2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Honda Accord midsize sedans performance sound systems passenger room
2016 Kia Optima 2016 Honda Accord
185 Horsepower (base) 185
28 city, 39 highway MPG (max.) 27 city, 37 highway
10 Speakers (max.) 7
Yes 2016 KBB Best Buy Award? No
104.8 cubic feet Passenger Room (base) 103.2 cubic feet
$15,535 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price Starts at $23,725 (The Competition)

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Honda Accord

2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Honda Accord midsize sedans performance sound systems passenger room

The 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Honda Accord represent two of the top names in the mid-size sedan category, and both cars have their share of admirers. The 2016 Kia Optima, with all of its improvements over prior model years and with all of the quality it packs into an affordable frame, deserves to be even more well-known than it is. Check this out: The 2016 Optima is the Kelly Blue Book award-winner for Best Buy of 2016 in the mid-size sedan class, and it's back with a new model trim option, the LX 1.6T, that has a fuel economy of 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, which exceeds all 2016 Honda Accord models, which top out at 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway. The 2016 Kia Optima also comes at a nicer price, starting at around $15,535 with the Friendly Kia VIP Price, while the 2016 Honda Accord will cost about $8,000 more at the competition, with prices starting at around $23,725. That's savings you can use to pay the rent, or start a college fund for a family member.

Speaking of awards, both of these models are recent winners of the IIHS Top Safety Pick, so they can both stand up well to an impact, but the 2016 Kia Optima pairs that security it will give you with superior interior room at 104.8 cubic feet versus the 2016 Accord's 103.2 cubic feet. Plus, if you would like your car to assist you with directions when you're in a new or unfamiliar city, the 2016 Kia Optima has UVO eServices with Premium Navigation, as well as voice-command navigation, both available in LX 1.6T and EX models and standard in SX and SX Limited models.

Advantages of the 2016 Kia Optima

Let's stay inside and look at the stereo systems in each car. The 2016 Honda Accord has a maximum of seven speakers in its EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring models, all of which have a suggested retail price that hovers around or above $30,000, while the 2016 Kia Optima tops out at an awesome 10 speakers available in EX, SX and SX Limited model options, and the EX trim will only cost you around $17,500 at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, a savings of $8,600 off the MSRP. Let's not forget the 2016 Kia Optima has some bite underneath the hood, with 185 HP in base models and a maximum of 245 HP in SX and SX Limited models, which will give you more get-up-and-go and make merging onto the highway a smooth process.

When you combine the power it possesses, the superior sound system, the additional space and its more affordable price, the 2016 Kia Optima is the clear choice. We have several Kia Optimas available on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase this fun, fuel-efficient sedan at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Honda Accord midsize sedans performance sound systems passenger room