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2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord

The mid-size sedan segment is one of the most popular and thus is packed with high-performing, efficient, and innovative options. Two of the top options in this competitive sedan segment are the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2018 Honda Accord. But which is the superior sedan? The victory goes to the 2019 Kia Optima for a number of reasons:


Affordability is one of the most important factors that drivers consider when purchasing a new vehicle. The 2019 Optima is noticeably more affordable than the 2018 Accord: The Optima starts at just $22,900 while the Accord’s base model retails for $23,570.

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Interior Space

The Kia Optima is more comfortable to ride in, especially because it offers more interior space than the Honda Accord. In total, the 2019 Kia Optima offers up to 120.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, an obvious win over the 2018 Honda Accord’s limited 105.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. You can really feel the difference when you sit inside: The 2019 Optima offers more front leg room (45.5 inches compared to 42.3 inches), front hip room (56 inches compared to 55.3 inches), second-row head room (37.8 inches compared to 37.3 inches), and second-row hip room (56 inches compared to 55 inches).

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Kia offers some of the longest, most comprehensive warranties in the industry. That earns another win for the 2019 Kia Optima, which carries a basic five-year/60,000 mile warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The 2018 Honda Accord barely offers half of that with a basic three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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Safety is too close to call. The 2018 Honda Accord earned great scores in crash testing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2019 Kia Optima has not yet undergone this testing, but it is expected to perform just as well. Plus, a bevy of standard advanced safety technologies across all trim levels seemingly gives the Optima a leg up. These standard safety technologies include Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Park Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R). Additional safety features are available, including the Surround View Monitor (SVM), Dynamic Bending Lights (DBL), and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G).

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