Safety Features by Model

SX $14,069 - $15,954

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

EX $9,643 - $11,428

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

LX $10,163 - $11,896

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

SX w/Limited Pkg $12,135 - $14,050

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg $26,800

MSRP

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

Front Crash Prevention Ratings

Overall
Not Available

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

  • 2012 Kia Optima driver-side small overlap test
  • 2011 Kia Optima side test

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.
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.