2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

Blue 2019 Kia Optima and Silver 2019 Nissan Altima

Kia offers everyday drivers the perfect sedan, fit to take on any lifestyle or adventure, with the 2019 Kia Optima from Performance Kia. Stylish details decorate the Optima’s exterior and fill its interior, guaranteeing to make any driver stand out from the crowd. With four impressive trim levels – LX, S, EX, and SX – Kia’s lineup of 2019 Optima models fit to match every personality.

Starting at an affordable $22,900, the 2019 Kia Optima is the perfect addition to every lifestyle. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of a new Optima will find three engine options among the lineup – 2.4-liter I-4 engine, 1.6-liter Turbocharged I-4 engine, and 2.0-liter Turbocharged engine – that are guaranteed to pack an impressive amount of power. Continue reading to see how the Optima’s engine lineup and other features stack up against the competition with this 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima comparison.

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2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine Standard Engine 2.5-liter DIG DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
8” touch-screen display Infotainment 8” touch-screen display
18.5 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 16.2 gallons
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 15.4 cubic feet

What are the differences between the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Nissan Altima?

The 2019 Kia Optima’s standard 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine provides drivers with 185 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Drivers looking to pack in more power can opt for the elite Kia Optima SX with a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine with Turbocharger, which gives them an impressive 245 horsepower for just $31,900. With a higher starting price of $23,750, the 2019 Nissan Altima provides drivers with a comparable standard 188 horsepower with its 2.5-liter DIG DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. Nissan drivers looking to get as much horsepower as the Optima SX need to amp their budget up to $35,750 to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Nissan Altima Edition ONE VC-Turbo™.

The 2019 Kia Optima provides drivers with a standard 18.5-gallon fuel tank that will get them 25/35/29 (city/highway/combined) mpg, so they never have to stop short of their destination. Passengers ride comfortably throughout the entire trip thanks to the standard 8-way adjustable driver’s seat and 6-way adjustable passenger seat. With 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space and the adaptable 60/40-split-capable rear seats, drivers are able to easily haul all of the necessary cargo for a weekend getaway. The 2019 Kia Optima is the ultimate road trip partner, no matter how far life takes you.

 

Rear view of silver 2019 Kia Optima
Interior of 2019 Kia Optima
Interior of 2019 Nissan Altima
Rear view of red 2019 Nissan Altima