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2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Honda Accord in White vs 2018 Kia Optima in Red

Discover how the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord compares to the competition with this 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima comparison from Meridian Honda. Although the Honda Accord is slightly more expensive than the Kia Optima, a quick glance at the comparison chart below highlights exactly why. 

For just $970 more, the Accord offers drivers more when it comes to performance, safety, and interior space. The Accord's powerful, yet efficient 1.5L engine delivers more horsepower than the Optima. The Accord also comes standard with five driver-assistance systems, while the Optima only offers two as standard equipment. Accord owners will also benefit from a larger trunk, as the Accord offers nearly one cubic foot more of cargo space than the Optima. 

2018 Honda Accord


2018 Kia Optima

$23,570* Base MSRP $22,600
192-hp 1.5L I-4 engine Performance 185-hp 2.4L I-4 engine

Honda Sensing® Suite

(5 Systems)


Driver-Assistance Systems

Blind Spot Detection & 

Lane Change Assist

16.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 15.9 Cubic Feet
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

2018 Accord Standard Features

The Honda Accord LX, the base trim level of the 2018 Accord model lineup, is packed with standard features. One of the sedan's most significant standard features is the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance systems, which adds several valuable safety systems that act as a second pair of eyes on the road to reduce the chance of a collision due to driver error. 

Key standard features included on the 2018 Accord LX are listed below: 

  • Push-Button Start
  • LED Low-Beam Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • 17" Alloy Wheels
  • 7” Color LCD Screen
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • USB Audio Interface