2010 Kia Optima  RealSafeCars51Safety Rating

#86 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#155 of all 2010 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Kia Optima
The Optima, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2001, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The Optima has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2015. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2010 Kia Optima is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Kia Optima has a score of 51, implying a 0.08% chance of driver death (7.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Kia Optima has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0802% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 9.1605%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0802% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 9.1605% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Kia Optima is 67% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Kia Optima is 56% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9041Kia OptimaHyundai SonataMitsubishi LancerMazda 3Toyota CamryMazda 6Suzuki KizashiChrysler SebringFord FusionDodge AvengerPontiac G6Honda AccordComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Kia Optima with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 90. The 2010 Kia Optima is less safe than the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Mazda 3, the 2010 Honda Accord, the 2010 Pontiac G6, the 2010 Dodge Avenger, the 2010 Ford Fusion, the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2010 Mazda 6, and the 2010 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2010 Hyundai Sonata.

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