2019 Honda Accord vs 2019 Kia Optima

Gray 2019 Honda Accord LX on an Asphalt Road vs Blue 2019 Kia Optima on a Country Highway

A highlight of the Honda model lineup, the 2019 Honda Accord stands out from many competitors in the midsize sedan segment. Armed with an athletic style, fun-to-drive powertrains, a wealth of innovative features and a family-friendly design, the Honda Accord will check all the boxes for Austin-area families. Find out how the Honda Accord compares to a premier competitor in the midsize sedan class with this 2019 Honda Accord vs 2019 Kia Optima comparison.

The 2019 Honda Accord can be tailored to fit your needs and budget with five standard trim levels – LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring – that each make room for five passengers. Honda Accord LX and Sport trim levels possess 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space in base configurations. Honda Accord Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring trims equipped with the 10-speed automatic transmission provide 102.7 cubic feet of passenger space. With 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space – a number the Kia Optima cannot match – the Honda Accord is perfect for family adventures.

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2019 Honda Accord VS 2019 Kia Optima
$23,720* Base MSRP $22,990
192-Horsepower 1.5-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder (Accord LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring) Standard Engine 185-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
5 Passengers/105.6 Cubic Feet Passenger Space 5 Passengers/104.8 Cubic Feet
16.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 15.9 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Honda Accord and Kia Optima?

Families in search of an affordable midsize sedan that delivers a world-class experience may find that the Honda Accord fits the bill and this 2019 Honda Accord vs 2019 Kia Optima comparison may help you find the right fit. With a price tag that starts at $23,720, the entry-level Honda Accord LX delivers impressive value. Highlights of the Honda Accord LX standard equipment list include 17-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, LED Daytime Running Lights, Honda Sensing® safety features, automatic high beams, LED headlights, LED taillights, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth.

Drivers who desire a more aggressive style may find that the Honda Accord Sport trim fits the bill. The Honda Accord Sport features 19-inch wheels, larger front brakes, LED fog lights, a dynamic rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a leatherette interior, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additional upgrades to the Honda Accord spec sheet will vary by trim level and include a power moonroof, heated and cooled seats, leather-trimmed seats, a 450-watt premium audio system, a wireless phone charger and onboard Wi-Fi.

To deliver the athletic performance that many drivers crave, the Honda Accord LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring trims come standard with a 192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. When paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission, the 1.5-liter Honda Accord LX, EX and EX-L trim levels will earn 30 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg combined**. A six-speed manual transmission is an option for the Honda Accord Sport. With an upgrade to Accord Sport, EX-L and Touring trims, you can opt for a more powerful 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an available six-speed manual transmission in the Accord Sport.

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* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

** Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

 

Red 2019 Honda Accord Front Exterior on a City Street
2019 Honda Accord Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Display Audio Touchscreen
2019 Honda Accord Front Seat Interior
2019 Honda Accord Center Console and Cupholders