Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,990
$24,000 - $25,350

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.63 / 5
27 Reviews
4.56 / 5
36 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
182 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
2.5L DOHC 16

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
36.9 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/65HR16 - P215/55VR17
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
111.2 in.

Length

Length
191.1 in.
192.9 in.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
72.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3230 lbs.
3212 - 3344 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
182 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
178 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
16 - 16.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
31 - 34 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
36 - 39 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Optima
Nissan Altima

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3230 lbs.
3212 - 3344 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 mpg.
30 - 32 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 mpg.
26 - 28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 mpg.
36 - 39 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.4 L/144
2.5 L/152

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21
2.63 - 0.38

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38
1.96

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88
4.83

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800
550

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5
5.5 - 5.9

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
110 - 120

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 - P215/55VR17
P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 - P215/55VR17
P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 6.5 in.
16 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 6.5 in.
16 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
11.7 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in.
11 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
16 - 16.2 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
44.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in.
58.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56 in.
54 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
36.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in.
57.1 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56 in.
52.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
111.2 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
191.1 in.
192.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in.
72.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.7 in.
56.7 - 57.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.1 - 63.5 in.
63.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.4 - 63.8 in.
63.6 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in.
4.9 - 5.2 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Optima
Altima

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.4
2.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4