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2019 Honda Accord vs. 2019 Kia Optima

The Honda Accord was completely redesigned for its 10th generation in the 2018 model year. However, that doesn’t mean Meridian Honda customers should ignore what is available for 2019. Even as one of the top four-door sedans in its segment, that hasn’t stopped the rest of the industry from making strong challenges. A comparison of the 2019 Honda Accord vs. 2019 Kia Optima should make what is available in this still popular class. Anyone interested in the 2019 Accord will have a lot of options when they visit the Meridian Honda showroom and its five trim grades, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. The 2019 Accord is able to outperform the 2019 Kia Optima in almost every important comparison metrics. Customers can schedule a test drive today with 601-693-4651.

To be sure, there are several common elements between the entry-level versions of the 2019 Honda Accord vs. 2019 Kia Optima. LX models of the 2019 Accord comes with LED headlights, taillights and running lights as well as automatic high-beams, push-button ignition and dual-zone automatic climate control. Additionally, the 2019 Accord is able to offer potential owners more options to find what they are looking for by making more trims available with more intricate steps in moving up its available equipment list. Both sedans have infotainment system that are compatible with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Accord owners of Sport trims and above will get this capability on an 8-inch touchscreen. The Kia Optima doesn’t match that until its higher trims.


2019 Honda Accord LX, FWD Vs. 2019 Toyota Camry
Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
CVT Transmission Six-speed Automatic
192/192 Horsepower/Torque 185/178
30/38* Fuel Economy 25/35


Performance Specs

The standard powertrain for the 2019 Honda Accord is a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission, making 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque.. A turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a 10-speed automatic gear-changer can be added to the Sport 2.0, EX-L 2.0 and Touring 2.0 models. Making this choice will make up to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Both of these powertrains are able to overpower the corresponding equipment for the 2019 Kia Optima. In terms of fuel economy, the LX trim of the 2019 Accord can record up to 30 miles per gallon* in the city and 38 miles per gallon* on the highway, which is better than the Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores from the 2019 Optima.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

A photo of the front seats in the 2019 Honda Accord.
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Honda Accord.

A photo of the trunk space in the 2019 Honda Accord.
A photo of the touchscreen in the 2019 Honda Accord.