2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid red

Accord Hybrid

2017 Kia Optima white

Optima Hybrid

Perfect for drivers in the Casper, Glenrock, and Douglas area, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is the year’s must-own mid-size hybrid sedan. With a robust engine and incredible economy, the versatile Accord Hybrid is well-suited to driving through the scenic Wyoming countryside, whether you’re in the Riverton, Lander, or Worland area. Its drive has to be experienced to be believed.

To demonstrate how confident we are in the performance of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, we’ve compared it head-to-head with the impressive 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. See for yourself which of the two sedans offers the more well-rounded ride.

Comparing Each Sedan’s Performance

With its inline four-cylinder engine and AC synchronous permanent-magnet electric motor, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid offers drivers a net 212 hp and a robust 232 lb-ft of torque. Further, its narrow 109.3-inch wheelbase makes for a nuanced and sophisticated ride. And with a 49 mpg city*/47 mpg highway* rating from the EPA, the 2017 Accord Hybrid is one of the most economical sedans on the road.

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid offers an estimated 45 mpg city/39 mpg highway, coming close to the impressive economy of the Accord, but not quite matching it. And with a net system output of only 193 hp, the Kia again falls short of the Accord. So while the 2017 Kia Optima is set to be an agile and energetic entrant in the hybrid class of sedans, it’s clear that the 2017 Accord Hybrid edges it out at every single turn.

Comparing Each Sedan’s Features

You also want to be comfortable and safe on the road, so let’s take a look at what features each vehicle offers.

In the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, you find the following features and more:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated seats
  • Push-button start
  • HomeLink
  • Voice-activated navigation
  • 7-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth handsfree audio streaming

Meanwhile, here’s some of the fare to expect in the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid:

  • Standard cloth-trimmed seats
  • Available heated seats
  • Push-button start
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth handsfree audio streaming

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fine vehicle, and it will no doubt offer drivers a comfortable and casual ride. But it simply lacks the power, finesse, and efficiency the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid achieves. What’s more, the Accord offers slightly better available features than the Optima, which means that you can also expect a more comfortable ride in the Accord.

Learn More About the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid at Honda of Casper

If you’re a driver in the Casper, Glenrock, Riverton, Douglas, Lander, or Worland area and you’d like to learn more about the 2017 Accord Hybrid or how it compares to the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, contact us online at Honda of Casper or by phone at 307-577-9333 today. Alternatively, stop in and see us at 3801 CY Ave. in Casper, WY for a test drive today.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.