Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County are stunningly beautiful areas that need to be explored. To experience all they have to offer, you need a dependable vehicle. The 2020 Honda Accord and Kia Optima are two highly sought-after sedans that can provide years of happiness at the beach.Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach put together this comparison so you can see how these two vehicles stack up against each other. Read through our Honda Accord vs. Kia Optima comparison to find out which car will come out on top!
When it comes to engines, the new Honda Accord and Kia Optima are very similar. There are multiple engine options available to you with each vehicle. The Accord boasts 192 horsepower with its base trim 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo engine, while the Optima offers a 2.4L 4-cylinder that generates 185 horsepower.
They each feature available 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The 2.0-liter engine in the Accord boasts an impressive 252 horsepower, but the engine in the Optima falls short at 245 horsepower.
Spend less time at the pump and more time at the beach! When comparing the Honda Accord vs. Kia Optima fuel economy, the Accord wins out with an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city and 38 MPG highway for the LX, EX, and EX-L 1.5L trims,1 while the Optima offers an EPA-estimated 25 MPG city and 35 MPG highway at its best.
When you’re cruising along the coast, you want to have a car with enough interior accommodations to keep you comfortable. The 2020 Honda Accord and Kia Optima both offer available 12-way power-adjustable front seats, so you can customize your driver’s seat to suit your body’s needs. For warm, sunny beach days, these vehicles have you covered with available ventilated seating to cool you down.
When it comes to cabin dimensions, though, the Honda Accord has a leg up on the competition. Your passengers will be thankful for 40.4 inches of rear legroom and a total 105.6 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Accord. The Optima may leave them feeling slightly cramped with only 35.6 inches of legroom and an overall passenger volume of 104.8 cubic feet.
Smaller sedans don’t always mean that you should compromise on cargo space. The Optima features 15.9 cubic feet of space, while the Accord provides 16.7 cubic feet. Also found in the trunk of the Accord is a trunk drawer to secure smaller items and a cargo hook to hold your grocery bags upright during travel.
With such comfortable front seats, you’ll want to be able to have a variety of entertainment options to fully complete the experience. These sedans each offer available 8-inch touchscreens, so you can customize your music experience. Fully enjoy your music with 10-speaker sound systems available. You might be able to hear those speakers a little better in the Accord, though, since it offers Active Noise Cancellation™ to block out excessive engine and road noise.
When comparing the Honda Accord to the Kia Optima, there are some features available on the Accord that the Optima does not have. An available Head-Up Display on the Accord is a feature designed to keep your eyes on the road. It will display important driver information, like speed and incoming calls, right on the windshield in front of you.
When we compare the Honda Accord vs. the Kia Optima, there are a lot of similarities, making these two sedans very desirable. However, we believe that drivers in Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County will prefer the 2020 Honda Accord for its added passenger room and driver technology.
Come experience why the Accord rises to the top at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach. Stop by and schedule a test drive today!