Although the number of sedans sold every year seems to be giving way for crossovers and SUVs, they are still a popular vehicle for those drivers who appreciate the unique combination of style, timeless automotive design and comfort that they bring to the table. Additionally, with their aerodynamic bodies, they’re excellent on fuel. Inside, they’re relaxed and comfortable, providing a smooth and quiet ride.
In the timelessly-popular mid-size sedan class, quite a few options exist. Although no longer as competitive as it once was, drivers can still choose a model from every manufacturer. Today, we’re going to be looking at the sporty and re-styled 2019 Kia Optima and comparing it to the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima to see which mid-size sedan is a better value for you and yours.
2019 Kia Optima
2019 Nissan Altima
|6-speed automatic||Standard transmission||2-speed CVT|
|39.8 inches / 37.8 inches||Headroom (front / rear)||39.2 inches / 36.9 inches|
|45.5 inches / 35.6 inches||Legroom (front / rear)||44.1 inches / 35.1 inches|
|16-inch alloy||Standard wheels||16-inch steel with hubcap|
|5 years / 60,000 miles||Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage||3 years / 36,000 miles|
|Yes||J.D. Power Initial Quality Study non-luxury winners?||No|
The 2019 Kia Optima carries forward the features and specs that made it one of the most popular 2018 models and adds some flair. With three available engine options and two transmissions, you’re already starting in a better and more versatile spot than the 2019 Nisan Altima which limits you to one engine and one transmission.
On the inside, the impressive additional comfort of the 2019 Kia Optima can’t be overemphasized. It can, however, be compared. Choosing the Optima will yield you an additional 1 ½ inches of headroom between the first and second rows, while you’ll get two inches of additional space in legroom between the two.
As far as exterior styling goes, the 2019 Kia Optima gives you alloy wheels from the base model up, while the 2019 Nissan Altima starts with steel wheels.
Finally, the 2019 Kia Optima provides you with maximum peace of mind. Its 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty gives you two years or 24,000 additional miles over that of the 2019 Nissan Altima.
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