Midsize sedans like the Kia Optima and Honda Accord make great choices for getting to work, running errands, or taking the kids to school. Which one of these stylish sedans has what you're looking for, though?

Maguire Kia can help drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland decide with this 2020 Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord comparison.

Interior Dimensions & Design

The Kia Optima has a spacious interior with seating for up to five people. Comfortable cloth seats with CleanTex™ come standard, but you'll also have the option of leather seats or sport cloth with leatherette bolsters.

There's lots of room to stretch out when you're behind the wheel with 45.5 inches of legroom. The cabin is also designed for three people to sit comfortably in the back seats with 56 inches of hip room. There's plenty of space for tall passengers, too, with 39.8 inches of headroom up front and 37.8 inches of backseat headroom.

The Honda Accord has seating for up to five people, as well. While cloth seats come standard, they don't have the durability of CleanTex™. Leather seats are available, but you don't have the option of sport seats.

There's also not as much room to relax with 42.3 inches of legroom behind the wheel. Passengers will have a slightly tighter squeeze in the back with 55 inches of hip room. Plus, the vehicle has a lower ceiling with 39.5 inches of front headroom and 37.3 inches of rear headroom.

Infotainment System

Every trim level of the Kia Optima comes with an 8-inch touchscreen in the dashboard. This system includes lots of smartphone compatibility with standard Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™.

The Honda Accord also offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but neither one is available on the base trim. While the standard system has Bluetooth® capabilities, it's located on a smaller 7-inch screen.

Safety Features

The infotainment system can double as a driver-assistance feature in both the Kia Optima and Honda Accord. Just put your car in reverse, and you'll get to see what's behind you using the standard Rear-Camera Display.

The Kia also includes safety features that can monitor how you're driving. For example, if the Driver Attention Warning detects that you're tired or distracted, it'll send you an alert to keep your eyes on the road or take a break from driving.

Some of the other standard features that watch the road for you include:

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning

The Honda Accord also comes with standard safety features that can help prevent accidents. Its Honda Sensing® system includes some similar technology. However, Blind Spot Collision Warning doesn't come standard and the car doesn't offer anything like Driver Attention Warning.

Test Drive a Midsize Sedan

Visit Maguire Kia to learn more about this 2020 Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord comparison and take a test drive. With its roomy interior, standard infotainment system, and smart safety features, the 2020 Kia Optima is a great option for drivers and families in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland.

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