Honda AccordBefore settling for the 2016 Kia Optima standard features, drivers should look at their other midsize sedan options in the Albany area. We’ve compared quite a few competing sedans to the 2016 Honda Accord, and while some certainly have the amenities to compete, we’re not quite sure the Optima is up to the task. We put the Optima LX up against the Accord LX to give you an idea of what a modern midsize sedan looks like before signing the paperwork on a model you might regret.

Honda Sets a Standard for Amenities

For the past few years, Honda has insisted on giving drivers the features they want without requiring an upgrade, and while automakers like Kia have been struggling to keep up, they are still a bit behind.

Each 2016 Honda Accord LX comes with the following features that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Optima:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera system with guidelines
  • 8-inch high-res touchscreen interface
  • Pandora Internet Radio and SMS texting capabilities
  • Multiple 12-volt power outlets
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

We’ve taken a quick look at how the 2016 Kia Optima standard features compare to an Accord, but we also know that there’s much more to these vehicles than their standard features packages. See how the 2016 Kia Optima and Honda Accord compare and get a closer look at the specs and safety ratings that set them apart.

If these advantages aren’t enough, Honda gives drivers six different trim levels to choose from on the Accord while the Optima has only three upgrades past the LX trim level, limiting your options. Be sure to ask about the Accord Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6, and Touring trims if you’re looking for something that offers more than the LX.

See the Accord Firsthand

Now that you’ve got an idea of what makes the 2016 Honda Accord differentiate itself from the 2016 Kia Optima standard features, we want to put you behind the wheel of the Accord. There’s so much that can’t be put into words when it comes to cars; they just need to be experienced. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you so we can hand you the keys to a new Accord.


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.