2017 Kia Optima VS 2017 Nissan Altima


A Mid-Size Sedan is an all around vehicle for it's buyers. We know our consumers looking for cars in this class usually want the best of both worlds. You need a car that is fun to drive in hairpin turns through tight roads, but has a good offers a great MPG average. It also needs to comfortably seat 5 passengers. 

The Kia Optima offers all of that and more, but we know it's not the only car you may have your eye on. Nissan offers a decent competitor with the Nissan Altima but there are a few important differences we would like you to consider so we are going to provide a head to head comparison! 

  1. Horsepower - The Altima offers a modest 179 horsepower while the Kia Optima just edges out the competition with a horsepower of 185. 
  2. Passenger Room - A midsize sedan is expected to have a roomy interior, the Optima provides just that with 104.8 cubic feet of space for passengers while the Nissan Altima has 101.9 cubic feet. 
  3. Safety Rating - With all of that precious human cargo it is important to know you're going to be safe in your new car. Both the Nissan Altima and the Kia Optima are offered as an IIHS Top Safety Pick. 
  4. Warranty - Here is where the two cars stand furthest apart. The Kia Optima, like all new Kia models, comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper to bumper warranty. The Altima only provides a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper to bumper warranty. So, in the unfortunate event of a break down the Kia will have a lower risk of creating costly repair bills for you. Read more about Kia's unique warranty here. 

Ultimately, the Kia Optima offers more of what a mid-size sedan is expected to provide. Your new Optima will even come equipped with the exclusive UVO3 eServices, available panoramic sunroof and available 10-speaker sound system. You can learn more about the awesome tech in a Kia Optima in our Overview. The Altima has a base MSRP of $22,500 but at McGuire Kia you can drive home in a brand new Kia Optima for only $19,875. While the Nissan Altima is a great contender it falls short in base performance metrics, doesn't offer a comparable warranty and provides less value for the money. 

Right now, drive home in your new Kia Optima and have no payments for 5 months during the Summer's On Us Sales Event! Check out our inventory now


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