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2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima

The 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Kia Optima will compare two competing models in the midsize sedan segment. The two cars offer multiple trim levels and engine options for car shoppers to choose from.

Midsize sedans are the traditional family car, transporting drivers on everything from their daily commute to long family vacations. These cars need to be comfortable while offering a good balance of power and efficiency. The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Kia Optima each seek to satisfy the needs of drivers and passengers.

Honda will be offering the 2018 Accord in six models, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring. The Optima will be offered in four trim levels. Highlights from the list of features offered on the 2018 Accord include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Display Audio touchscreen interface, LED headlights, LED foglights and the Honda Sensing suite of driver awareness systems.

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Performance Technology Style
2018 Honda Accord VS 2018 Kia Optima
2 Total Engine Options 3
252 Horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque Best Engine Performance 245 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque
30 city/38 highway/33 combined* Fuel Economy 28 city/37 highway/31 combined

2018 Honda Accord, Kia Optima Engine Options and Trim Levels

The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Kia Optima will each offer multiple engine options. Two engines will be offered on the 2018 Accord, while three engines will be available on the 2018 Optima.

The base engine offered on the 2018 Accord will be a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, while the 2018 Optima comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. With this base engine, the Accord delivers 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, while the Optima is rated at 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the base engine, the 2018 Accord can be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine produces the best performance numbers available on the car at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The best performance numbers available on the Optima come via Kia’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is rated at 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

*Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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