|2015 Honda Accord||2015 Kia Optima|
|4-cyl. 185 hp 181 lb-ft.||Engine||4-cyl. 192 hp 181 lb-ft.|
|103.2 cu-ft.||Passenger Volume||102.2 cu-ft.|
|27 City/36 Hwy*||Fuel Economy||23 City/34 Hwy|
2015 Honda Accord vs 2015 Kia Optima
If you’re in the market for a new midsize sedan, you’re likely looking for something that offers reliability, safety and a solid fuel economy. When comparing the 2015 Honda Accord vs the 2015 Kia Optima you’ll notice that the Accord excels in each of these areas. It also offers better standard features and more options for features and powertrains. And though the starting cost of the Accord is slightly higher than the Optima, the overall quality of the sedan from Honda outperforms the Kia at every turn.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated both vehicles and scored the Honda Accord with an all around good rating, whereas the Optima earned an acceptable rating on the small overlap front test. The Accord also offers front crash prevention technology and a standard rearview camera. The Kia only comes with one engine option and though it is slightly more powerful than the Accord’s 4-cylinder, it offers a much lower fuel economy. Honda has also made a V6 available for the Accord, which offers significantly more power and is nearly as efficient as the Optimas four banger.
The 2015 Honda Accord in Dayton
The Honda Accord has a proven track record of reliability and safety, something that is necessary for someone that likes to be on time and doesn’t usually like nasty surprises. The only surprise you will experience with the Accord is how much fun you end up having in a sedan. With an impressive suite of features like Honda LaneWatch, forward collision warning, HondaLink, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, one touch power moonroof and an audio system controlled through a touchscreen you wont mind getting stuck in traffic now and then. You can stretch out in the ample 103.2 cubic feet of passenger space and listen to your favorite calming music while everyone else honks their horns.
With six different trim levels, you can choose just how much you want to go into your Accord. With the sport you can add paddle shifters and a few more horsepower or you can find yourself in the Touring with the V6 engine and 278 horsepower with adaptive cruise control. For more information about the Accord and its options, visit us at Matt Castrucci Honda.
*24 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 4-cylinder Sedan 6MT models. 27 city/36 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sedan CVT models. 26 city/34 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport Sedan CVT models. 21 city/34 highway/26 combined mpg rating for V-6 Sedan models. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.