For the 2017 Kia Optima hybrid and plug in NHTSA Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating
VEHICLE STABILITY MANAGEMENT (VSM)
For additional steering-direction-control capability,
VSM intervenes in appropriate situations to help the
driver regain control of the vehicle.
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
ESC provides improved directional stability to help
maintain better control in difficult driving situations.
During emergency maneuvers, it works to control the
engine and brakes to help keep your Optima on course.
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)
When TCS senses wheelspin during acceleration, it
uses a combination of both engine power and brake
force to help transfer power to the wheels that
have the most traction.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE-FORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
To help maintain more consistent braking as
vehicle loads and weight distribution change, the
EBD system is designed to automatically adjust
the front-to-rear balance of brake pressure.
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM (BAS)
If BAS detects emergency braking, based on how
quickly you step on the brake pedal, it is designed
to instantly apply full braking force, which helps
shorten your overall stopping distance.
HILL-START ASSIST CONTROL (HAC)
When starting off on a steep hill, HAC automatically
holds the brake pressure for two seconds after you
take your foot off the brake pedal.
ADVANCED AIRBAG SYSTEM
An advanced airbag system helps protect driver and
passengers with dual front, front seat-mounted side, and
full-length side curtain airbags.15
AIRBAG & SEAT-BELT SENSORS
This advanced system monitors the severity of certain
impacts, the presence of a front passenger and seat-belt
use, and then controls airbag inflation accordingly.15
FRONT & REAR CRUMPLE ZONES
Both front and rear crumple zones are engineered
to help absorb and dissipate impact energy, helping
to preserve the basic structural integrity of the
passenger compartment in certain collisions.
SIDE-IMPACT DOOR BEAMS
All doors are reinforced with steel beams to help
absorb impact energy and deflect side-impact
force. The body’s support pillars are reinforced to
help strengthen the body of the vehicle.
FRONT SEAT-BELT PRETENSIONERS
Pretensioners have been designed to tighten the
front seat belts in the event of certain collisions.
This can help to reduce the likelihood of injuries.
HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE SEAT-BELT ANCHORS
The front height-adjustable seat-belt anchors
allow the driver and front-passenger seat belts
to be raised and lowered for a proper fit, helping
ensure effective operation.
Dual front advanced airbags
Dual front seat-mounted side airbags
Full-length side curtain airbags
Driver’s knee airbag
Front & rear 3-point seat belts
Front seat-belt pretensioners
Height-adjustable front seat-belt anchors
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Brake Assist System (BAS)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Side-impact door beams
Front & rear crumple zones
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH)