KIA Optima 2015

The 2015 Kia Optima hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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ANCAP 5 Star Safety Rating - Tested in 2015

The tested model of Kia Optima was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in November 2015. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 33.47 out of 38
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.42 out of 8
    Frontal Offset Test 7.96 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Pole Test 8 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 2.1 out of 3
    AEB (City) 0 out of 3
Child Occupant Protection 42.52 out of 49
Safety Assist 9.63 out of 13
    Speed Assistance System 0 out of 3
    ESC 3 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support System 1 out of 1
    AEB (Interurban) 2.63 out of 3
Pedestrian Protection 24.29 out of 36

Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual frontal, side chest and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard. Adaptive cruise control (ACC), autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) are standard on all Optima variants.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.96 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.91 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts
What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Full Width Frontal Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* 13.67 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 1.67 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

The Australasian Optima lacks seat belt pretensioners for the rear outboard seat belts that were present on the vehicle tested by Euro NCAP.

What is full width frontal test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Note: Scaled scores. Total test score out of 16.00 points.

What is pole test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

Front: 1.48 points
Rear: 0.63 points
AEB (City): 0.00 points

The Australasian Optima has AEB City as standard and performed well. However, the system was not rewarded because front-seat whiplash protection was marginal.

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

Crash Test Performance
18 month old child: 12.00 points
3 year old child: 11.52 points

Child Safety Features & Child Seat Installation
Safety features: 7.00 points
Installation check: 12.00 points

NOTE: The child restraints tested by Euro NCAP are relevant to the European market. For Australasian consumers, this information should be used as a guide to vehicle features only. For more detailed information about Australian child restraints visit childcarseats.com.au.

Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Adult & child head impacts: 15.07 points
Upper leg impacts: 3.22 points
Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

This vehicle scored 24.29 out of 36 points (Acceptable). The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. Protection of the pelvis was mixed, ranging from good at some test points to poor at others. The bonnet offered mostly good or adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian, with weak and poor results recorded along the base of the windscreen and on the stiff windscreen pillars. The Optima's AEB system is designed to avoid collisions with pedestrians but was not assessed by Euro NCAP in 2015 and so the system cannot be rewarded here. (Tested by Euro NCAP v8.3)


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
8.3 L/100km 194 g/km

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