2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Honda Accord

The 2017 Kia Optima is a holdover from the 2016 model year, a banner year which saw the Optima win many awards, including the KBB.com Best Buy award for midsize sedans and AutoPacific's Ideal Vehicle Award. Expect more of the same from this distinctive car with a graceful swoop from its playful "tiger nose" front fascia to its concise and smooth roofline to its aerodynamic trunk area, which helps the Optima to achieve 25 mpg city, 36 mpg highway in its base trim level. The 2017 Honda Accord, for example, starts out with 23 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, and has less room on the inside for passengers.

While you marvel over how expansive the 2017 Optima feels on the inside, with 104.8 cubic feet for passengers in all five trim levels, compared to the smaller innards of the 2017 Accord, which ranges from 100.8 cubic feet to 103.2 for passengers, remember how value-packed the 2017 Optima is. And when we say value, we mean it: The 2017 Optima can be yours for a starting price of less than $17,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, or about $7,000 less than what the competitors in the area are asking for the 2017 Accord.

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2017 Kia Optima Vs. 2017 Honda Accord
$16,880 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $23,990 (The Competition)
25, 36 Base MPG (city, highway) 23, 32
28, 37 Top MPG (city, highway) 27, 36
104.8 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 100.8 to 103.2
35.8 Turning Circle (feet) 38.1 to 39.6
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

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If you're asking about 40 percent more for your vehicle, then it should be a clear winner over the lower-priced car, but the pricier 2017 Accord has lower fuel economy, less size on the inside, a shorter warranty (5 years/60,000 miles of limited powertrain compared to the Optima's 10 years/100,000 miles) and a less inviting design, with geometric angles that drag the car's aesthetics down. The 2017 Optima has the aforementioned advantages in starting price, size and fuel economy, as well as a look that won a Red Dot Design Award in 2016. Plus, it turns a complete circle easier than the 2017 Accord – in 35.8 feet to the 2017 Accord's 38.1 or 39.6 feet making it more maneuverable in a cramped city.

The 2017 Optima has all of these advantages and more, including available Daytime Running Lights, a heated steering wheel, and available Nappa Leather seat trim. We look forward to showing you this midsize maestro at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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