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2020 Kia Optima EX FWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
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The Nissan Altima, which was fully redesigned for 2019, gets a handful of feature updates for 2020 in order to help it compete against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyun...

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 Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard 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
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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