2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Nissan Altima

Looking for a new vehicle can be stressful. In an effort to take some of the stress out of your hands, the team at Bridgewater Kia does the research for you! Finding common competitors to some of our top models, we show you a detailed breakdown of the key features and differences between each so that you can make a more informed decision about which model is right for you. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Nissan Altima.

Although the Nissan Altima offers slightly higher fuel economy estimates and a slightly larger engine, the Kia Optima has a more responsive ride, more safety and convenience features than the Altima. Both models offer technology like Bluetooth connectivity and a remote starting system. Let's take a closer look at some of the top features and key differences between these two models.

2019 Kia Optima


2018 Nissan Altima

$22,600 Starting MSRP $23,260
2.4-liter I4 Engine 2.5-liter I4
185 Horsepower Horsepower 179 Horsepower
29 MPG Combined MPG 32 MPG

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The 2019 Kia Optima has a bold exterior design and offers plenty of space inside for passengers to stretch out and relax. The Optima comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and auto-manual, which provides a more responsive drive than the Nissan Altima's 2-speed CVT with overdrive is able to. Additionally, the Optima has more horsepower than the Altima, helping you get from point A to point B with ease.

Standard features on the 2019 Kia Optima include lumbar support and knee protection airbags for the driver, parking assist technology, a blind spot monitoring system, heated side mirrors and Tiptronic Automatic. Available features for drivers to upgrade to include a compass and built-in programmable garage door opener. The Optima offers 105 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The Altima does not offer any of the standard and available listed features and it offers 102 cubic feet of passenger space and 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Drivers interested in learning more about the 2019 Kia Optima can contact a team member at Bridgewater Kia today!