Compare 2013 Kia Optima vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Kia Optima
2013 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $22,095 $23,650
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $20,400 $21,350
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX w/Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 35 39 $29,555 $31,950
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 36 40 $24,210 $25,900
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2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,283 $27,660
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,095
$23,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,650
$25,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$421 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.60 35.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.71 52.400
Front Leg Room (in)
45.47 42.500
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.65 54.200
Second Leg Room (in)
34.65 34.400
Front Head Room (in)
39.96 39.700
Second Hip Room (in)
54.49 47.600
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.28 53.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.17 89.300
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.31 5.300
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 180.900
Height, Overall (in)
57.28 55.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61.200
Wheelbase (in)
110.04 105.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.05 70.700
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.43 8.200
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - 11.500 x 0.350
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.000
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.76 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.830
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/55TR17
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/55TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3223 3124
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.6 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 1.750
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 5.790
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 5.9
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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