|2017 Honda Accord Hybrid||2017 Kia Optima Hybrid|
|212 HP||Horsepower||199 HP|
|4.8 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||6.5 l/100km|
|5.0 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||5.9 l/100km|
|13.7 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||10.8 cu. ft.|
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
Honda is known for deliver extremely safe and efficient vehicles, though it doesn’t have nearly as great a pedigree in the hybrid market as other brands. In fact, the 2016 model year didn’t have a single hybrid vehicle on the lineup. But they’re quickly turning that lacking reputation around, as they just released a completely overhauled version of the Accord Hybrid that we last saw in 2015. Undergoing many of the same exciting updates that the Accord Sedan and Coupe underwent for 2016, plus receiving plenty of hybrid upgrades and technologies on top of that, we’re very excited about our future in hybrid vehicles. But first, we thought we’d see how the new car measures up against one of its biggest competitors, by comparing the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid.
Advantages of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
Not only did those upgrades and enhancements make the all-new Honda Accord Hybrid even more efficient than its last incarnation in 2015, but it made in the most powerful midsize hybrid sedan on the market. With 212 horsepower, it offers 13 more horses than the Kia Optima Hybrid. While that might not be a monumental advantage, it would certainly be noticeable, and will thusly deliver a more enjoyable driving experience every time you find yourself in the driver’s seat.
Despite offering more power than any other midsize hybrid sedan on the market, the Accord Hybrid still delivers superior fuel efficiency than many models in the segment as well. In the table above, you can see that the Accord Hybrid utilizes 1.7 litres less fuel every 100 kilometres driven through city streets than the Kia Optima Hybrid, and 0.9 l/100km less on the highway.
Furthermore, the Accord Hybrid offers a much larger trunk as well, with nearly 3 extra cubic feet of cargo capacity to fill with whatever you need to bring along, be it luggage for the weekend or anything else. If these advantages have you interested in the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.