Blue Kia Optima

2020 Kia Optima

Black Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Kia Optima vs. 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Kia Optima


2020 Nissan Altima
185 hp


188 hp
29 MPG

Combined MPG

32 MPG
15.9 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

15.4 cubic feet
104 cubic feet

Passenger area

100.8 cubic feet
4-cylinder Engine


4-cylinder Engine

Finding the right car that fits your needs can be a challenge, but the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Nissan Altima are two great options to consider. With a reasonable starting price and a wide range of trim packages, both models have a lot to offer. See how the Kia sedan leads the pack in terms of price, features, and more at Wilson KIA! Compare the Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima below to see how they stack up.

Kia vs. Nissan Sedan: Features

The new Kia Optima standard trim offers a range of features for Brandon drivers — and the popular Optima S trim is just one level up. With a starting price of $23,390, the Optima boasts the following highlights:

  • 8-inch touch screen display
  • Apple CarPlay® capability
  • Blind spot detection
  • Auto braking technology

The Nissan Altima’s sleek design and safety features makes it a great choice for first-time drivers. With nine colors and multiple trims to choose from, you can customize the Nissan sedan to fit your individual needs:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rearview monitor system
  • 16” steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers

Keep in mind, however, that the Nissan Altima has a starting MSRP of $24,100, so you’ll pay more for it than the Kia Optima.

optima rear cross traffic alert

Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima: Power and Price

The Kia Optima has lower horsepower than the Altima but Kia makes up for it in torque. And with a price difference of nearly $1,000 you’ll get more for your money with the Kia Optima. And, when you compare their engine options, the Kia Optima offers more choices and a wider range of horsepower than the Nissan Altima. The specs are below.

Cost Comparison

  • 2020 Kia Optima: $23,390 Starting MSRP
  • 2020 Nissan Altima: $24,100 Starting MSRP

Engine Options

  • Kia Optima: 1.6 L 4-cylinder, 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.4 L 4-cylinder (ranges from 178 to 245 hp)
  • Nissan Altima: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L 4-cylinder (ranges from 182 to 236 hp)

Drive Home in a New Kia Optima Today!

Altima vs. Optima, which is better? The Kia Optima is great for a buyer on a budget, yet doesn’t sacrifice engine power. Check out Kia Optima lease offers for more information on how to get a great price on your new ride. The Optima is ideal for someone who wants a wide range of trim options and customizations without the high price tag. Choose the sedan that’s right for you and schedule a test drive at Wilson KIA, your local Ridgeland dealership! Contact us for more information on available models. Need maintenance on your Kia Optima?

Schedule a maintenance appointment with us today! Also be sure to learn more about tire tread depth to ensure that you’ve got the equipment you need. Want to learn more? Be sure to compare the Kia Forte vs. Nissan Sentra  or learn about Kia Optima safety features today!


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