2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Nissan Altima

White 2020 Kia Optima and grey 2020 Nissan Altima

As many auto manufacturers have begun turning their heads at sedans in favor of larger SUVs and crossovers, Kia has continued its dedication to offering shoppers a well-rounded variety of automotive options. The 2020 Kia Optima checks every box, from performance capabilities to sophisticated safety features to attractive styling. The Optima gets everything right, making us wonder why anyone would consider getting another vehicle over this Kia classic.

This 2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Nissan Altima comparison is going to look at what sets these two staple sedans apart and show you why so many drivers continue to choose the Kia Optima. Continue reading to learn more about the 2020 Optima or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Optima models at our Tampa Bay-area dealership.

2020 Kia Optima


2020 Nissan Altima

2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
3 Engine Options 2
Available Hybrid Model Not Available
8-inch touchscreen Infotainment Center 8-inch touchscreen
Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Standard
10 years/100,000 miles Engine Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$23,390 Starting MSRP $24,100

2020 Optima Outranks Competition Around Tampa Bay

The 2020 Kia Optima is bringing style and functionality to the Tampa Bay area. Drivers around Pasco County will find that the 2020 Optima brings the most comfortable drive yet along with features and technology you may not have even known you were missing out on. The 2020 Kia Optima offers three different engine options plus two available transmission options with a Sportmatic® Sports Shifter.

Beneath the hood of the Optima LX, S, and Special Edition there is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission that pumps out 185 horsepower on the road. Optima EX and EX Premium models are fitted with a 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter liter engine with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission, while Optima SX models pump out the most power thanks to the 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The competing 2020 Nissan Altima offers just two engine options and comes standard with a 188-horsepower 2.5-liter engine.

The 2020 Nissan Optima also offers shoppers a hybrid model alternative for those looking for an eco-friendly automotive option. The 2020 Altima doesn’t offer any alternative fuel option in its model lineup.

When shoppers choose a 2020 Optima, their vehicle is backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, giving them the best coverage available. The Altima cuts coverage short with a powertrain warranty that lasts only up to 5 years or 60,000 miles.

If you are in the New Port Richey area, come by the Friendly Kia dealership in person to learn even more about the 2020 Kia Optima.