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2015 Acura ILX vs. 2015 Kia Optima Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Optima than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura ILX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Acura ILX is much higher than that for the Kia Optima.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Kia Optima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura ILX has about the same turning radius as the Kia Optima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is significantly less powerful than the Kia Optima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Kia Optima. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Optima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura ILX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2015 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $27,050 - $29,350

2015 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,650 - $35,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.27% As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 22 - 24 12 - 22
Highway MPG: 31 - 35 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Invoice*: $25,517 - $27,645 $20,715 - $33,140

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