The Honda Accord was one of the most highly anticipated sedans of the 2018 model year. Now that it has released and is available, you probably want to know how it stacks up against the competition. We understand that doing the research to compare vehicles can be time consuming, and that's why we're here to help make your search for a new car hassle-free by matching up the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Kia Optima, a top competitor in the midsize sedan segment.
It's unfortunate that midsize sedans suffer from a stereotype of being dull and uninspiring. It takes just one look at the engine underneath the hood of these two models to know that these cars are anything but boring. In this case, however, the Accord Touring 2.0T comes equipped with a 252-horsepower engine that pumps out up to 273 lb-ft of torque. That is considerably more than the engine found in the Optima SX Turbo. The Accord Touring 2.0T does one more by having a slight edge in fuel economy too.*
2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T
2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo
|252 hp, 273 lb-ft of torque||Engine Specs||245 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque|
|40.4 inches||Rear Seat Legroom||35.6 inches|
|22 city/32 hwy*||MPG||22 city/31 hwy|
|16.7 cubic feet||Cargo Space||15.9 cubic feet|
One thing that can't quite be conveniently organized in a chart is the value you get from a vehicle... specifically, what features does it come standard with compared to its competitor. The Accord Touring 2.0T model has a number of standard features that the Optima SX Turbo does not, and these include remote start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a lane departure warning system and an adaptive cruise control system.
Things only get better once you start looking at the interior spaciousness of the Accord, as it has considerable rear seat legroom while still providing a ton of cargo space in the trunk. To learn more about the 2018 Honda Accord and how it matches up against the 2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo, be sure to contact us at Hilton Head Honda and get behind the wheel with a test drive.
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.