2019 Kia Optima vs Honda Accord


A stylish and safe sedan is always a solid choice when looking for a new car to get around town. With so many great-looking cars on the road today, which ones offer that perfect mix of protection and features?

Pat Peck Kia put together this 2019 Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord comparison to help drivers in D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg decide which sedan is right for you.

Kia Optima vs Honda Accord Safety

Kia Optima Technology

When you’re riding in the 2019 Kia Optima, you can have peace of mind knowing that it was built to keep you safe.

It starts with a frame that’s built out of an Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) and crafted to give you added protection by hot-stamping 16 core stress areas to secure the structure. This also improves the quality of your drive by providing a quieter ride and better aerodynamics. The intelligent design continues with front and rear crumple zones along with side-impact door beams that absorb energy and redistribute it away from the  seating area.

Inside, there’s an advanced airbag system that includes driver, front passenger, front-side, side-curtain airbags as well as a driver’s knee airbag. When a collision occurs, the front seat-belt pretensioners automatically tightens after sensing the impact. In the back seats there’s available Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) so smaller passengers are strapped in securely

Thanks to this design and these features, the 2019 Kia Optima was named a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2019 Honda Accord is also a safe sedan with automatic tensioning seatbelts, LATCH, and airbags throughout the interior. However, it doesn’t receive the same TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating you’ll find in the Optima; instead, it received the lower TOP SAFETY PICK rating.

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Kia Optima vs Honda Accord Driver Assistance

On top of the secure design, the 2019 Kia Optima has lots of driver-assistance technology to help prevent an accident before it occurs. These features provide you with all-around awareness during your drive and include:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning

There’s also the helpful and unique Dynamic Bending Light and High Beam Assist features that lets you see around corners as you turn the wheel instead of after your car has completed the turn.

The 2019 Honda Accord has a number of these driver-assistance features as well, but it doesn’t have any sort of Dynamic Bending Light to help you get greater visibility.

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Kia Optima vs Honda Accord Design

Both inside and out, the 2019 Kia Optima has style to make you feel confident while cruising around town. The interior has several comfortable premium leather trims available for the seats. The infotainment system features a standard 8-inch screen positioned seamlessly in the center of the dashboard to give the cabin both a refined and modern feel to it.

On the exterior, there’s a wide mesh grille up front with a large matching air intake underneath. Raised accent lines on the hood continue the bold look all the way to the back, which has a slight spoiler and dual exhaust to round it all out.

The 2019 Honda Accord also has several leather trims available for the seats, but its infotainment system has a smaller 7-inch screen that sits on top of the dashboard. However, the Accord has nine exterior paint options, which includes Modern Steel Metallic and San Marino Red. However, the Kia Optima comes with 12 exterior color options, so you can customize the Optima to match your unique style. Choose from:

  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Passion Red Tintcoat
  • Gravity Blue
  • Sangria
  • And more!

The Right Sedan for You

If you’re looking for a sedan that offers safety in a stronger frame, cutting-edge driver assistance, and customizable exterior options, the 2019 Kia Optima is a great choice for cruising around D’Iberville, Gulfport, and Hattiesburg.

To learn more about it and this 2019 Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord comparison, visit Pat Peck Kia and take a test drive.

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