2020 Honda Accord vs. 2020 Kia Optima: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Honda Accord vs. 2020 Kia Optima Review

New 2020 Honda Accord

2020 Honda
Accord

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New 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*
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$24,270 to $36,400
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$23,390 to $32,190
Invoice* $22,212 to $33,275 $22,572 to $30,903
MPG - City 22 - 30 21 - 27
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 30 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Accord, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Accord is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Accord and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Accord is about the same width as the Kia Optima. When looking at overall length, the Honda Accord takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Honda Accord and the Kia Optima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Accord is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Accord and the Kia Optima. The Honda Accord has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Optima.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Accord is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.