2016 Optima vs. 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio

July 13th, 2016 by

Hello and welcome to another Fernandez Honda car comparison! We’re smack dab in the middle of the year, which means all of the new cars are on the road. Has any particular one caught your eye? Maybe so, but let’s start fresh because we want to highlight two cars today: the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio!

If it’s safety that you care most about in a car (most people do) then you’re better off going with the 2016 Accord. Although both have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, rearview cameras and lane departure warning systems. The Institute for Highway Safety administers the safety tests to be named a “Top Pick” or “Top Pick Plus”, and the honor is only granted to 64 vehicles.

Like safety, these sedans in San Antonio are not created equal in fuel efficiency. With 27 MPG in the city and 37 on the highway*, the Accord takes the cake for better fuel mileage. The Optima only receives 25 MPG in the city and 37 on the highway. If you like spending less money and getting more bang for your buck, the Accord is the way to go!

Lastly, let’s talk about technology. Today’s affordable sedans have almost the same technology features as some luxury lines, and it doesn’t stop with either of these two cars! The Accord EX/EX-L/Touring has a standard remote vehicle starting system (so you don’t even have to leave your home to warm up or cool off your car)! Unfortunately, the Optima doesn’t even offer this feature in any model. The Accord also has several standard features that the Optima doesn’t have like speed-sensitive windshield wipers, standard automatic headlight on/off feature and standard dual zone air conditioning!

The 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and continues to top other sedans like the 2016 Optima. It’s stylish, it’s practical – it’s the whole package! Come on down to Fernandez Honda to see how else the new Accord can impress you!

*Based on 2012-2016 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.