Compare 2015 Hyundai Sonata vs 2015 Kia Optima vs 2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Hyundai Sonata
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2015 Kia Optima
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2015 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco 28 38 $22,293 $23,275
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited w/Gray Accents 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport w/Gray Accents 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited w/Brown Seats 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited w/Brown Seats PZEV 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport PZEV 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,573 $26,000
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $27,703 $29,500
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,801 $24,340
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $24,133 $25,790
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,920 $27,700
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $33,140 $35,500
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,346 $25,990
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $21,256 $22,300
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $21,031 $22,560
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $26,232 $28,150
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $23,041 $24,720
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 32 $24,650 $26,450
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,766 $31,950
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 32 $27,793 $29,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,293
$22,801
$21,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,275
$24,340
$22,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$406 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans. The 2015 Kia Optima meets all your needs in a sensible four-door sedan, but exceeds expectations for more flair and features. If you don't mind a CVT, the 2015 Nissan Altima is a solid choice that checks off all the boxes.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 54.5 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.6 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.1 102.2 101.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.7 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.5 45
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.7 54
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.7 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 110 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72.1 72
Liftover Height (in)
- - 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.4 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.2 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.8 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.8 36.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3272 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 6.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 760 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 110
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 181 @ 4250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 192 @ 6300 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34 38
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.21 2.35 - 0.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.88 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.80 -
Trans Type
7 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.38 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.6 5.7 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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