2015 Kia Optima vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Read This Before You Drive Home a 2015 Kia Optima in Mid-Missouri…

The 2015 Kia Optima shows that Kia’s old reputation is getting a new shine and may make it more appealing to Mid-Missouri drivers. It’s tough to compete in the mid-size sedan class, but the updates to the Optima make it able to compete against some of the other vehicles in its class—though you’ll need to upgrade to one of the four trim levels to get access to high-tech amenities many drivers demand. The basic Optima LX features air conditioning and power accessories,though as far as modern amenities go, Bluetooth is the beginning and end of the list. The Optima does manage to hit 34 highway and 23 city mpg, at least.

While those numbers may sound decent at first, the Optima falls short of the 2015 Honda Accordon fuel efficiency and features, but what else would you expect from a vehicle like the Accord, which has earned a spot on Car and Driver‘s 10Best list* for the 29th time. The 2015 Accord LX (CVT) has an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.** Honda’s car also leaves the Kia Optima well in the past when it comes to amenities; Mid-Missouri drivers can enjoy Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, an 8-inch customizable infotainment system, a rearview camera, SMS texting, Pandora internet radio, and more. Honda is setting a new “standard” for “standard features,” and it seems like Kia is still trying to catch-up.

Stop by a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer for a test drive of the Accord after you see how it compares side-by-side with the Optima:

*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.