2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Nissan Altima midsize sedans Friendly Kia New Port Richey FL
2016 Kia Optima 2016 Nissan Altima
$15,535 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $23,994 (The Competition)
28 city, 39 highway Peak MPG 27 city, 39 highway
185 Base HP 182
10 Max. Speakers 9
10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Nissan Altima

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If you're looking for a midsize sedan, you might already be familiar with the dizzying array of choices in this category. But if you're looking for something with some room, a nice engine, and good fuel economy, with some bells and whistles added in, look no further. We'll take a look at the 2016 Kia Optima vs. the 2016 Nissan Altima to see how the two midsize sedans measure up to close scrutiny.

Let's start with the design for each car. The 2016 Kia Optima is a study in coiled elegance, with a European-style exterior that has the right balance of strong accents and smooth lines. The 2016 Nissan Altima is more mathematical in its approach, with straighter lines and plenty of triangular shapes.

If you've driven a compact car for any length of time, you're familiar with their adequate but ultimately weak power output - not so with the 2016 Kia Optima, which will get you off the blocks on your daily commute to the tune of 185 HP in base models, and upwards of 245 in SX and SX Limited model options. The 2016 Nissan Altima falls short in base models, with an HP of 182.

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Midsize sedans are also noted for the value they can bring. At Friendly Kia, we have 2016 Kia Optima models available starting around $16,000 with our Friendly Kia VIP Price, which is thousands less than typical 2016 Nissan Altima models, which start at nearly $24,000 at competitor lots.  And the 2016 Optima is every bit the ultimate midsize, with improved fuel economy from the 2015 model year and plenty of value-packed features.

While we're on the topic of providing you value, the 2016 Kia Optima gets a peak gas mileage of 28 mpg city, 29 mpg highway in LX 1.6T models, which edges the 2016 Nissan Maxima's top fuel economy of 27 city, 39 highway. So the 2016 Optima will save you plenty both when you drive it off the lot and also at the pump. And if you're looking for fun while you tackle the open road, the 2016 Optima comes with up to 10 speakers in EX, SX (optional) and SX Limited (standard) models, and it's a stereo from a name you can trust: Harman/Kardon. The 2016 Altima puts up a decent fight, but tops out of nine speakers in select models.

With thousands in savings, nice design, and fun features - the 2016 Optima gets the decisive victory. We have the Kia Optima available on the Friendly Kia lot, so check one out today. Come on in to look at, test drive or purchase a car at Friendly Kia, located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater and Trinity, less than 40 miles from Tampa and St. Petersburg, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.

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