2016 Kia Optima Kia Motors America's best-selling vehicle, the 2016 Optima, has earned the highest prize possible: the Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) by the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when geared with the additional front crash prevention. As you might know, the ratings are given in each of the five crashworthiness tests, along with the integration of active safety technologies to aid the crash prevention. As expected, the trustworthy Optima received "good" crashworthiness ratings and excellent rates for the optional front-crash prevention system.

In order to be qualified for the TSP+ award, IIHS tests require from each vehicle to earn "good" ratings in five tests: small overflap front, moderate overflap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints. All this with "advanced" and "superior" ratings for front crash preventions.

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In fact, we have told you a lot about the Kia Optima. Constructed under the watchful eye of brand's chief design officer, Peter Schreyer, the 2016 Optima maintains athletic spirit with muscular appearance, powerful and efficient drivetrain system and tons of optional and customizable features. Coming fresh from Kia's plant in West Point, Georgia in five trim levels, LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and SXL, this sweetie surely deserves this prestigious prize.

So, what do you think? Did the 2016 Optima deserve it?

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Source: Kia