The Optima Plug-In Hybrid with advanced safety.

Strength in wonders.

We’ve integrated advanced technology in every facet of the Optima Plug-In Hybrid design. And its safety is no different. Engineered with reliable active and passive systems built to protect, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is peace of mind on every journey.


Your protection is our priority.

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid is built strong from the inside out. With advanced Iso-Structure™ construction that features 53% advanced, high-strength steel for improved rigidity. But protection doesn’t stop at the frame: front, seat-mounted side-curtain, and driver’s knee-height airbags are ready to deploy when needed.


The 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Iso-structure.

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid uses over 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), helping to substantially increase body rigidity.

Airbags in the 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

The advanced airbag system features dual front, front-seat-mounted-side, and full-length side curtain airbags. High-tech sensors can detect the level of an impact and presence of a front passenger, helping to control airbag inflation.

Intelligently responsive.

Road conditions, weather, and other drivers are elements that can make driving unpredictable. But there is one thing you can count on: the Optima Plug-In Hybrid’s standard advanced active safety systems that help give you the kind of vehicle control you need to handle the unexpected.


The 2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid control features.

Maintain control when it matters most. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps you keep on course, while Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) helps maintain steering control when driving under adverse road conditions. Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your vehicle in place as you move off an incline.

Braking features in the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

Advanced braking for improved efficiency: Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) adjusts braking, front to rear, depending on load. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce skidding. And the High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors tire pressure in all four tires.

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