When comparing the 2017 Honda Accord with the new Kia Optima, the first thing you'll notice are the many similarities between these two capable midsize sedans. Both the Optima and the Accord deliver 185 horsepower and offer the an estimated 36 MPG highway fuel mileage. The Kia Optima offers 1.6 cu.ft. more passenger room than its counterpart, the Honda Accord. While that may seem trivial, extra passenger space can make the difference between feeling cramped and a comfortable ride. This is especially true for taller drivers; who will appreciate the Optima's larger front and leg room. The Optima also starts at a lower sticker price than the Accord, literally giving you more room for your money.
One feature of the 2017 Kia Optima that is not available on the 2017 Honda Accord is Kia's 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which has proven to be well received by new Kia drivers. Other comfort and convenience features found on the Kia Optima, but lacking on the Honda Accord include: UV-reducing solar control glass, available wireless charging and available Harman/Kardan® 630-watter premium surround sound system with 10 speakers with Clari-Fi™ and Quantum Logic™ versus the 360-watt premium audio system on the Accord. Other features drivers of the 2017 Kia Optima will enjoy are:
In terms of safety, both midsize sedans earned an overall rating of 5-stars from the IHTSA. However, the Kia Optima came in 1 star higher in the Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger than the Honda Accord. The inclusion of a driver's knee airbag edges the Optima slightly higher in safety than the Honda Accord.
The Honda Accord New Vehicle Limited Basic Warranty is 3 year/36,000 miles compared to Kia Optima's 5 year/60,000 miles. The Kia Limited Powertrain Warranty is 10 year/100,000 miles compared to Honda's 5 year/60,000 miles. The Optima has also has an available 5 year/60,000 mile 24-hour Roadside Assistance warranty versus Honda Accord's 3 year/36,000 mile Roadside Assistance plan.
To test drive a new Kia Optima in Dubuque, IA we encourage you to come by or call by Finnin Kia. As Dubuque's trusted Kia source, we proudly serve the Kia needs of the communities of Madison, Rockford, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Davenport!
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