Kia Optima vs Honda Accord


Kia Optima vs Honda Accord

If you're looking for a safe, comfortable, and ready-to-drive sedan, we're happy to have you here for our comprehensive guide to the 2019 Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord debate. Drivers around the Novi, Livonia, and Southfield areas are going to have a tough but fun time making the decision between these two vehicles.

That's why Feldman Kia wanted to help you make an educated decision on your next sedan-so you can drive off the lot with a vehicle that you can be content with for years.

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Kia Optima vs Honda Accord: Dimensions Competition

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The Honda Accord and Kia Optima are prepared to go wherever you want or need thanks to a 5-seat capacity and plenty of room for you and your passengers to relax. When it comes to a cabin able to keep the whole family happy regardless of the distance to grandma's house, you'll notice below that the Optima provides more wiggle room:


Kia Optima

Honda Accord

Headroom (Front/Rear)

39.8/37.8 inches

39.5/37.3 inches

Legroom (Front/Rear)

45.5/35.6 inches

42.3/40.4 inches

Hip Room (Front/Rear)

56/56 inches

55.3/55 inches

As you can see, everyone will have ample space to move around in the Optima-so you can jump in and head out for a weekend road trip.

Kia Optima vs Honda Accord:  Entertainment and Interior Conveniences

optima interiorSit down in the cockpit of the Kia Optima and you won't want to leave. Thanks to a three-mode Drive Mode Select, you can choose from Comfort, Eco, or Sport modes depending on what you're feeling that day. Honda, unfortunately, doesn't include this feature standard on every Accord, and it's only available on select models.

There's an 8-inch touchscreen display mounted in the center of the dashboard, which is where you can control your 6-speaker audio system. The Accord only has a 7-inch display and lacks any touch capability. Additionally, the 2019 Optima is the only sedan that is equipped with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity at the base model.

Optima vs Accord: Safety Features


Each sedan has a safety suite to make you feel confident in its ability to keep you and your family safe. Of course, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) systems as well as an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) come standard in the 2019 Accord and Optima. However, Kia took traction and driver control two steps further.

You'll find a Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) in every Optima that's ready to help you shift smoothly from the brake pedal to the accelerator. Another feature the Optima takes advantage of is a secondary stabilizing system, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). It provides more directional support by braking individual wheels and lowering engine power when necessary.

Take the Kia Optima for a Test Drive Today

We understand that our Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord guide shows that both of these go-to sedans are great options for the whole family. They're spacious, full of interior features, and offer state-of-the-art safety. However, the automotive experts at Feldman Kia think that you'll enjoy driving the 2019 Kia Optima wherever you want to go.

We welcome drivers around the Novi, Livonia, and Southfield areas to come down to our dealership to schedule a test drive and get behind the wheel of the Optima today.


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