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2012 Kia Optima

2012 Honda Accord Sedan

  2012 Kia Optima 2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$19,500
$21,480
Invoice $19,095 $19,666
MPG
City/Highway
22/39 20/34
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
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Bottom Line The basics don't have to be boring: the 2012 Kia Optima evades design and driving boredom with suave looks, good performance and great gas mileage and features. Read Full Review Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Handsome, chiseled shape
  • Interior looks sporty, refined
  • Engaging handling
  • Great gas mileage
  • Bluetooth is standard

Dislikes:

  • Seats have short, flat bottom cushions
  • Fast roofline cuts down on head room
  • Nav system eliminates UVO

Likes:

  • Crisp handling
  • Quiet, almost luxury-car feel
  • Roomy seating
  • Affordability

Dislikes:

  • Bluetooth hands-free is kept to a few top trims
  • Difficult backseat access (coupes)
  • Small trunk opening
  • Not a fuel-economy leader
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