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2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Kia Optima

  2014 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 2.5 SL Side Exterior View 2014 Kia Optima
MSRP
$22,170
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$21,500
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Invoice $20,971 $20,579
MPG
City/Highway
22/38 20/34
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
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Bottom Line Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT. Read Full Review The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Better safety technology than ever before
  • Flowing design that looks like an Infiniti
  • Improved infotainment systems
  • Quiet, comfortable ride
  • Fuel economy that touches 38-mpg

Dislikes:

  • CVT is the only transmission available
  • Borderline bland interior
  • Less sporty handling than previous models

Likes:

  • Handsome exterior, made even sharper
  • Simple dash layout
  • Improved seats
  • Plush interior (Limited)
  • Good value for the money

Dislikes:

  • Tough getting in and out of back seats
  • A little noisier inside than top rivals
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