The 2015 Honda Accord vs. the 2015 Kia Optima
Year in and year out the Honda Accord is one of the country’s most popular midsized sedans. That’s because it has a reputation for reliability, value, and surprising quality. The 2015 Honda Accord is no different. It delivers everything drivers have come to expect from this model and wraps it in a package that looks better than ever. Find out how the latest Accord stacks up against the 2015 Kia Optima, and if you decide you would rather be driving a Honda, tour and test drive the car at Silko Honda in Raynham, just a short drive from Easton.
2015 Honda Accord
2015 Kia Optima
If you want to have some fun behind the wheel, the Accord is better equipped to deliver the speed and horsepower you’re looking for. The Accord has an available 3.5L V6 engine puts out 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque and can go from zero to 60 mph in a sporty 6.1 seconds. This year’s Optima sedans eschew the V6 for a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that puts out only 274 hp while taking a full 7.5 seconds to reach 60 mph.
No matter which engine option you select, the 2015 Honda Accord delivers superior fuel-efficiency ratings. The 2015 Honda Accord sedan with the four-cylinder engine and CVT is rated at 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway*, while the V6 dips to a still impressive 21 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.*
For the Optima, the standard four-cylinder engine is rated at 23 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, and the turbocharged four-cylinder is rated at 20 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. No matter which you choose, you’ll be dropping more money on gas.
The Accord offers a longer list of advanced safety features and has earned better crash test ratings as a result. The Honda sedan comes standard with active front head restraints and a rearview camera and offers several front-collision warning systems at higher trim levels. The IIHS awarded the Accord the highest possible rating of “Good” in the small-overlap frontal-offset impact test.
Kia’s Optima offers no active head restraints or forward-collision warning systems, and a rearview camera is only available as an option. In the small-overlap frontal-offset impact test the IIHS gave the car a rating of only “Acceptable.”
If you want to carry anything and everything safely in your trunk, the Accord gives you a little more room to work with. Accord’s have 15.8 cubic feet of space in the trunk while the Optima loses at 15.4 cubic feet.
The 2015 Honda Accord is the Smart Sedan
Make your next vehicle purchase a new Accord and you will have a car you will love driving for years to come. Experience the Accord up close by visiting Silko Honda at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA. We are easy to reach from Easton, just 20 minutes away south on MA-24. Visit us for sales seven days a week.
*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.