The Kia Optima is a fantastic vehicle. So much so, we do not hesitate to compare it to competing models on the market. The Honda Accord is another popular four-door sedan that shares a lot of the similar features of the Kia Optima. Here is a basic rundown of what each vehicle can offer you.
The Accord and Optima offer similar levels of comfort in each vehicle. While you might notice from reading about the dimensions of each vehicle that the Accord is roomier in the back seat, the Optima is far roomier in leg and head space. We notice that a lot of taller drivers have difficulties getting in and out of the Accord, and it may lead to discomfort on longer drives.
The MSRP for each vehicle is something that you should consider. While your actual price may range due to specials and offers, on the whole, the Kia Optima is less expensive that its counterpart. While their Destination Charges are similar (that is the charge that is attached to a vehicle when they transport the vehicles overseas), the overall MRSP puts the Kia Optima at a better rate.
The performance of each vehicle is evenly matched as well. They have equal amounts of torque, but that stat's usefulness varies. On raw power, the Kia Optima outperforms the Accord in almost every category. Combine that with the Optima's smaller turning radius for a tighter control and a more fun ride.
Both vehicles have their merits, but the Kia Optima has a few features and a better MSRP value than the Accord. If you would like to test drive the Kia Optima, head on over to Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX.