|2016 Honda Accord||2016 Kia Optima|
|8.7 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||9.8 l/100km|
|6.4 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||6.7 l/100km|
|185 HP||Horsepower||185 HP|
|15.8 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||15.9 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Kia Optima
Honda made a lot of waves for the 2016 model year, renovating several of the vehicles that make up its fairly expansive lineup as well as introducing the brand-new Honda HRV. Among the renovated vehicles was, of course, the always-popular midsize Honda Accord, both the coupe and sedan versions. We thought we’d take a look at how the newest version of the Accord stacks up against another popular midsize vehicle, by comparing 2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Kia Optima. For the sake of the comparison, we utilized the Accord Sedan’s specs.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Accord
Taking a look at the table above, you can see that the two sedans are quite comparable to one another, with one pretty substantial advantage for the Honda Accord. That advantage comes in the way of fuel efficiency, both on the highway and through city streets. The Accord utilizes just over a full litre less per 100 kilometres when driving through city streets like those in downtown Edmonton, saving drivers quite a bit of money on gasoline in everyday driving.
The advantage isn’t quite as big on the highway, but even still the Accord utilizes 0.3 l/100km less than the Kia Optima, saving a bit more cash at the pump. But in terms of power and cargo Capacity, the Accord loses its edge. The two sedans are dead even when it comes to horsepower, and the Optima actually has a slightly larger trunk, though by looking at them you certainly wouldn’t be able to tell.
If saving money on fuel isn’t enough for you, then you’ll be happy to hear that the Honda Accord has a ton of outstanding features both standard and available. Among those are some impressive safety features, earning it some top accolades from safety institutes in the United States. If you think the Accord might be the right sedan for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by calling the Wheaton Honda sales desk. We’d love to get you behind the wheel of one so you can experience it for yourself.