2019 Honda Accord vs Kia Optima

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, Rancho Santa Margarita, or any surrounding California communities, we encourage you to read this comparison. Afterward, schedule your test drive!

Honda Accord vs Kia Optima: Fuel Efficiency

Right off the bat, you’ll notice the 2019 Accord is able to achieve up to 30 city and 38 highway MPG1. Of course, that’s just the standard sedan model. If you decide to go with the hybrid, those numbers can jump up to 48 city and 48 highway MPG1—truly incredible!

The 2019 Optima falls short in this department. Frankly, 25 city and 35 highway MPG simply aren’t going to cut it.

Safety: High-Tech, Driver-Assistive Features

Honda’s 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, they can hopefully prevent a serious collision. Features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

Thankfully, Kia’s sedan holds its own in this regard. Kia’s DRIVE WiSE suite of safety technologies is comparable to Honda Sensing®, especially considering it has an Advanced Smart Cruise Control function.

Good Looks on the Inside and Outside

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’s interior and exterior, and then we’ll touch upon the Optima:

Interior: Ergonomic design, soft-touch, high-quality trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed seating, Active Noise Cancellation™, and more—it truly forces us to ask: “What more could you possibly want?”

Exterior: Between paint colors like San Marino Red, Platinum White Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Champagne Frost Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and a ton of others, you’re all set to turn heads.

Unfortunately, we can’t honestly say the 2019 Kia Optima is looking as good as the 2019 Honda Accord; it offers less colors and options to customize your ride. While the Optima has its redeeming qualities, it just can’t stand a chance against the Accord.

Contact Us for a Test Drive!

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, style, and features. We hope that you found this comparison helpful in your car-buying endeavors, but if you need to learn more about the 2019 Accord and its advantages, you can always swing by our dealership for a closer look.

If you live around Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.

1 Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.