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Differences Between 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Mazda6

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Mazda6

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Kia Optima

2018 Mazda6

1.5L I4 Turbo

2.4L DOHC I4

2.L DOHC 4-Cylinder
30 city / 38 hwy*

25 city / 36 hwy

24 city / 33 hwy
192 HP

185 HP

187 HP

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The 2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Mazda6 are three of the most formidable rival sedans on the market. All three vehicles provide optimal driving experiences, with plenty of powertrain efficiency, interior features and more to to keep drivers satisfied. However, the 2018 Accord still remains the superior out of the trio. Let’s see why:


In regards to the 2018 Accord's engine, drivers can expect:

  • More torque, more horsepower
  • Turbocharged Engine
  • Better weight-to-horsepower ratio
  • Better Fuel Economy

Weighing 100 to 250 pounds less than its rivals, the Accord has an advantage over the Optima or Mazda6. Then you add the fact that Accord engines generate 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque while Optimas generate 185 horsepower/178 lb-ft and the Mazda6 generates 187 horsepower/186 lb-ft. The Accord's lower weight and higher engine output mean a better weight-to-horsepower ratio. The Optima earns 25 mpg/city and the Mazda6 adds another mpg, but the Accord earns a remarkable 30 mpg in the city*. Highway fuel economy is 38 mpg for the Accord*, 36 mpg for the Optima and 35 mpg for the Mazda6. With its highly efficient fuel economy, the Accord is certainly a wise investment.

2018 Honda Accord Interior


The Accord's interior features include:

  • Bigger 105.6-cu.ft. Passenger Cabin
  • Two to four inches more rear legroom
  • Bigger 16.7-cu.ft. trunk

An Accord has almost a cubic foot more in its passenger cabin than the Optima, and almost five cubes more than the Mazda. This shows the most in the backseat where the Accord has 40.4 inches of legroom. This beats the Mazda6 by two inches and the Optima by 4.8 inches. Adults and teens will appreciate the roomier Accord, and they won't hesitate to take the back row. Accord trunks measure 16.7 cu.ft. That's almost a cube bigger than the Optima's 15.9-cu.ft. trunk and two cubes bigger than the Mazda6's 14.7-cu.ft. trunk.

2018 Honda Accord Exterior

Safety Features

Here are some of the Accord's top Safety features:

  • Standard autobrake for forward collision/pedestrian dangers
  • Standard lane keeper
  • Exclusive road departure system
  • Exclusive driver drowsiness monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Standard adaptive cruise control
  • Multi-view rearview camera

While the other cars are offering an autobrake and lane keeping assist, only the 2018 Honda Accord has these functions as standard. Honda leads the Optima and Mazda6 with exclusives like a road departure system and driver drowsiness monitor. A new Honda feature, traffic sign recognition helps the driver stay aware of speed changes and other important information. Only Honda has a standard rearview camera that gives you three views. With all of these driver tools, the Accord driver has more ways to avoid obstacles than the Kia or Mazda driver.

Give the 2018 Honda Accord a chance to show you why it is such a well-liked, ultra popular car. Take a test drive at Proctor Honda dealership in Tallahassee, today!

*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with CVT. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.