Kia Optima vs Nissan Altima Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
MSRP
$27,190
Invoice
$26,103
Average Price Paid
$25,817
4 listings nationwide

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2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$35,180
Invoice
$32,769
Average Price Paid
$32,051
368 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Fair Price
$26,428
Good Price
$25,250
Great Price
$24,577
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$33,513
Good Price
$30,745
Great Price
$29,163

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,397
7 listings nationwide

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2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,436
105 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
15 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Sedans are not dead, though some models in the segment are not long for this world. In fact, post-pandemic financial pressure on consumers could result in a resurgence of the tradition...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Harvey writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
5
GuruVV4TY writes:
this car is way too small I should have bought a TAURUS after driving a Sable LS for over 22 years! I still wa...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"smooth ride"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"a little roomier"
20
Speederinred writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"More comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"Seemed roomier with outlets in back"

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 16.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
8:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.31 in x 3.55 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 43.8 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 15.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 962 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 192.9 in
Width 73.2 in 72.9 in
Height 57.7 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 111.2 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black

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