2018 Kia Optima Comparison | Manassas, VA

How the 2018 Kia Optima Stacks Up Against the Competition

There are so many sedan options on the market that it is getting hard to tell them apart from each other. The 2018 Kia Optima differentiates itself with a sculpted exterior that oozes capability and comfort. It further distances itself from the competition with cutting-edge engineering that keep it efficient yet athletic. What does the Kia Optima offer that the competition doesn't?

The 2018 Kia Optima vs. The Toyota Camry

The 2018 Kia Optima has a lower starting MSRP than the Toyota Camry, but offers much more in terms of standard features and performance.


Sedans are great for Washington D.C. commutes because they are efficient and have room for carpooling, and the Kia Optima is better than the Toyota Camry in both regards. With a better cruising range on one tank and more leg and head room, the Kia Optima will handle your commuting needs with ease.

However, the Kia Optima is more than just a commuter. With two trims offering turbo engines, the Kia Optima has plenty of potential to unleash. The Kia Optima SX Turbo possesses a similar amount of torque as the Toyota Camry XLE V6, but that torque is available over a greater range of engine speeds. The Kia Optima gives you peak torque output starting at 1,350 RPMs, much sooner than the Toyota Camry.

Safety and Features

The 2018 Kia Optima comes standard with a safety suite that eases your worries while driving around Manassas. These features include blind spot detection with lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking assist. The Kia Optima sees what you don't and helps you navigate around obstacles. These features do not come standard in the Toyota Camry. Your safety shouldn't cost extra.

The Kia Optima also includes standard convenience features like heated exterior mirrors and 60/40 folding rear seats that help you see and store more than the Toyota Camry. Optional Kia Optima features like driver's seat memory settings and paddle shifters give Woodbridge drivers an experience that the Toyota Camry can't offer.


The 2018 Kia Optima vs. The Honda Accord

Again the Kia Optima is more affordable than the competition. With a lower MSRP and more standard features, the Kia Optima is a better buy than the Honda Accord.


The Kia Optima and Honda Accord have similar performance and efficiency specs, but the lower curb weight and larger fuel tank of the Kia Optima mean you'll feel the power more and get more miles out of one tank of gas.

Fairfax drivers can fit more cargo in the Kia Optima with its roomy cabin and 60/40 folding rear seats. The Honda Accord LX has less head and leg room and it's seats do not fold down, meaning you can't store bulkier items.

Safety and Features

Both vehicles come standard with driver-assist features, but the 2018 Kia Optima's safety suite is the only one with standard blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors. These options cost more in the Honda Accord.

Chantilly drivers will also enjoy more speakers, with an optional surround sound system, and optional satellite radio in the Kia Optima. Other optional features in the Kia Optima such as heated seats throughout the cabin and sound absorbing windows mean your commute will be more relaxing, for you and your passengers.

The 2018 Kia Optima Beats The Competition!

The 2018 Kia Optima is the ideal sedan for the Washington D.C.-area drivers. It packs efficiency, room, and protection in an attractive, spacious body that is sure to turn heads. So come down to Brown's Manassas Kia and test drive any one of our great models today!

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