2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Honda Accord

Both the 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Honda Accord have plenty to offer drivers. However, when buying a car, you usually have to decide on just one. That’s why we wanted to compare the standard sedan trim levels of the 2017 Kia Optima vs the 2017 Honda Accord to see which one offers the most to consumers.

Starting things off, while the prices of both vehicles are similar, the Kia Optima is more affordable than the Honda Accord. The 2017 Optima has an MSRP of $22,200, while the 2017 Accord has a starting MSRP of $22,455. When it comes to its entertaining and advanced technological features, the Optima also edges out the Accord. Both the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Honda Accord offer MP3 and Bluetooth compatibility, but the Optima also offers two front LCD screens as opposed to the one in the Accord. These features work in tandem with the standard voice recognition program in the Optima, which the Accord doesn’t have voice recognition in its standard trim level.

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2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Honda Accord
$22,200 Starting MSRP $22,455
29 Combined MPG 26
2.4-liter I-4 Engine 2.4-liter I-4
105 cu.ft. Passenger Volume 103 cu.ft.

Performance Differences in the 2017 Kia Optima vs the 2017 Honda Accord

As you can see, the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Honda Accord both come standard with the same kind of engine. The 2.4-liter I-4 regular gas engines found in these vehicles are capable of 185 horsepower. However, where the 2017 Kia Optima shines above the 2017 Honda Accord is in terms of fuel efficiency. The 2017 Optima has a fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway and the 2017 Accord has a rating of 23 city/32 highway. The Optima also has a larger fuel tank capacity, able to hold 18.5 gallons as opposed to the Accord’s 17.2.

If you were interested in test driving the 2017 Optima to see how the 2017 Kia Optima compares vs the 2017 Honda Accord, fill out the form on this page. You can also contact us at Fort Wayne Kia about any questions you may have.

white 2017 Kia Optima
Steering wheel and dashboard of 2017 Kia Optima
front of a white 2017 Kia Optima
seating in the 2017 Kia Optima

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