The 2015 Kia Optima is Outpaced by the 2015 Honda Accord Fuel Economy

December 8th, 2014 by

2015-Honda-AccordWhile the 2015 Kia Optima has certainly come a long way, we think that the 2015 Honda Accord’s fuel economy alone makes it a smarter choice for our West Michigan
drivers. Fuel economy is one of the most important factors in buying a practical new sedan, but there’s so much more to the 2015 Accord than just how efficient it is. Let’s take a look at what separates these two sedans.

Building an Efficient Sedan

It’s not too hard for an automaker to build a powerful sedan, but making it a fuel-efficient model is another story entirely. The 2015 Honda Accord LX with CVT earns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 36 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city for a 31 mpg combined rating.*

The Kia Optima, on the other hand, only manages 34 highway mpg and 23 city mpg, bringing its combined fuel economy down to 27 mpg. That’s a big enough difference that the savings of the 2015 Accord will pile up quickly.

Honda’s Standard Features Package

The 2015 Honda Accord’s fuel economy isn’t all that matters; after all, this is one of the best-equipped sedans available today. Take a look at the long list of standard features that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Optima:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • SMS texting capabilities
  • Pandora internet radio
  • Floor mats

The Optima does have many features like these available, though the Accord’s infotainment system is the Honda-exclusive i-MID, but the fact that the entry-level Optima doesn’t even include floor mats as standard speaks volumes about the car.

Features and fuel economy are two of the biggest demands of modern mid-size sedans, and it seems pretty clear to us that the Accord has the edge. What do you think?

See the Accord Firsthand

If you’d like to see whether the 2015 Honda Accord is the right vehicle for you, we would love to put you in the driver’s seat. We can show you all of its standard features firsthand and discuss just how the Accord’s fuel economy translates into savings. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you for a test drive.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.
West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.
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