2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima

Are you looking for the right sedan? Then maybe Townsend Honda in Tuscaloosa, AL can help you out with our 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima comparison.

We will specifically look at the Accord Touring and the Optima SX trims to get an idea of how these models compare when they are at the top of their game. You can see what both models look like side-by-side here or you can keep reading to see how they compare in terms of EPA estimated efficiency, features, practicality, and more.

If you would like to see the new Accord inventory that Townsend Honda has to offer in Tuscaloosa, AL, then click the link that we have for you below. Otherwise, keep reading, and learn all about these two sedans.

2018 Honda Accord Touring


2018 Kia Optima SX

Continuously Variable Transmission Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
29-City / 35-Highway* Base EPA Efficiency 22-City / 31-Highway
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
16.7 Cubic-Feet Trunk Space 15.9 Cubic-Feet

How do the Accord Touring and Optima SX compare?

Having a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, may sound high-tech, and that’s because it is. A CVT is constantly adjusting itself to achieve the most desirable gear ratio for any situation. This means that you get a much smoother ride and in most cases,  you also get a more efficient ride than a traditional automatic transmission.

The CVT in the Accord Touring definitely impresses when it comes to those fuel efficiency numbers. It comes out far ahead of the Optima with EPA estimated city and highway mpg numbers of 29 and 35 respectively.*

Adaptive cruise control is a wonderful feature that allows your car to adjust driving speed automatically to traffic conditions and speed back up to your desired speed when possible. Not only does this feature come standard on the Accord Touring trim, it actually comes standard at all trim levels for the Accord. The same cannot be said for the Kia Optima. Here you have to add adaptive cruise control as an extra cost option.

To top it all off, the Accord Touring also offers more trunk space than the Optima giving you more room for groceries, and anything else that you may want to haul. If you are interested in an Accord model like the Touring in the Tuscaloosa area, then click the link below to request more information from Townsend Honda.

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