Kia Optima vs Honda Accord Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2019 Kia Optima EX Turbo FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$27,470
Invoice
$25,130
Average Price Paid
$24,737
5,788 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,748
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,720
86 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No Expert Reviews
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

While American sedans have come and gone, the Honda Accord has kept a singular purpose (and the same name) for 42 straight years. It’s reliable, roomy, efficient, and unpretentious. Ye...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
50
writes:
2.0 turbo is the way to go. Gas mileage is really good if you can keep it out of sports mode. Cant go wrong wi...
Front Seats Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD worse.
"Leather feels premium and the seats are softer. The sides hug your body."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD better.
"Truck has lots of cargo space since that is what is meant to carry."
writes:
Sport trim is the best car in the class for sporty driving.
Handling Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 worse.
"Sport trim has no equal in the class. Can give a gti a run for your money and haul people on a trip comfortably"
Value Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 better.
"With Napa leather and 360 camera available for under 36k and the fit and finish to rival a luxury car this should be top of your list for a near luxury experience."
20
writes:
For me, the price difference between the 1.5 and 2.0 is what made me go w the 1.5.

Specs

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.3:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 16.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,100 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 192.2 in
Width 73.2 in 73.3 in
Height 57.7 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Champagne Frost Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Kona Coffee Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Side Underbody Spoiler
  • Tires: Toyo
  • Wheels: 19" Black Alloy
  • Wheels: 19" Chrome-Look Alloy

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