Hyundai Sonata VS Kia Optima

In the highly competitive mid-sized sedan market, it can be tough to differentiate between the various makes and models. To help Springfield, MO drivers learn more about the most competitive cars, the experts at Youngblood Kia have compared the 2019 Kia Optima and 2018 Honda Accord. For this comparison, we're looking at the Optima SX and the Accord EX-L trims. To learn more about the 2019 Optima, head to our model hub page. If you still have questions about the Optima and Honda Accord differences, fill out our contact form or call our dealership at (866) 825-9532.


Equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine, the 2019 Kia Optima SX out-performs the 2018 Accord EX-L in both horsepower and torque. If you're looking for some excitement along with your mid-sized sedan, then opt for the Kia Optima.

Kia Optima SX


Honda Accord EX-L

2.0L Turbocharged DOHC I4


1.5L Turbo I4

245 HP


192 HP

260 lb.-ft.


192 lb.-ft.

21 city / 30 highway

Fuel Economy

30 city / 38 highway


While both the Optima and the Accord have luxurious interiors, the Optima SX takes it a step further, with a front passenger seat that is far more adjustable and a heated steering wheel. With more personalization options and upgraded features, it's clear that the 2019 Kia Optima offers the superior interior.

Optima Interior

Kia Optima SX


Honda Accord EX-L

  • Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ premium surround sound
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Heated, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • Dual-zone full automatic temperature control
  • Sport leather seat trim
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support and integrated memory feature
  • 10-way power-adjustable passenger's seat with 2-way power lumbar support
  • Heated & ventilated front seats

Key Interior Features

  • 450-watt premium audio system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar
  • 4-way power-adjustable passenger's seat
  • Heated front seats


With long lists of technology upgrades, both the 2019 Optima and the 2018 Accord will keep drivers and passengers connected. Even with the Accord's impressive tech package, the Optima tops it with features like voice-command navigation that are not found in the Honda sedan. See a list of key tech features for both models below.

Optima Technology

Kia Optima SX


Honda Accord EX-L

  • UVO link with 8-in. touch-screen display
  • Voice-command navigation system
  • SiriusXM® Traffic & HD Radio™
  • Android Auto™ / Apple CarPlay™ compatibility
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Drive mode select
  • Supervision Meter Cluster with 4.3-in. thin film transistor & color LCD display
  • Push-button start

Key Tech Features

  • 8-in. touch-screen display
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® & Streaming Audio
  • SiriusXM® & HD Radio™
  • Pandora® Compatibility
  • Android Auto™ / Apple CarPlay™ compatibility
  • Push-button start


Both of these sedans include impressive safety packages aimed at keeping you alert behind the wheel. However, with features like reverse park distance warning and added pedestrian detection with its collision-avoidance system, the Optima raises the bar for safety technology.

Optima Safety

Kia Optima SX


Honda Accord EX-L

  • Rear-camera display
  • Reverse park distance warning
  • Blind spot collision warning
  • Lane change assist
  • Rear cross traffic collision warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Forward collision-avoidance assistance with pedestrian detection
  • Smart cruise control with stop & go
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist-line
  • Driver attention warning

Key Safety Features

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Collision mitigation braking
  • Road departure mitigation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Blind spot information with cross traffic monitor

Test Drive the Kia Optima in Springfield, MO

If you're convinced that the 2019 Kia Optima is the new sedan for you, Youngblood Kia is here to help get you into the model for you. Scroll through our Optima inventory to find the right model, then schedule a test drive at our dealership in Springfield, MO. You can also call our dealership at (866) 825-9532, and a Youngblood Kia representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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