2018 Honda Accord LX vs 2018 Kia Optima LX

The Honda Accord is an absolute staple of the midsize sedan category. The Accord has long been one of the most popular and capable midsize sedans on the market, but that hasn't stopped Honda from continuing to innovate. The Accord is in its tenth-generation and offers drivers a host of new and impressive features and offerings.

Most impressive about the new Honda Accord is the availability of two new turbocharged engine options. Drivers will have a choice between a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

To get a better sense of how impressive the 2018 Accord really is, we'll compare it to the 2018 Optima - one of the most popular vehicles in the midsize sedan class. Keep reading to see how the Accord stacks up!

2018 Honda Accord LX Sedan


2018 Kia Optima LX Sedan

$23,570* Starting MSRP $22,500
33** Combined MPG 29
1.5-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine 2.4-liter I-4 
192 Horsepower 185

2018 Honda Accord Golden CO

One of the biggest differences between the 2018 Accord and the 2018 Optima is the engine availability. While both models offer turbocharged options, only the Accord offers it on their base model. Additionally, the Optima doesn't offer a hybrid powertrain, while the Accord will offer its third generation two-motor hybrid powertrain. The innovative and impressive new ten-speed automatic transmission offers two driving modes: Normal and Sport.

Additionally, the 2018 Accord comes standard with more advanced safety technology than the Optima, with all trim levels featuring the Honda Sensing® safety suite. The Honda Sensing® safety suite features Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System and Traffic Sign Recognition.

 Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Honda Accord at Planet Honda of Golden, CO today!

* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

** Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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