2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Honda Accord

Are you looking for a midsize sedan? Then you have come to the right place! Here at Lehighton Kia, we sell the popular Kia Optima. For years, the Optima has been a favorite choice because it is easy to handle and very efficient. It also comes with a plethora of technology and other amenities while remaining very affordable. The 2018 edition of the Kia Optima is now available at our dealership and we think that it is the best one yet! We know that the 2018 Kia Optima has plenty of rivals that you are probably considering – one of which is the 2018 Honda Accord. To ensure that you are making the right purchase, we have created a comparison between the two models. 

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2018 Kia Optima VS 2018 Honda Accord
$22,600 MSRP $23,570

2.4L DOHC I-4 

1.6L DOHC I-4 with turbocharger 

2.0L DOHC I-4 with turbocharger 

Engine Options

1.5L turbo 4-cylinder

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

Optima Hybrid 

Optima Plug-In Hybrid 

Additional Hybrid Options None
15.9 cubic feet  Trunk Volume 16.7 cubic feet

Engine Options and Performance of the 2018 Kia Optima

Besides the lower price tag, we love the 2018 Kia Optima because it comes available with three different engine options. Having more options allow you to find a better fit that matches your driving style. The engine options for the 2018 Kia Optima include: 

  • 2.4L DOHC I-4 (185 horsepower; 178 lb.-ft. torque; 25 mpg-city / 36 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy) 

  • 1.6L DOHC I-4 with turbocharger (178 horsepower; 195 lb.-ft. torque; 28 mpg-city / 34 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy) 

  • 2.0L DOHC I-4 with turbocharger (245 horsepower; 260 lb.-ft. torque; 22 mpg-city / 31 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy) 

The engine specs listed above are just for the conventional version of the 2018 Kia Optima, but that is not all! The 2018 Kia Optima comes available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid version! The specs for these models' engines include: 

  • Hybrid 2.0L I-4 (192 combined horsepower; 38 kW electric motor; 39 mpg-city / 46 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy) 

  • Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L I-4 (202 combined horsepower; 50 kW electric motor; 38 mpg-city / 43 mpg-highway estimated fuel economy; 103 MPGe; 29-mile all-electric range) 

To learn more about the 2018 Kia Optima, please visit us here at Lehighton Kia during our business hours. 

Driver opening trunk of 2018 Kia Optima
Tail light of 2018 Kia Optima
Open trunk of 2018 Kia Optima
Exhaust pipe of 2018 Kia Optima

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