fuel System, Gasoline, Engine Dec 19, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 19, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V907000
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.