2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord

Mid-sized sedans have always been a popular family vehicle, with plenty of space for passengers and cargo alike. But when you are looking to buy a new car, you have to go through your options and compare them to find the best option. The Kia Optima has always been a popular choice, and the new 2018 Kia Optima is no exception, but what happens when we compare it to the 2018 Honda Accord?

Both are great sedans that offer amazing features and competitive fuel economy for drivers, but the Kia Optima seems to pull ahead in some pretty important areas. The Kia Optima beats the Honda Accord in fuel economy and interior volume. Letting passengers feel more comfortable and relaxed during a long trip. Though the Accord does offer a bit more cargo space than the Optima, giving drivers more room to pack belongings.

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2018 Kia Optima
2018 Honda Accord
28 CTY / 37 HWY Fuel Economy (MPG) 28 CTY / 34 HWY
18.5 Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 17.2
15.9 Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft) 16.7
120.7 Max Interior Volume (cu. Ft) 105.6

2018 Kia Optima Advantages

While similar, these sedans still have unique engine designs that differ from each other—the Kia Optima having a 1.6-liter Turbocharged engine with 7-speed automated manual transmission and the Honda Accord having a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine with 6-speed manual transmission. One of the ways the Optima stands out from the Accord are the speakers, the Optima offers more speakers which helps the audio sound crisp and clear.

Also, while both of them offer great standard safety features, the 2018 Kia Optima has Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Parking Assist System—and they all come standard whereas they are only optional with the 2018 Accord!

These great features are what makes the 2018 Kia Optima such a good deal, providing more standard features for your money compared to most of the competition.

2018 Kia Optima exterior full side view
2018 Kia Optima exterior side mirror capabilities
2018 Kia Optima interior front dash view
2018 Kia Optima interior rear backup camera

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