Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord near Waterbury, CT

2017 Kia Optima

2017 Honda Accord

The 2017 Kia Optima Stands Up Against Its Competition

The sedan class is extensive, with multiple different brands, makes, and models, and it can be hard to find the perfect sedan for you. We, here at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT, encourage you to take a look at the Kia Optima. This sedan stands out among the rest with its stunning design, outstanding features, and comfortable interior, but how does it compare to one of its greatest competitors: the Honda Accord Sedan? Whether you are in the Waterbury, Bristol, Milford, or Naugatuck areas feel free to peruse our comparison below.

Compare And Contrast The Kia Optima And The Honda Accord Sedan

  • One of the biggest deciding factors when it comes to purchasing a new car is the price tag. The Kia Optima contains a smaller base MSRP than that of the Honda Accord Sedan base MSRP.
  • Besides the upfront cost, the Kia Optima also has a better basic and powertrain warranty. The basic warranty is 60 months/60,000 miles and the powertrain warranty is 120 months/100,000 miles versus the Honda's 36 months/36,000 mile and 60 months/60,000 mile warranties.
  • We always need more space, whether it's for passengers or cargo. The Kia Optima has more passenger and cargo volume than the Honda Accord Sedan which grants you more necessary leg, hip, and head room as well as more space for all of your gear, groceries, and equipment.
  • The two base models have a comparable engine, similar gas mileage, and an outstanding front wheel drive system, but the Kia Optima's highest trim level, the Kia Optima SXL Turbo, is more eco-friendly than that of the top trim level of the Honda Accord Sedan and also contains a bigger gas tank.
  • The Kia Optima has received five stars in the NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test, which is one more star than the Honda Accord Sedan, and includes the innovative front active headrests that move forward when you are hit from behind to help prevent neck and spine injuries.

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