2019 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Nissan Altima

blue kia optima versus gray nissan altima

Drivers and critics everywhere have long-respected the Kia Optima. As one of the most popular vehicles in the lineup, the Optima has been given many updates over the years, and the 2019 model comes with more technological perks than any other model before it. Blind spot monitoring, integrated navigation, and adaptive cruise control are just a few available innovations.

But how does it compare to others? We are here to do some model research and share our findings with you. We are comparing the base models of the Kia Optima and the Nissan Altima. Check out what we found on the chart below.

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Nissan Altima

$22,900 Starting MSRP $23,750
Available Blind spot monitoring Not available
Standard Parking assist Not available
Standard Lane departure warning Not available

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The Kia Optima comes packed with features that just aren’t available on the 2019 Altima. Other available features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a rear camera display, forward collision warning, dual-zone automatic climate control, and LED interior lighting. There is no shortage of impressive specs under the hood either. The base model comes fitted with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine powered by 185 horses. Drivers of the base LX trim and the S trim will enjoy that motor while the EX model comes with a 1.6-liter I4 engine with 201 horsepower. Those who really want to maximize their engine power ought to go with the SX Turbo trim level. This top-of-the-line model comes standard with a 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine. Depending on the engine and individual driving conditions, the 2019 Optima is also remarkably efficient as it averages up to 37 highway mpg, 27 city mpg, and 31 combined mpg.

The 2019 Kia Optima can be yours if you come down to Garden Grove Kia and check it out for yourself. We can get you all set up with a test drive, go over financing options, and answer any other questions you have. We hope to see you here soon!