2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Honda Accord

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Honda Accord

While midsize sedans don’t get as much press as crossovers and SUVs, their dependability, low cost of ownership, and fuel efficiency still make them one of the best choices for a new vehicle, especially if you put a lot of miles under your tires. Plus, many competitive models offer top-of-the line safety equipment and amenities even on their base trims like the 2019 Kia Optima that offers standard active safety and connectivity for everyone.

So, how does the 2019 Kia Optima compare when put up against other top contenders in the class like the 2019 Honda Accord? We break down pricing, standard features, engine specs and more below.

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Honda Accord

$22,990 Starting MSRP $23,720
2.4L four-cylinder Base Engine 1.5L four-cylinder
Yes Standard Active Safety Yes
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Available

Cabin Comfort and Standard Features

Drivers, especially those looking for increased leg room in the front row, will appreciate the larger cabin space on the 2019 Kia Optima sedan. With over three extra inches of room to stretch long legs in the front row and over 15 total cubic feet of extra space throughout the cabin for passengers, the 2019 Optima is superior when it comes to in-cabin comfort.

In addition to more room in the front and back, the 2019 Optima also offers passengers a few extra standard features on all trim levels including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability that can’t be had on base trims of the 2019 Accord. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto seamlessly connect a compatible smartphone to the infotainment screen providing hands-free access to apps, music, podcasts, and more. It’s one more way that the 2019 Optima provides a premium experience regardless of trim level.

Car shoppers in the Fort Worth area interested in the 2019 Kia Optima lineup are encouraged to visit the team at Moritz Kia. We can provide a more in-depth review of what the 2019 Optima lineup has to offer, and we can help you get set up with a test drive once you find a configuration you love.