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2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima in St. Charles, IL

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima in St. Charles, IL

Stay Safe in the 2018 Accord!Top photo shows the 2018 Honda Accord Touring trim.

Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
8
1
8
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
8
1
8
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

Additional Vehicle Information

When you need a midsize sedan that’s packed with plenty of safety features, entertaining technology, and ample vigor, look no further than the 2018 Honda Accord. Once you get behind the wheel, we know you’ll fall head over heels in no time at all. Though we at McGrath Honda of St. Charles are convinced that the Accord is a true winner, we’re comparing it to the 2018 Kia Optima to prove to you how it stacks up to the competition!

Safety

Given that very few drivers are willing to compromise their family’s safety, we’ll begin this comparison by examining the driver-assist features offered by these two sedans. When you’re driving along the Fox River in the 2018 Accord, you can trust that you’ll be prepared for anything, as this vehicle is equipped with a range of advancements. For example, should the car ahead of you suddenly slam on its brakes, the standard Forward Collision Warning1 will bring the danger to your attention. If you’re unable to react in time, the standard Collision Mitigation Braking System™2 can supply the stopping force that you need. Although the Kia Optima does offer similar features, they aren’t available as standard, forcing you to spend more just to stay safe.

Technology

In addition to keeping you safe, intelligent technology can also be used to enhance your time spent behind the wheel. For your convenience, the 2018 Honda Accord can be equipped with available wireless charging3, so you never have to struggle with tangled cords or find yourself stranded with a dead device. Additionally, you can opt for a mobile hotspot4 in this sedan from Honda, allowing you to stay connected on the go without racking up a huge phone bill. Although the 2018 Optima has many features, it does not offer either of these advancements at any trim level, adding to the Accord’s advantage in this comparison.

Performance

If you’re hoping to acquire some impressive power in addition to all of this technology, then you’ll really be thrilled when you learn about the muscle rumbling beneath the hood of the Honda Accord. Its standard 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is up for anything, generating an exciting 192-hp and 192 lb.-ft. of torque. To compare, the sedan from Kia features a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder system, which falls short of its rival with just 185-hp and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, both the Accord and the Optima allow you to upgrade to an optional 2.0L turbo system, but once again, the Honda takes the cake. Generating a stellar 252-hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, it leaves the 245-hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque of the Kia in its dust.

We hope that this model comparison of the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Kia Optima in St. Charles, IL, has helped demonstrate just how exceptional the Accord truly is. To schedule a test drive at McGrath Honda of St. Charles, feel free to give our staff a call at 630-797-4560. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Contact Information


Honda of St. Charles Sales Hours

630.443.6400

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Honda Accord 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

Enjoy the Drive in the Honda Accord!

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Testimonials

Patricia Harkins
Patricia Harkins
GOOGLE
5-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience!!!!!

W. Tre Marshall
W. Tre Marshall
GOOGLE
5-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brad Grossman
Brad Grossman
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Fantastic Experience; Will Return"

Grace L.
DEALERRATER
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just bought a new 2020 Civic, and am thrilled. The sales rep who helped me, Jose Barrera, was extremely helpful and considerate of what I was looking for. He really listened to what I said and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. In the future, I will definitely return to McGrath Honda and request to work with Jose again!

Grace L.
YELP
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just bought a new 2020 Civic, and am thrilled. The sales rep who helped me, Jose Barrera, was extremely helpful and considerate of what I was looking for. He really listened to what I said and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. In the future, I will definitely return to McGrath Honda and request to work with Jose again!

Jason Drew
Jason Drew
GOOGLE
5-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Each time I bring my Car in Everyone is Kind and ready to Help. Thats why it is difficult to be specific to any individual person. The environment In the Mechanic Shop is very positive and they are not pushy at all. Just trying to help with what you need done now.

Gurman Brar
Gurman Brar
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Cheryl Agnew
Cheryl Agnew
GOOGLE
5-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was quickly and efficiently served.

Tim Veal
Tim Veal
GOOGLE
5-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Norm
CARGURUS
5-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

friendly experience with no sales pressure.

alicia mason
alicia mason
GOOGLE
5-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
JKrispay
JKrispay
GOOGLE
5-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Maxwell was great to deal with and I would suggest anyone..."

Almanac
DEALERRATER
5-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Maxwell was great to deal with and I would suggest anyone going to McGrath Honda to ask for Maxwell. He was straightforward, helpful, and reasonable.

