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2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

There are so many sedans to choose from out there, and with seemingly such little separation between them all, how will you decide on which is the right one for you? After all, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to a vehicle. For that reason, we made this comparison between the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Nissan Altima so you’ll be better equipped with the information you need to make the most informed decision. In one corner you have the Optima, which is quickly growing in popularity among drivers who want a vehicle that has excellent reliability and available luxury features. In the other corner you have the Altima, which already has an established name in the industry. You’ll find an assortment of head-to-head comparisons in the table below, so check them out!

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Nissan Altima

$22,990 MSRP $24,000
6-speed automatic Standard Transmission 2-speed CVT
245 hp/260 lb-ft Max Horsepower/Torque 236 hp/267 lb-ft
15.9 cubic ft Trunk Space 15.4 cubic ft

Specs and Features in the 2019 Kia Optima

As you’ll notice from the table above, the Optima comes out ahead in a few different key categories. For drivers on a budget, the numbers that will speak volumes is the difference in price tags. The Optima comes in at a starting MSRP less than the Altima. You may be wondering if you’ll have to sacrifice features by opting for the Optima. That’s simply not the case. The Optima has three different engine options to choose from, ranging from 178 horsepower for drivers who want better fuel efficiency to 245 horsepower for drivers who want a sportier drive and quicker throttle response. Additionally, the Optima comes with a lengthier bumper-to-bumper limited warranty at 5 years/60,000 miles than the Altima, which only offers a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. It’s common for drivers to overlook the warranty on their vehicles, but if you find yourself with some damage early on and your warranty is expired, you may find yourself shelling out thousands more for the repair. For even greater peace of mind, the Optima comes with a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. That’s a lot of coverage!

Of course, there’s more to the Optima than the warranty or the components under the hood. There is an abundance of interior amenities available that will enhance the ride even more. Ready to take the next step in learning about the Optima? Get in touch with the team here at Kia of Muncie to get the full rundown or schedule a test drive here on our website today!

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