2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Nissan Altima

The Kia Optima and the Nissan Altima are so familiar with one another you could almost make it a "Miller vs. Budweiser"-style debate and call them the "Kia Hoptima" and the "Nissan Maltima," but we'll focus on what separates the 2018 Optima and 2018 Altima, both midsize sedans, in a vehicular sense.

Read on to see the starting price, horsepower, fuel economy and tech that are available for these two award-winning midsize sedans! We'll get you started with the price, where the 2018 Optima enjoys a huge advantage, with a price tag around $17,500 at Friendly Kia of New Port Richey, Florida, thanks to our available VIP Price, while the 2018 Nissan Altima goes for several thousand more at a competing lot.

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2018 Kia Optima


2018 Nissan Altima

$17,530 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $24,850 (The Competition)
185 Base Horsepower 179
28, 37 Top MPG (city, highway) 27, 38
Yes Apple CarPlay Standard for all Trims? No
104.8 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 101.9
10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain

The Optima is Optimal in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL Area!

The Nissan Altima has added available tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the 2018 model year, but this is old hat for the Optima, which comes with these features standard in all trim levels. Plus, the Optima has a new sporty and affordable S trim for 2018. And whether you're looking for superior interior room, warranty coverage or top-line city miles per gallon, the 2018 Optima is the champ in all of those, too, with 104.8 cubic feet to the Altima's 101.9 cubic feet for passengers, plus 28 city MPG to the Altima's 27. Then check out the warranty coverage, as the Optima receives the industry's longest coverage with 10 years or 100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage to the 2018 Altima's 5 years or 60,000 miles of coverage.

For superior tech, space, coverage, value and more in the midsize sedan class, go for the 2018 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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