Jass Maldonado
Jass Maldonado
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

A HUGE thank you to Edward Radziewicz & the rest of the team who helped me yesterday purchase a car! I went to a different Honda location before this one and was treated pretty bad But the moment I walked into this location they make you feel welcomed and they go above and beyond to earn your business So if your looking for a new or used car this is definitely the place to go and Edward is the man to see

Mike Manzello
Mike Manzello
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kim Drwal
Kim Drwal
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Never disappointed in McGrath Honda! Thank you so much for helping me with my car maintenance and getting it done quickly!! Special thanks to TJ and Zach for always being so helpful, nice and easy to work with!!!

April Yambot
April Yambot
GOOGLE
5-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brenda Silva
Brenda Silva
GOOGLE
5-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Alicia Noyes
Alicia Noyes
GOOGLE
5-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The staff was welcoming and warm, not to mention patient. They answered all of my questions and made sure I understood the ins and outs of the service contract. Not to mention I got an unbelievable deal!

"Great customer service. I really appreciated the..."

il23bulls
DEALERRATER
5-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great customer service. I really appreciated the hospitality. Would refer out to any one who is looking for a car. My kiddos love the spaciousness.

Terrence Shanahan
Terrence Shanahan
GOOGLE
5-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Blake Torphy
Blake Torphy
GOOGLE
5-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rita Butler
Rita Butler
GOOGLE
4-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jonathan Kurzeja
Jonathan Kurzeja
GOOGLE
4-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"Friendly, competent staff"

musiczak
DEALERRATER
4-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is not the first car I have purchased at McGrath Honda. Each experience seems to be better than the last. There are improvements and updates to the sales process each time.

Aaron Neilsen
Aaron Neilsen
GOOGLE
4-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They extended my service warranty by 6 months which was a very nice surprise as I have owned my vehicle past a year already. So I got my oil change and tire rotation for free and they didn’t have to do that. Very nice. They were also very informative and helpful.

Jorie Akins
Jorie Akins
GOOGLE
4-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We looked at many cars at several dealerships and McGrath Honda was by far the best dealership!! The salesman was knowledgeable but did not oversell and pressure us. The manager ultimately worked with us to help us find a car that was within our budget that we’ve been very happy with in every way. The service department has been very professional and helpful as well.

Greg Farrand
Greg Farrand
GOOGLE
4-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience with their whole staff! Zach and Dan were especially patient and explained everything with great detail! I plan to be back for all my future service appointments.

Richard Wozny
Richard Wozny
GOOGLE
4-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone at McGrath Honda in St. Charles whom I dealt with either by email or phone were great people to work with. From coming to an agreement on price and payment through the delivery of my 2020 CRV Hybrid to my driveway. This was by far the best car buying experience I've ever had and I bought many cars before this. So far I LOVE everything about my CRV, from the performance, safety features, handling, gas mileage , styling and color.

Cassandra Sanchez
Cassandra Sanchez
GOOGLE
4-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Sales department made my first new car purchasing experience smooth and easy. Gave me their time and attention throughout.

Stephanie Coatney
Stephanie Coatney
GOOGLE
4-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Raj Patel
Raj Patel
GOOGLE
4-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sterling Chism
Sterling Chism
GOOGLE
4-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Probably the best experience I’ve ever had in purchasing a car .Magrath Honda has probably the finest people I know in the business. And I know a few cause my son was in the business. My experience overall was excellent

Alisson Pantoja
Alisson Pantoja
GOOGLE
4-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Margarita Escalante
Margarita Escalante
GOOGLE
4-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
John Boyzo
John Boyzo
GOOGLE
4-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Spoke to John in the parts department and even though they couldn't get the part for me (because it's for an Acura) he took the time to give me the part # so that I could find it easily at Acura.

"This is the best dealer I have visited"

heskander
DEALERRATER
4-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Not all honda dealers are the same as I have been to few earlier but McGrath Honda of St Charles is the best for many reasons: great and plenty selections of used and new cars, great customer service, great support even after the end of the sale and no push in any way. i am recommending McGrath Honda of St Charles to everyone.

"Thank You McGrath Honda!!"

Sam D.
DEALERRATER
4-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

After a traumatic car accident, leaving my 2012 Honda Civc totaled, purchasing a new car from McGrath Honda of St. Charles was a breath of fresh air. Darek was extremely knowledgeable, answered any/all questions, and showed me all of features of the new 2020 Honda Civic. I was so relieved to be working with people who cared about getting me a new, safe and reliable new car. This is our family's 4th Honda from McGrath Honda of St. Charles. As you can see, we trust them through and through!

"Happy Honda Lady"

Honda lady
DEALERRATER
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This dealership was very professional and excellent service love my car.Sales person was very helpful and did an excellent job helping me out with the purchase.

"Car needed some work and they took care of it as they..."

greatsaves1
DEALERRATER
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Car needed some work and they took care of it as they said they would! They also did it in a Timely manner timely manner getting back to me as he said they would!

Guru6N4HT
Guru6N4HT
CARGURUS
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We didn't end up purchasing the vehicle but Jose and George were very helpful and showed us a few vehicles and were willing to try to work with us to get us out the door with a price we were comfortable with.

"Service dept CJ was excellent in getting my car serviced..."

harty39us
DEALERRATER
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service dept CJ was excellent in getting my car serviced and back to me in a timely manner. I highly recommend McGrath Honda for all your needs.

"Mike P"

MPETERS8
DEALERRATER
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Needed to get the oil changes. Got a coupon from McGrath. Great price, couldn't refuse to get legit Honda service from McGrath for such a deal. Staff got me in and out in less than a half hour. They took great care to ensure car was germ free. Jose Espinoza came over and from a safe distance asked if i wanted to trade in. Told him we were not ready just yet. THANKS MCGRATH!

"The technician explained in detail the services required..."

nikipat72
DEALERRATER
4-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The technician explained in detail the services required for my car and also suggested things I need to take care before next time I come in.

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  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Interior
  • Mechanical

Technology

Instrumentation

Warnings and reminders low battery, low fuel level, maintenance due, tire fill alert
Instrument cluster screen size 7 in.
Trip computer
Clock
Engine hour meter
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer 2

Audio System

Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, USB, iPod/iPhone
Radio touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Internet radio app Pandora
Antenna type diversity, mast
Watts 180
Total speakers 8
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment HondaLink, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Connected in-car apps Google POIs, Google search
Infotainment screen size 8 in.

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function
Wifi connection only
Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Smart device app function maintenance status
Wireless data link Bluetooth

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping, power glass, sliding sunshade

Exterior Features

Active grille shutters
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Grille color chrome
Rear bumper color body-color
Window trim chrome

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights LED
Taillights LED
Headlights auto high beam dimmer, LED, wiper activated, auto delay off, auto on/off

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Laminated glass acoustic

Safety

Safety

Camera system rear multi-view
Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Impact absorbing seats dual front
Driver attention alert system
Autonomous braking
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Lane keeping assist
Traffic sign recognition
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Impact absorbing bumpers
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Lane deviation sensors
Crumple zones front

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Knee airbags dual front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Security

Anti-theft system audio security system, engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding
Side mirrors heated

Comfort

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim urethane
Floor mat material carpet
Dash trim simulated wood
Door trim simulated wood
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Floor mats rear, front
Floor material carpet
Steering wheel trim urethane

Convenience Features

Adaptive stop and go cruise control semi-automatic
Autonomous lane guidance lane centering
Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Adaptive cruise control
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Power windows lockout button
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, multi-function
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Storage front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, door pockets
Capless fuel filler system

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Interior

Steering

Steering ratio 11.8
Turns lock-to-lock 2.27

Seats

Driver seat power adjustments height, 12, 4-way power lumbar, reclining
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 5.36

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 11.1
Front brake diameter 11.5
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes
Electronic parking brake auto off
Cornering brake control

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 27 mm
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 16 mm

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 37.5 in
Head Room (rear) 37.2 in
Hip Room (front) 55.3 in
Hip Room (rear) 55 in
Shoulder Room (front) 58.3 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 56.5 in
Leg Room (front) 42.3 in
Leg Room (rear) 40.4 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 192.2 in
Width 73.3 in
Width (without mirrors) 73.3 in
Height 57.1 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in
Track Width (front) 63 in
Track Width (rear) 63.4 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 4299 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 4001-5000 lbs
Curb Weight 3199 lbs

Truck Specifications

Max Payload 1100 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 16.7 cu ft
Passenger Volume 102.7 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 38.1 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 14.8 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type 225/50R17 94V
Front Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.5 in
Rear Tire Type 225/50R17 94V
Rear Wheel Diameter 17.0 x 7.5 in

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

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NHTSA Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**Based on Model Year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

1. FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Drivers remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.   

2. CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. System operation affected by high interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

3. Honda Wireless Phone Charger is compatible with both Qi and Powermat wireless charging standards. Qi wireless charging standard set by Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Powermat wireless charging standards set by Power Matters Alliance (PMA). Check with your device’s manufacturer for wireless capability.

4. Requires AT&T data plan.