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2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima | Calgary

Mid-sized sedans are a great option for people who are looking for a fuel-efficient and comfortable driving option. In today's market, a sedan offers the same safety and comfort features that are offered in an SUV or crossover. And while it seems like there may be more SUVs on the road today, many people are still choosing to drive a mid-sized sedan regularly to get them through their daily commutes.

At first glance, it may seem as if all sedans are created equal, but that is not always the case. Many automobile manufacturers are starting to put more advanced features in their cars to ensure that they are still able to be on a level playing field with the other vehicles that they produce. One car that comes equipped with many advanced features, including advanced safety features, is the 2019 Kia Optima.

Because of its ability to seamlessly combine comfort with style, the Optima has been a fan favourite for years. This year, the car is equipped with the latest technology to ensure that the driver is able to stay safe and comfortable while on the road.

To better illustrate just how impressive the 2019 Kia Optima truly is, we have compared to another popular mid-sized Sedan, the 2019 Nissan Altima.

Advanced Safety

The 2019 Altima and the 2019 Optima both offer a wide range of safety features that will help to keep every occupant of the vehicle safe at all time. However, this year, the Optima was named the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick and received a five-star safety rating from NHTSA.

Some of the safety features that come standard on the 2019 Kia Optima include:

  • 4-wheel Anti0Lock Brake System
  • Vehicle Stability Management System
  • 7 airbags
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Alert System
  • Forward Collision Advanced System
  • Hill Assist Control
  • Review Camera
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

Power and Fuel Efficiency

This year, the Optima comes with two different engine options. The 2.4-litre 4-cylinder is capable of producing 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. For a little extra get-up-and-go, the Optima also offers a 2.0-litre GDI engine that delivers 245 horsepower.

No matter which engine you pick, the Optima delivers an impressive amount of fuel-efficiency as well. The Optima gets an estimated 9.5L/100km in the city and 7.1L/100km on the highway.

The Altima only offers one engine. Its 2.5-litre engine produces 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Nissan Altima and the 2019 Kia Optima Comparison

2019 Kia Optima 2019 Nissan Altima
Headroom (Front/Rear) 39.8"/37-8" 39.2"/36.9"
Legroom (Front/Rear) 45.5"/35.6" 44.1"/35.1"
Wheel 16-inch Alloy 16-ich steel
Warranty 5-Year/100,00 km 3-Year /60,000km

If you are looking for a great vehicle at a great value, then look no further than the 2019 Kia Optima. If you have any questions about the Optima, or you would like to see test drive one today, feel free to contact us today and let our friendly and knowledgable staff show you everything that a Kia has to offer.