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2017 Acura ILX vs. 2016 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

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). The Acura ILX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Optima, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs than 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
With similar torque, the Acura ILX and the Kia Optima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Optima.

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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2017 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $27,990 - $34,980

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
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City MPG: 25 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 35 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,597 - $33,219 $21,396 - $33,435

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.