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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
MSRP
$25,700
Invoice
$24,030
Average Price Paid
$24,719
3,872 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$27,470
Invoice
$25,130
Average Price Paid
$25,204
7,895 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
Fair Price
$25,828
Good Price
$23,840
Great Price
$22,704
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Fair Price
$26,167
Good Price
$24,481
Great Price
$23,516

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,934
54 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,804
46 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Optima has been a player in the midsize sedan class since 2001, but only in the past few years has it become a force to be reckoned with. Kia has been working to keep the Optim...

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.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"The brand new Accord is every bit a luxury vehicle with a Honda emblem. From the stylish looks on the outside, the massive performance upgrades under the hood, and the elegant design and features inside, it blows away the rest of the competition! This is not even a question! Once you test drive the Accord and see the performance of being in sport mode and then switch over to econ mode for a more relaxed ride you will clearly see how this vehicle is hands down the car of the year. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"More spacious, safer, and a smoother ride! I was able to quickly and easily put both car seats in the backseat of the Accord and neither of my daughters were kicking the back of the front seats, which theyre easily capable of doing in the Kia and even my Odyssey! They loved being able to see the navigation screen from the backseat and their comfort made choosing the Accord an easy decision. "
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
10
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."
10
writes:
The fixed tablet on the dash is clunky, seats are ok, not plush. The ride is ok. I cant purchase a car because...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum AWD better.
"The seats in the Fusion Platinum fit well, are very firm and comfortable. The color is great."
Family Car Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum AWD better.
"The Fusion Platinum AWD is a dream to drive. This vehicle is very comfortable on the road. The navigation system is built in, and looks like it was planned."
70
writes:
I just bought the car, its comfortable, specious, powerful and fun to attack corners on the back roads. Honda ...
Power Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry XLE V6 worse.
"252 HP seems not much till the moment you floor the gas pedal, is more than enough and when in Sport the sound of the engine is just great. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry XLE V6 worse.
"No fake 4 pipes, just two but the shape of the car from any side is just beautiful only the front needs some improvement but the side and the back view are not only sporty but elegant as well"
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Toyota Avalon Limited worse.
"Better back support, more leg room"
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota Avalon Limited better.
"Easier to get into it on out, more quiet and more settled drive"

Specs

2018 Kia Optima
EX
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.82 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard 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
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard 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

2018 Kia Optima
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver

Option Packages

  • Premium Package
  • Technology Package
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

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