2016 Honda AccordWhen shopping around for a vehicle, consumers take many factors into consideration, with amenities being key among them.

In considering the 2016 Kia Optima’s standard features, will drivers find what they’re looking for? Or does a competitor like the popular 2016 Honda Accord have an edge?

Base Model Comparison

At the base model level, the Accord and the Optima share many standard feature offerings, including steering wheel–mounted controls, rearview camera, MP3 player, remote keyless access system, and vehicle theft deterrent system.

However, there are other amenities the Accord offers that the Optima does not.

To keep passengers conveniently comfortable, for instance, the Accord provides, as a standard feature, automatic dual-zone climate control—a feature not available in the Optima.

The Accord also features an anti-theft stereo to protect the vehicle owner’s audio equipment from would-be thieves.

The Accord additionally offers superior fuel economy at the base model level, achieving an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 31 combined mpg* compared with only 24 city mpg, 35 highway mpg, and 28 combined mpg in the Optima.

Premium Model Comparison

In comparing premium trims in the Accord and Acura lineups, the Accord Touring model features both a front and rear electronic parking aid with camera and ultrasonic sensors as a standard feature. The Kia SX Turbo trim offers only a rear electronic parking aid with camera and only as an optional upgrade, not a standard feature and minus the ultrasonic sensors; the SXL Turbo trim offers a standard rear electronic parking aid with camera and ultrasonic sensors but no front parking aid.

The Accord Touring also features a power moonroof as a standard feature—something found standard in the Optima SXL Turbo trim but only available as an optional upgrade in the SX Turbo model.

Fuel economy is superior on the Accord’s side in the higher-level trims, as well, with the Accord Touring achieving an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg and 26 combined mpg* compared with only 32 highway mpg and 25 combined mpg in the Optima SX Turbo and SXL Turbo trims.

See for Yourself

Discover the many ways in which the 2016 Honda Accord outshines the 2016 Kia Optima by taking the Accord for a test drive. Experience in person the exemplary qualities that have made the Accord such a popular vehicle among drivers model year after model year.

To get behind the wheel of the new Accord, contact or visit any West Michigan Honda Dealers associated dealership today.

*Based on 2016 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.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.