2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord

2018 kia optima and 2018 honda accord side by side

With many drivers trading in their sedans for crossover SUVs, you may get the idea that the full-size sedan market is dead. Well, that's not true. You just have to make a great vehicle to get noticed. Fortunately for drivers in search of a new sedan, the 2018 Kia Optima is available at Kia of West Edmonton.

The 2018 Optima offers drivers a versatile and high-tech sedan that is comfortable and dependable.

Looking at the market, the 2018 Honda Accord has received a lot of praise, and rightfully so. The Accord is essentially the leader of the sedan market, and it's easy to see why. That said, the 2018 Kia Optima offers drivers comparable performance, impressive feature availability and more. And while the Accord and the Optima are comparable in most categories, the 2018 Optima is the clear winner when it comes to affordability.

Don't just take our word for it, though. Keep reading to see how the 2018 Kia Optima stacks up against the 2018 Honda Accord. We're sure you'll be impressed!

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Honda Accord

$22,500 Starting MSRP $23,570
$30,500 Top-Tier Trim Level MSRP $35,800
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Six-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual Base Model Transmission Two-speed CVT with OD

2018 Kia Optima Edmonton AB

The biggest difference between the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Honda Accord is the price. Starting off, the base model Optima comes in over a thousand dollars cheaper than the base model Accord. And as we get to the highest trim level, we see the difference between the prices is even greater: the top-tier Optima SX Turbo costs over $5,000 less than the Accord Touring 2.0 Turbo.

At the top trim level, both the Optima and Accord offer drivers a powerful turbocharged engine, premium sound system and infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and so much more. You'll find more features in lower trim levels on the Optima, allowing you to have even more while saving money.

Another difference between the 2018 Optima and the 2018 Accord is the amount of available headroom and legroom. The Optima is more comfortable and spacious, offering drivers and passengers more than two inches of additional front headroom and close to three additional inches of front legroom. Perfect for long trips!

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Kia Optima to experience the innovative and comfortable sedan for yourself!

2018 kia optima rear view

What Are The Best Features of the 2018 Kia Optima?

The Kia Optima is back and better than ever for the 2018 model year. The carryover model offers a few additions to last year’s award-winning Optima, as well as a new trim level that offers drivers sporty looks and a host of new features and add-ons. Keep reading to find out more about the trim levels and best features of the 2018 Kia Optima!

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