Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Kia Optima
2019 Nissan Altima
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Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic LX 24 33 $22,186 $22,990
Automatic S 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
DCT EX 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Automatic SX 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
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Sedan 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 2.5 S 28 39 $22,371 $24,000
AWD Sedan 2.5 S 26 36 $23,627 $25,350
Sedan 2.5 SR 27 37 $23,627 $25,350
AWD Sedan 2.5 SR 25 35 $24,882 $26,700
Sedan 2.5 SV 28 39 $26,258 $28,180
Sedan 2.0 SR 25 34 $27,393 $29,400
AWD Sedan 2.5 SV 26 36 $27,514 $29,530
Sedan 2.5 SL 28 39 $28,035 $30,090
AWD Sedan 2.5 SL 26 36 $29,291 $31,440
Sedan 2.5 Platinum 27 37 $29,840 $32,030
AWD Sedan 2.5 Platinum 25 35 $31,095 $33,380
Sedan 2.0 Platinum 25 34 $32,630 $35,030
Sedan 2.0 Edition ONE 25 34 $33,300 $35,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,186
$22,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$24,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$400 / 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
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56 54
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
120.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
56 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3212
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 178 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 182 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 39
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 1.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.5
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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2019 Nissan Altima
  • Redesigned 2019 Altima features a new platform
  • Rebates: $1,500 rebate or $2,000 finance bonus
  • Lease: From $239 per month for 36 months
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