2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord Standoff: Which Sedan is Better?

If you're in the market for a reliable, dashing sedan, the options may seem endless. To keep you from getting overwhelmed, we at Daytona Kia compared two outstanding models, the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Honda Accord. Explore the features that the sedans have in common, and how they are different, and make the right call for yourself!

2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Honda Accord Overview

The high-tech 2019 Kia Optima is a reliable, high-tech sedan that added a healthy dose of safety tech and styling tweaks for the new model year. The model offers an upscale interior, spacious and comfortable seats, a user-friendly infotainment system and a smooth driving experience. The 2019 Kia Optima comes in four trim levels. Standout features of the 2019 Kia Optima include an impressive standard safety suite and smartphone integration.

The 2019 Honda Accord offers Orlando drivers lithe handling, a list of peppy engines, and a roomy, upscale cabin. Completely redesigned for the new model year, the 2019 Honda Accord knows how to indulge sedan enthusiasts. The beloved classic provides an advanced suite of safety and driver assist features. In addition, the model is available in a sport version, which amps up the already great transmission and engine option.

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord Performance

When it comes to performance, the two sedans come head to head. The 2019 Kia Optima rides smoothly on roads of all conditions, proving composed and capable handing. The sedan offers a dynamic variety of engines, including a 185-horsepower base engine, a 178-horsepower turbo-four or a 245-horsepower turbo four. While the base engine is great for daily driving, the two turbo options are more energetic and feel more purposeful.

The 2019 Honda Accord offers two turbo engine options, including the base 192-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder and the optional 2.0-liter 252-horsepower turbo-four. The sedan feels comfortable on most roads, maintaining a smooth ride on curves and rougher terrain.

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord Technology

The 2019 Kia Optima boasts an impressive list of standard tech features, including smartphone integration, Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen. The infotainment screen provides sharp graphics and a user-friendly interface. The sedan also offers upgrades, which includes navigation, 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

The standard infotainment screen on the 2019 Honda Civic is smaller at 7 inches, and the standard audio system comes with only four speakers. The standard tech features also include Bluetooth and an USB port. There is no navigation available on the model. While you may upgrade to larger screen, more speakers, and include smartphone integration, the Kia Optima still wins the round when it comes to the standard technology suite.

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord Safety

The 2019 Kia Optima standard safety suite simply cannot be beat. The standard features included in the base model are too long to list them all, but here are our favorites - driver drowsiness monitoring, forward collision avoidance assist, lane change and keep assist, and parking assistance that navigates even the most crowded parking lots.

The 2019 Honda Accord, while not as extensive about safety features as its competitors, offers the basics and more with its standard inclusions. The standard safety features include s collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control. Additional standard features include a rearview camera and driver drowsiness monitoring.

Test Drive the 2019 Kia Optima Today

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