2019 Kia Optima vs Honda Accord

2019 Kia Optima vs Honda Accord

There's no shortage of innovation in the 2019 Kia Optima and Honda Accord, from their standard safety aids to high-tech creature comforts. Both mid-size sedans give you plenty of passenger space, with room for a growing family or lots of friends. They're also great on fuel, balancing modern performance with efficiency. So, which is right for you, the Optima or the Accord? Our comparison guide will help you distinguish between the two.

Longest-Lasting Passenger Comfort: 2019 Kia Optima

If weekdays mean a long commute to work for you, you're going to love the 2019 Optima's restyled cabin. The Optima S model and up feature push-button start and one-touch power windows to help you breeze through your day. In the EX and up, brand new heated leather seats take comfort up a notch.

In the 2019 Honda Accord, you'll find soft-touch materials and plenty of space for a full load of passengers. However, if you're a tall driver, you'll want to test out the front seat to make sure it's a good fit. You might find that you can't keep your knees from hitting the Accord's cabin trim.

2019 Kia Optima Interior

Smoothest, Most Refined Ride: 2019 Kia Optima

In addition to the stylish, modern cabin, the Optima's trademark ride refinement will have you cruising in complete bliss. You can also expect an easygoing performance, with quick responses to your input. Sporty options, like paddle shifters for manual gear-shifting, give you greater control over your ride.

In most situations, the 2019 Honda Accord delivers a refined ride. The suspension provides the ride comfort commuters crave, smoothing over most bumps in the road. There's only one catch - the Accord lets in some tire noise on highway rides, cutting in on your peace and quiet.

Street-Smart Safety: It's a Tie!

Here, both sedans shine. The 2019 Optima and Honda Accord come standard with a bundle of driver assistance features. That means that both mid-size sedans feature forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, technology with the potential to save lives. Their lane keeping assist systems also offer solid protection, gently guiding you back on track when you stray from your intended path. If you've got a highway commute, you'll appreciate the blind-spot warning system, which helps you switch lanes without incident.

2019 Kia Optima on the Road

As the cherry on top, both the Kia Optima and the Honda Accord earned perfect five-star ratings in government crash tests. Those statistics are sure to bring peace of mind to those who are shuttling people on a daily basis

Most Mileage per Gallon: 2019 Honda Accord

Here, the Accord has the edge. When you choose the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and the continuously variable transmission, the Accord earns up to 30 city/38 highway mpg. Of course, the 2019 Kia Optima isn't far behind. With the Optima's 1.6-liter engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, this sedan earns 27/37 mpg. Both mid-size sedans give you a lot of mileage per gallon, but the Accord gives you just a little bit more.

The 2019 Kia Optima checks all the right boxes, making it our first choice. We think you'll agree that it's the right mid-size sedan for you, too, whether you're doing family duty or shopping for a comfy commute. Swing by and test-drive your new Optima today!