2016 Honda Accord
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The 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Honda Accord are both class-leading midsize sedans. That much is true. But if you’re shopping for a car in this class here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area, you probably want the best combination of fuel economy, performance, and the latest features. That’s why you should read on to find out how these two models actually compare!

Efficiency and Performance

The available powertrains in these two models might appear similar at first glance, but when you dig a little deeper you’ll see they’re considerably different.

The 2016 Kia Optima gets a 2.4L that comes standard and makes 185 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA estimated 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway/28 mpg combined with automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

The 2016 Honda Accord is rated by the EPA at 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* with its 2.4L four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission. The Accord produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque in the base trim or 189 hp with the Sport exhaust.

It’s obvious that the Accord offers superior fuel economy and performance figures when compared to the Optima. The Accord is also available with a 278 hp V6 that’s more powerful than the 2.0L 245 hp four-cylinder available in the Optima. With the six-speed automatic, that V6 earns an EPA estimate of 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway, while the upgraded Optima earns 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway based on EPA estimates.


Unfortunately the 2016 Kia Optima lacks a front collision prevention system, so in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ratings it did not earn a front crash prevention score. The 2016 Honda Accord, on the other hand, earned a ‘Superior’ score from the IIHS when equipped with the Honda Sensing system. The Accord also earned ‘Good’ ratings across the board in IIHS testing, while the Optima only earned an ‘Acceptable’ in the small overlap front crash test.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park to Drive the Accord

Come check out the latest Honda Accord at your local Orland Park and Frankfort area Honda dealer, Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, so visit us today to learn more about the current Accord or to take it for a test drive!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.