2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord

Drivers looking for an attractive large sedan may be interested on one of the models in this 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord comparison. Both of these four-door models offer five passenger seating and come standard with cloth upholstery and many attractive features. They offer similar trunk space, coming in at just under 16 cubic feet for the 2018 Kia Optima and just over 16 cubic feet for the 2018 Accord. While the 2018 Honda Accord has more interior passenger space, the 2018 Optima actually offers more front legroom, which can be important for taller drivers.

However, the Kia model consistently offers standard high-value features. The 2018 Kia Optima offers more standard speakers than the Honda sedan, and comes with several features that are only available on upper trims of the 2018 Honda Accord. Some of these premium standard features on the Kia include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, blind spot monitoring, and rear parking assistance.

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2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord
$22,600 Starting MSRP $23,570
6 Standard Speakers 4
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Available
45.5 inches Front Legroom 42.3 inches

Powertrain Options on the 2018 Kia Optima

Both models in this 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord comparison come with a choice of engine options, but the 2018 Kia Optima actually comes with three possible engines, compared to the 2018 Accord’s two. Whether drivers opt for the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder (185 horsepower), the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (178 horsepower), or the elite 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (245 horsepower) available only on the top SX trim of the Optima, they will receive confident and responsive power.

While the 2018 Honda Accord is a quality model, the 2018 Kia Optima offers many standard features that its Honda rival does not, and it manages to deliver this quality technology at a lower starting MSRP. Here at Team Gunther Kia in Daphne AL, we like this sedan for the value it offers for families and individuals. It can deliver comfortable and confident driving. To learn more about this comparison, or to test drive a 2018 Kia Optima near Mobile AL, contact a member of our sales team or explore our new Kia Optima inventory today.

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luxurious rear seats of the 2018 Kia Optima
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