Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord near Waterbury, CT


2018 Kia Optima



2018 Honda Accord

The 2018 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 offers a more affordable base price of $22,500 MSRP compared to the Honda Accord Sedan's base price of $23,570 MSRP.
  • Besides the upfront cost, the Kia Optima also has a better basic and powertrain warranty, offering you peace of mind for years and miles to come. The basic warranty is 5 years/60,000 miles and the powertrain warranty is 10 years/100,000 miles. This is especially attractive when you compare it to the Honda Accord's 3 years/36,000 mile and 5 years/60,000 mile warranties.
  • We could always use more passenger space when we drive, and the Kia Optima delivers. It provides more front and rear head room as well as more front leg room than the Honda Accord sedan, granting you more space to stretch out on everything from quick errands to long road trips.
  • The base Kia Optima provides you with more useful standard features than the base Honda Accord, including a parking assistance feature and satellite radio; these are only available on higher trim levels of the Accord.
  • The base Kia Optima also gives you a more engaging ride thanks to its standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The Honda Accord's standard CVT simply pales in comparison.
  • The Kia Optima has received a Five Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS, ensuring you have a safer drive every time you take the wheel.


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