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2019 Honda Accord vs 2019 Kia Optima

Passenger side exterior view of a red 2019 Honda Accord Sedan on the left "vs" rear driver side exterior view of a blue 2019 Kia Optima on the right

The 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Kia Optima have sleek and sporty exterior styling that is highlighted by long flowing body lines and aggressive accents along their profiles. On top of their exterior appeal the cabins of the 2019 Accord and 2019 Optima are adorned with the latest and greatest safety and technology equipment. With all of the similarities between the Honda Accord and the Kia Optima it is difficult to decide between them and that is why we have broken down their key differences for you right here below.

2019 Honda Accord


2019 Kia Optima

1.5L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.4L In-Line 4-Cylinder
192 HP/ 192 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 185 HP/ 178 LB-FT
Continuously Variable w/ Sport Mode Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
30 MPG* City/ 38 MPG* HWY Fuel Economy* 25 MPG City/ 35 MPG HWY
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

What are the Differences Between the 2019 Honda Accord & the 2019 Kia Optima?

The chart above depicts the standard drivetrain specs of the 2019 Honda Accord and the 2019 Kia Optima and as you can see the Accord provides better performance and fuel efficiency than the Optima does. Both the 2019 Accord and the 2019 Optima make available a 2.0L Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder engine as an upgrade but the 2.0L Turbo of the Honda Accord cranks out 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque while the 2.0L Turbo of the Kia Optima only delivers 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

There is spacious seating for five people in the 2019 Honda Accord and the 2019 Kia Optima but the Accord provides 105.6 cubic feet of standard passenger volume while the Kia Optima only has 104.8 cubic feet. The 2019 Accord also has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space and the 2019 Optima’s trunk only measures 15.9 cubic feet.

A Standard touchscreen display can be found inside both the 2019 Honda Accord and the 2019 Kia Optima and the top trim levels of the Accord and Optima get loaded with an 8” Color Touchscreen Display, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and a 10-Speaker Stereo. The 2019 Honda Accord Touring trim level also comes standard with Mobile Hotspot Capability, Wireless Phone Charging, and Satellite-Linked Navigation. None of those features are offered on the 2019 Kia Optima.

With its more powerful and efficient engine options along with it more spacious and tech-savvy interior the 2019 Honda Accord wins the hard-fought battle over the 2019 Kia Optima. You can take the 2019 Honda Accord for a test drive today at Davenport Honda in Rocky Mount, NC to experience all of its exciting specs and features for yourself.