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4-door sedan

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2011 Kia Optima
2011 Kia Optima

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Small overlap front:
Driver-side

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

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Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

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Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,264 lbs
Peak force 16,720 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.12
Tested vehicle
2011 Kia Optima LX 4-door

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Head restraints & seats
Manual Cloth seat (AHR)

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lights (optional beginning with 2013 models)