Compare 2014 Kia Optima vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2014 Kia Optima
2013 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 23 34 $20,579 $21,500
4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,579
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome. 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
23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.100
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.000
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.000
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 101.900
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.400
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 191.500
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
110 109.300
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.400
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.400
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.500 x 0.350
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.100
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.400
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.900
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 3108
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 6300 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
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 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.828
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (Est) 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.200
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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