2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord

The midsize sedan segment is filled with models that top the charts with their popularity. Combining excellent performance with interior comfort and technology features, these models are often the face of their brand. In this comparison between the 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord, you’ll see how one big-name model compares to an upcoming dark horse ready to take over the number one spot for midsize sedans. Check it out!

The Optima is often overshadowed by bigger names like the Accord and the Toyota Camry, but that doesn’t mean those models are better than the Optima. In fact, the Optima earned a Top Safety Pick + award from the IIHS for 2019, an honor that the 2019 Accord did not receive. That’s just the beginning. Check out some of the notable comparisons in the table below!

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Honda Accord

$22,990 MSRP $23,720
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Optional
45.5 inches Front-row Legroom 42.3 inches
6 Number of Speakers 4

Advantages for the 2019 Optima

The Optima is something of a dark horse when considering the best midsize sedans on the market. However, the stats speak for themselves. For starters, the 2019 Optima has three different engine options to choose from, which adds a nice touch of personalization to the car. The Accord only has two. The engine options in the Optima include:

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder with 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.6L turbo with 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L turbo with 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque

In addition to the outstanding performance, the Optima, like the other models in the 2019 Kia lineup, offers a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. This warranty covers drivers for any sort of engine issues that may need to be fixed during that timeframe. This lengthy warranty is matched by few others, including the Accord which only has a 5 year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Optima also offers better standard infotainment features and more interior space on top of more engine options and lengthier warranties.

Don’t settle for the Accord just because they have more commercials on TV. Opting for the Optima will set you up on a long relationship with a car that is both efficient and fun to drive. Check it out for yourself here at Hometown Kia in Mount Hope!

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