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2017 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2017 Kia Optima

Trying to determine which four-door sedan is right for you or your family? Do you have a lot of brands that you are considering? Let us help you narrow it down with our 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Kia Optima comparison. We will see which model comes out on top.

In an effort to see what these two models really look like at the highest level, we are comparing the top trims for both vehicles. In other words, we will be using the Touring trim for the Accord Sedan and we will be using the SX Limited trim for the Optima. You can see what these two models look like side-by-side right here and you can see how they compare below. If you think the Honda Accord Sedan is right for you and you live or work in the Lafayette area, then you should check out the Bob Rohrman Honda inventory by following the link below.

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2017 Honda Accord Sedan Touring VS 2017 Kia Optima SX Limited
V-6 3.5-liter Engine 4-Cylinder 2.0-liter
278 Horsepower 245
Standard CD Player Not Available
Standard Keyless Entry Standard

How does the Accord Sedan compare to the Optima?

Under the hood, there is a stark difference between these two top-level trims. The Optima SX Limited relies on a low displacement 4-cylinder engine that tries to put a big emphasis on its equipped turbo. Turbo equipped engines however, are often laggy and feel unresponsive when taking off from a dead stop.

The Accord Sedan Touring relies on a 3.5-liter V-6 powerhouse that doesn’t slow itself down with a turbo. In the end, the Accord Sedan Touring packs in 33 horsepower more than the Optima SX Limited can produce. This makes the Accord Sedan Touring more fun to drive from a stop light, out on the highway, and through twisty back roads.

When it comes to luxury, both of these top level trims are well equipped. They both have keyless entry, a power moonroof, heated mirrors, and more, but there are a few features that the Optima seems to forget even on its top-level trim.

One thing you may notice right away in the Optima SX Limited is the lack of a CD Player. If you still think that CDs are a great and convenient way to listen to music, then the Optima will not serve you well. However, the Accord Sedan Touring does include a CD player. In fact, the Accord Sedan Touring also includes 19” wheels, a universal garage door opener, fog lights, and a stereo anti-theft system. All of these features are not included standard on the top Optima trim.

If you like the Accord Sedan and you want to see one for yourself, then check your local Honda inventory. If you live in the Lafayette area, then you should check out our inventory here at Bob Rohrman Honda.

2017 Honda Accord Touring leather interior
2017 Honda Accord Touring leather back seats
2017 Honda Accord Touring infotainment system
2017 Honda Accord Touring side mirror with camera

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