Midsize sedans need to be all things to pretty much all people. Whether you would like a car that can execute hairpin turns in the city, or save you money while on country roads – all while providing room for five passengers – the sedan needs to provide. So you can understand the gravity of the situation, and the importance of selecting the ideal vehicle, as we compare the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Nissan Altima.
Just consider the value of the vehicles: The 2017 Optima is available for around $17,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Altima starts at more than $24,000 at our competition. Add to this the confidence and security that comes from the industry's leading warranty coverage, with the 2017 Optima receiving 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage, and five years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper, while the 2017 Altima is a steep step down, with five years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage, and only three years or 36,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper. The 2017 Optima is more affordable, and in the unfortunate event a part breaks down, you have more coverage than with the 2017 Altima.
|2017 Kia Optima||Vs.||2017 Nissan Altima|
|$16,880 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$24,520 (The Competition)|
|104.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||101.9|
|15.9||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||15.4|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||Yes|
|10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain; 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain; 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper|
While the 2017 Altima is indeed a nice sedan, with solid design and available tech, it starts out with inferior performance and passenger room, with 179 horsepower in its base trim level, and 101.9 cubic feet for passengers. On the other hand, the 2017 Optima is powerful and spacious, with 185 horsepower in its base trim, and with an ample 104.8 cubic feet to give you that extra room to stretch and relax. The 2017 Optima also comes with Kia's exclusive UVO3 eServices, and available tech that includes a 10-speaker, 8-inch touchscreen symphony of features plus audio, complete with voice-command navigation. The 2017 Altima peaks at nine speakers and a 7-inch touchscreen for its tech.
We have a winner, don't we, and it’s the 2017 Optima, with superior value, base performance and features. We'd love to set you up with a test ride for a 2017 Kia Optima at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.
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