Compare Kia Optima Hybrid vs. Honda Accord

Compare the Kia Optima Hybrid against the Honda Accord. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Optima Hybrid stacks up against the Accord in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Optima Hybrid or Accord. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid 2014 Honda Accord
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid 2014 Honda Accord
4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn EX
LX CVT Sedan
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX CVT Sedan
  • LX-S Manual Coupe
  • Sport Manual Sedan
  • LX-S CVT Coupe
  • Sport CVT Sedan
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX CVT Sedan
  • EX CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan
  • EX-L CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L CVT Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Touring V6 Automatic Sedan


MSRP $25,995 $22,755  
Invoice $24,350 $20,830
Avg. Paid $20,332 $18,285

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.6  
Critics' Rating 7.6 9.1
Performance 7.2 7.6
Interior 7.2 8.0
Cost to Own N/A 9.0
Safety 9.7 9.6
Reliability 2.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Good fuel economy
  • Agile handling
  • Spacious rear seat
  • Good outward visibility
  • Lower fuel economy than hybrid competitors
  • Rough transition between gas and electric power
  • Smaller trunk than rival hybrid sedans
  • Limited rear-seat headroom
  • Firmer ride than rivals
  • No split-folding rear seat

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I-4 2.4 L/144 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 36 City / 40 Hwy 27 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 110 109.3  
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3254  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.2 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.8 15.8


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard  


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 199 @ 5500 185 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 235 @ 1000 181 @ 3900
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 38.1


Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.