Before Buying a 2013 Kia Optima in the Detroit Area…

2013 Kia Optima

2013 Kia Optima

The 2013 Kia Optima has earned its place among the top mid-sized sedans on the market, and many drivers in Detroit and elsewhere have sat up and taken notice. No longer content to wait in the wings while other family vehicle hogged the spotlight, the new Optima boasts striking styling, impressive acceleration, and a surprising set of features. Under the hood of the Optima LX, there’s a trusty 2.4L four-cylinder engine, which comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic being available as an option. Standard features include keyless entry, cruise control, Bluetooth, and a set of 16-inch alloy wheels. It’s got style and features, making it worthy of the attention it’s gotten.

One significant competitor to the Optima is the 2013 Honda Accord LX. With a fresh redesign from previous models, the 2013 Accord continues to offer the interior spaciousness, refined ride, and tremendous reliability that have come to be associated with the model. Under the hood is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, but it’s not the star of the show. Honda has committed to redefining what comes standard with its 2013 models, and the Accord certainly shows that. Bluetooth, Pandora functionality, an eight-inch video display, and a set of 16-inch alloy wheels tie together a care that’s as beautiful as it is functional. In short, it’s a better choice for Detroit drivers than the 2013 Optima.

While the Optima’s features are solid, the Accord ultimately bests it. Just take a look at some of the standard features in each of these vehicles: