Honda Accord vs. Kia Optima

Honda Accord vs. Kia Optima


The 2020 model year has produced a pair of quality vehicles in the latest versions of the Kia Optima and the Honda Accord. If you’ve narrowed your selection to these two cars but need a little help pushing your decision past the finish line, we’ve summed the differences for you.

Comparing the Honda Accord and Kia Optima

Starting with interior space, the new Kia Optima features 15 more cu. ft. of passenger volume than the 2020 Honda Accord. This is evident in the rear head and hip room as well as the front leg, head and hip areas. And despite being roomier on the inside, the Optima is actually shorter in length than the Accord and has a tighter wheelbase for improved nimbleness.

Kia has also found room for a larger gas tank in the Optima, which sports an 18.5-gallon tank compared to the 14.8-gallon tank of the Accord. This means less frequent stops to fill up for Optima drivers. The bigger gas tank in the Kia is mirrored by its bigger engine. The base Optima sports a 2.4L engine while the base Accord has just a 1.5L design.

Last but certainly not least, the 2020 Kia Optima comes standard with blind spot monitoring and smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, both of which require an upgrade in the 2020 Honda Accord.

Test Drive the 2020 Kia Optima in Wilmington, NC

More interior room with less exterior bulk, a bigger engine with a bigger gas tank to fuel it, and more standard technology make the new Kia Optima an easy choice. Come see the 2020 Kia Optima along with other new Kia cars for sale in Wilmington, NC, and make Coastal Kia the right place to make the right decision for your next car.