2015 Kia Optima vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Read This Before You Drive Home a 2015 Kia Optima in Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia…

The 2015 Kia Optima has shown that Kia’s reputation is on the way up among Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia drivers, though it can be tough to compete in the mid-size car class. The updates to the Optima make it capable of competing with some of the other vehicles in its class, but you may need to upgrade to one of the four trim levels for access to the high-tech amenities many drivers expect. The rather basic Optima LX comes with air conditioning and power accessories, but as far as modern features go, Bluetooth is all there is. Kia’s Optima does hit 34 highway and 23 city mpg, though.

While the Optima’s specs may sound decent, Kia’s sedan comes up short of the 2015 Honda Accord on fuel economy and amenities, but would you expect anything else from a car like the Accord, which has taken a spot on Car and Driver‘s 10Best list* for the 29th time? The 2015 Accord LX Sedan with CVT also has an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.** Whether you’re looking at the accolades, the fuel economy, or Honda’s new standard features, it seems to have no trouble surpassing the Optima. We didn’t mention the standard features yet? The 2015 Accord comes with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, an 8-inch customizable infotainment system, a rearview camera, SMS texting, Pandora internet radio, and more modern amenities that Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia drivers expect.

Visit a Tri-State Honda Dealer for a test drive of the 2015 Honda Accord today, but feel free to take a comprehensive look at the differences between the standard features of these two sedans below:

*Car and Driver, January 2015.
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.