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When it comes to fuel efficiency, safety, and good looks, the Honda Accord and Kia Optima are two midsize sedans that immediately come to mind. At the end of the day, which one is really the better car? That’s what our Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine team has set out to determine in this handy article.
If you live anywhere around Santa Ana, Tustin, Mission Viejo, or any surrounding California communities, we encourage you to read this comparison. Afterward, schedule your test drive!
Right off the bat, you’ll notice the 2020 Accord is able to achieve up to an EPA-estimated 30 city and 38 highway MPG for the LX, EX, and EX-L 1.5T trims.1 Of course, that’s just the all-gas-powered model. If you decide to go with the hybrid, those numbers can jump to an EPA-estimated 48 city and 47 highway MPG—truly incredible!1
The 2020 Optima falls short in this department. While 27 city and 37 highway MPG are excellent figures, they simply aren’t a match for the Accord.
The Honda sedan is a strong contender in this category with its standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies. By helping you stay aware of the road and the others who inhabit it, these features can hopefully prevent a serious collision. They include:
Thankfully, the Kia sedan holds its own in this regard. The Kia DRIVE WiSE suite of safety technologies is comparable to Honda Sensing®, especially considering it has an advanced Smart Cruise Control function.
Last but certainly not least, looks do matter—at least when it comes to sedans like the Honda Accord and Kia Optima. Let’s check out the Accord interior and exterior, and then we’ll touch upon the Optima:
Interior: Ergonomic design, soft-touch materials, high-quality trim, available leather-wrapped steering wheel, available leather-trimmed seating, Active Noise Cancellation™, and more truly force us to ask: “What more could you possibly want?”
Exterior: With paint colors like Platinum White Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Champagne Frost Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and more (seven in total), you’re all set to turn heads.
The Optima features a similarly expansive palette of colors as well as available leather upholstery. You can deck this sedan out to look just as sporty as the Accord!
When it comes to trunk design, however, you’ll have more cargo space in the Honda sedan. The Accord features 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume—nearly a full cubic foot more than the 15.9 cubic feet available in the Optima trunk.
This Honda Accord vs. Kia Optima comparison was meant to show you what each sedan brings to the table as well as how they differ in performance, design, and features. We hope that you found this comparison helpful in your car-buying endeavors, but if you need to learn more about the 2020 Accord and its advantages, you can always swing by our dealership for a closer look.
If you live around Mission Viejo, Tustin, or Santa Ana, it’s time to get in touch with Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine for a test drive. Fuel efficiency, safety, and style await!