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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2019 Kia Optima EX Turbo FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
MSRP
$23,260
Invoice
$21,683
Average Price Paid
$21,240
11,049 listings nationwide

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2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
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2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,954
2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,440
457 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No Expert Reviews
2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
Kyree Williams Preview:

Nissan revamped the Altima back in 2013, and unlike competitors like the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, the Altima only had a modest refresh in 2016 in lieu of a complete overhaul. The ...

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

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
180
writes:
I had to fill this thing up twice to get to where I took delivery on the 2018 Honda and while it may have had ...
writes:
Very nice car and well suited for my family
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Nissan Maxima SR worse.
"More room "
Family Car Ranked 2016 Nissan Maxima SR worse.
"More room"
writes:
powerful but smaller seats

Specs

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.3:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 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 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning -- Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 45 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 36.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 15.4 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 191.9 in
Width 73.2 in 72 in
Height 57.7 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 109.3 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Optima
EX Turbo FWD
2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Scarlet Ember
  • Storm Blue
  • Super Black
  • [E10-A] Premium Paint - Scarlet Ember

Option Packages

  • [W10] Wheels: 16" Aluminum Alloy

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