2019 Kia Optima Vs. 2019 Honda Accord

split screen image showing difference between 2019 Kia Optima Vs. 2019 Honda Accord

When it comes to balancing comfort, performance, convenience and style, midsize sedans excel. Featuring the silhouette that has defined “cars” for nearly 100 years, this segment embodies a composed ride that doesn’t compromise on any front. Thee three-box style of a midsize sedan reduces wind noise, while the medium-length wheelbase ensures a smooth and comfortable ride. Due to the segment’s historic popularity and its timelessness that has allowed it to defy trends and jarring shifts in fuel prices, it has become the class in which you’ll see manufacturers “showing off” and delivering next-generation technology and design.

These two words perfectly sum up the Kia Optima. In its newest iteration, the 2019 Kia Optima delivers standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto infotainment, standard Kia Drivewise technology and a coupe-like design that is nothing short of sporty. Up against the 2019 Kia Optima is the 2019 Honda Accord, another veteran. Let’s see how they compare!

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Honda Accord

3 Engine options 2
6-speed automatic Standard transmission CVT
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration Available
45.5 inches Front-row legroom 42.3 inches
6 speakers Standard audio system 4 speakers
Top Safety Pick + (Best) IIHS safety designation Top Safety Pick (Good)
10 years / 100,000 miles Engine (powertrain warranty) 5 years / 60,000 miles
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$19,250 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* Starts at $23,720

The 2019 Kia Optima is the Giant-Killing Dark Horse of the Midsize Sedan Class

Looking at the chart above, the facts speak for themselves. The 2019 Kia Optima is superior to the 2019 Honda Accord in every metric for which a driver may choose a midsize sedan. It offers better infotainment, more interior space, more engine options and is a more reliable model with its extended warranty and superior safety designation.

We also think it looks better, although that is subjective.

While Honda has long been known as safety and reliability leaders, Kia and the 2019 Kia Optima have made a successful play for the crown. After all, with Kia, you get an engine warranty that is twice as long as the one you get with the 2019 Honda Accord. You also get a car that has scored better with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Finally, when you shop with Friendly Kia, you’ll get the 2019 Kia Optima for over $4,000 less than the 2019 Honda Accord starts at*. This allows you to shop a trim level higher and enjoy even more standard features than you’ll get on the 2019 Honda Accord’s entry-level LX trim.

Test-drive the 2019 Kia Optima today and see for yourself why Kia is the new frontier of safety, dependability and style!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing on new Kia models like the Optima, contact Friendly Kia today.