HondaAccordIt’s no secret that the 2015 Kia Optima mpg ratings make it a decent choice among mid-size sedans, but we think that Albany area drivers deserve better than a “decent” fuel economy. At Capital Region Honda Dealers, we have the 2015 Honda Accord, and it’s one of the most fuel-efficient sedans on the road today. Let’s see how the fuel economies and features of these two cars compare.

Honda’s Efficient Engines

Honda has been known for fuel economy for decades, and the modern era of Honda vehicles are some of the most efficient:

  • The 2015 Honda Accord LX CVT earns an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 36 mpg, scoring 27 mpg in the city.*
  • The 2015 Kia Optima only manages 34 highway mpg and 23 city mpg.

If you’re looking for fuel economy savings, the Accord comes out on top, especially in everyday city driving. Even if you upgrade to its V6 engine, the Accord remains remarkably efficient: 2015 Accord EX-L V6 sedans earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 21 city mpg while kicking out 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.

But there is so much more to Honda vehicles than their fuel economies.

Honda Sets a New Standard for Features

It used to be that most drivers expected entry-level models to be lacking in modern amenities. While automakers like Kia still work this way, requiring you to upgrade for technology features that many drivers expect, Honda is changing the rules of the game. Each 2015 Honda Accord LX comes with these standard features, with no need to upgrade:

  • 8-inch touchscreen interface
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • SMS texting capabilities
  • Pandora internet radio
  • Dual-zone climate control

While there are some comparable amenities on the Kia Optima, you’ll need to upgrade past its basic model for their infotainment system, rearview camera, and other features.

See an Accord Firsthand

Honda besting the 2015 Kia Optima mpg ratings should be a reason for you to consider the Accord, but once you get behind the wheel, you’ll know why it deserves a place in your garage. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive of a 2015 Honda Accord.

*Based on 2015 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.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.