Compare 2013 Nissan Altima vs 2013 Kia Optima

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Kia Optima
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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
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $20,400 $21,350
4-Door Sedan EX 24 35 $22,095 $23,650
4-Door Sedan SX 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
4-Door Sedan SX w/Limited Pkg 22 34 $25,040 $26,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,356
$20,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,760
$21,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.400 55.71
Front Leg Room (in)
45.000 45.47
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.000 54.65
Second Leg Room (in)
36.100 34.65
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.96
Second Hip Room (in)
52.100 54.49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.400 57.28
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.900 102.17
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.60
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.900 57.28
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 63.03
Wheelbase (in)
109.300 110.04
Liftover Height (in)
26.900 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.000 72.05
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 63.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.31
Length, Overall (in)
191.500 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.400 15.43
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.500 x 0.350 11.2 x - TBD -
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)
11.700 x 1.020 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.000 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.100 35.76
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.400 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 3223
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.200 3.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 200 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 186 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.745 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.828 2.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.80
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - NA
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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