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2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord

Looking for a new sedan? Want to know how Kia and Honda compare? Find out with our 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord comparison.

You may think that the Accord, being an all-new model for 2018, would be the better option. That’s where you would be wrong. These two models share nearly every feature from remote keyless entry to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. It’s how these two models differ that really should dictate your decision, and we will dive deep into all the numbers below.

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2018 Kia Optima


2018 Honda Accord

$22,500 Base MSRP $27,470
39.8 Inches Front Headroom 37.5 Inches
45.5 Inches Front Legroom 42.3 Inches
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

How do the Optima and Accord sedans compare?

After looking at the price and mulling over the features, you are going to want to actually get inside of one of these vehicles, and the Optima will prove to be far roomier. With over 2 inches of extra headroom and over 3 inches of extra legroom in the front, you’ll be able to stretch out, relax, and truly find your comfort zone in the Optima.

In fact, when it comes to passenger room, the Optima provides a full 104.8 cubic feet. That’s more than the Honda Accord offers at just 102.7 cubic feet. To top it all off, the Optima also gives you a spacious trunk with 15.9 cubic-feet of storage space and a standard 60/40 split folding rear seat.

Finally, when it comes to reliability, you should really consider which vehicle comes with the better powertrain warranty. In that regard, the Optima comes out on top by a mile. In summary, the Optima is much more affordable, provides more interior room, comparable features, and it has a better warranty. Why would anyone pick an Accord?

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