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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$41,540
Invoice
$38,772
Average Price Paid
$38,599
1,138 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
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Platinum FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,082
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,682
35 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The Maxima has endured for eight generations as a premium midsize Nissan sedan. While not the “four-door sports car” that Nissan proclaims, the Maxima’s powerful V6 engines and crisp h...

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

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

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
writes:
SR 2019 - Really Sporty - Fast, handles amazing. Car power keeps on coming.
Handling Ranked 2019 INFINITI Q70L worse.
"Yes - But stiffer ride "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 INFINITI Q70L better.
"Both are close "
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Front Seats Ranked 2019 Acura ILX FWD with Premium Package worse.
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Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard 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 --
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
CD Player -- 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 45 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 34.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,009 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 192.8 in
Width 73.2 in 73.2 in
Height 57.7 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 109.3 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair
  • Super Black
  • [E10-1] Premium Paint - Pearl White
  • [E10-2] Premium Paint - Carnelian Red

Option Packages

  • [N92] Illumination Package
  • [X01] Reserve Package

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