2019 Kia Optima vs Honda Accord

When it comes to finding your next new sedan, you have plenty of choices to choose from. However, two models rise above the rest - the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Honda Accord. These two vehicles sport some incredible performance specs, luxurious interiors, and top-of-the-line features.

So, how will sedan shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle choose between them? That's what we at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg hope to do with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see which model comes out on top!

Optima vs Accord: Performance

Both the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Honda Accord offer three different powertrain options as well as front-wheel drivetrains and automatic transmissions. Depending on the powertrain that you choose in either vehicle, you can expect fuel economies close to an impressive EPA-estimated 40 highway MPG1 and a power output above 200 horsepower.

One extra feature you'll get with the Optima, though, is a Sportmatic® Sports Shifter. This shifter gives you a boost in pickup making for a sportier and more enjoyable ride. With the Accord, you won't be able to add a sport shifter like this.

Optima vs Accord: Interior Comfort

The interiors of the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Honda Accord offer five seats. However, the Optima caters to passengers of all sizes and shapes while passengers will have to squeeze a bit in the Accord with the following dimensions:



Front Headroom

39.8 inches

39.5 inches

Front Legroom

45.5 inches

42.3 inches

Rear Headroom

37.8 inches

37.3 inches

Rear Hip Room

56.0 inches

55.0 inches

On top of all this space you'll get in the Optima, you'll also get a dual-zone automatic climate control system and heating capabilities for both front and rear outboard seats. You'll also get a dual-zone climate system in the Accord but you'll miss out on the heated rear seats.

Optima vs Accord: Features

Both the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Honda Accord sport some incredible technology features including infotainment systems with large touchscreen displays and a variety of advanced driver assistive features.

In both models, you'll find Lane Keeping Systems, Blind Spot Warning, Automatic High Beams, and Forward Collision Warning. These features are designed to act like a second set of eyes on the road to boost both safety and confidence on the road.

The Optima takes technology a step further, though, with its available Surround Vision Monitor. This features gives you a 360-degree bird's-eye view of your surroundings right on your 8-inch touchscreen display. The Accord, on the other hand, only offers a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord: Which One?

As you can see, the 2019 Kia Optima comes out on top in every way. Now that you've had a taste of what this sedan has to offer, it's time to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself. Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg!

1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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