Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Kia Optima
2019 Nissan Altima
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EX DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX DCT 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Optima S Automatic 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
Optima SX Automatic 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 45 $26,646 $28,090
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2.0 Edition ONE Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 Edition ONE Sedan 25 34 $33,300 $35,750
Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan 25 34 $32,630 $35,030
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $27,393 $29,400
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,095 $33,380
Altima 2.5 Platinum Sedan 27 37 $29,840 $32,030
Altima 2.5 S AWD Sedan 26 36 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,371 $24,000
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 26 36 $29,291 $31,440
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $28,035 $30,090
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $24,882 $26,700
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 27 37 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $27,514 $29,530
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 28 39 $26,258 $28,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,814
$33,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,890
$35,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$596 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings. The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56 54
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
120.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
56 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3436
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 236 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 267 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.0
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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