2020 Kia Optima vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Optima
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Though the mid-size sedan ranks have shrunk recently, good choices remain.

This year’s newcomer is the redesigned Subaru Legacy, which comes with all-wheel drive and still earns good fuel economy scores.

It’s a must-see.

The Nissan Altima is lighter on refinement but also less expensive, and its new-for-2019 looks remain fresh.

Upgrades last year gave the Mazda 6 a boost with turbo power and a few upgrades, and it remains a solid, sporty choice.

The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord have been bellwethers for decades.

The latest Accord is a spirited performer with class-up styling, while the Camry impresses for its comfortable ride and bold styling.

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Quick Specs
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The 2020 Kia Optima makes for a pleasant mid-size sedan space for those willing to overlook the appeal of crossovers and SUVs.
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The 2020 Honda Accord is one of the best sedans available, a must-drive for any shopper.
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The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
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The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan is a stellar value with impressive tech.
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The 2019 Mazda 6 is a breakout among mid-sizers that can lack flair and fun.
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The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
MSRP From     
$23,390$24,020$24,100$22,745$23,800$24,095
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 47 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
LX AutomaticLX 1.5T CVT2.5 S SedanCVTSport AutomaticL Automatic (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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