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Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Nissan Altima vs Kia Optima

If you’re searching for a stylish sedan to take you on your Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton drives, odds are you’ve come across the 2020 Nissan Altima and Kia Optima. Both vehicles offer good looks, advanced technology features, and excellent performance ratings.

But how will you know which is the better option for your daily driving needs? That’s where our team at Nissan 24 can help. Check out this comparison of the 2020 Altima and Optima, and find the right fit for your lifestyle.

2020 Altima vs. Optima: Interior Space & Style

When it comes to interior space and style, the Nissan Altima and Kia Optima are both excellent choices. With seating for up to five passengers, you’ll find tons of passenger and cargo space for your daily driving needs.

Both the Altima and the Optima offer at least 35.2 inches of legroom for your backseat riders—which is important to consider when looking at a new sedan.

Additionally, you’ll get at least 15.4 cubic feet of space in the trunk, so you’ll have no problem loading up a few extra things for your weekend getaway.

For those longer drives, you’ll want some extra convenience and entertainment, which is where advanced technology features come into play.

NissanConnect® comes standard in the Altima via an 8-inch touchscreen display. In both models, you’ll get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard features, as well.

Power & Performance in the Altima & Optima

When it comes to power and performance ratings, you’ll find great results in both the Altima and Optima. The 2020 Altima comes standard with a 2.5L Direct Injection Gasoline DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that puts out 188 horsepower. Unfortunately, the Optima’s 2.4L engine falls behind, with only 185 horsepower.

The Altima also takes the lead in fuel economy ratings. With an EPA-estimated 28 city/32 highway MPG1, you’ll be saving both time and money at the pump. The Optima follows with an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 highway MPG.

Additionally, the 2020 Altima offers available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD), a feature that allows your vehicle to monitor and adjust to various road conditions. Unfortunately, you won’t find this in the Kia Optima.

Staying Safe in Your Sedan

The features that matter most in your next vehicle are the ones that will keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. While both the Nissan Altima and the Kia Optima offer advanced driver-assisting features, the Altima offers Class-Exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning2.

Additionally, the Altima also offers Rear Automatic Braking. This feature allows the vehicle to monitor the area behind you, applying the brakes if it senses an object while the vehicle is in motion.

2020 Nissan Altima vs. Kia Optima: The Results

While both the Nissan Altima and Kia Optima are excellent choices, we think that the 2020 Altima’s added safety features, AWD option, and fuel economy ratings make this vehicle worth the test drive.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2020 Nissan Altima, drivers in the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton areas can contact our Nissan dealership to schedule a test drive today!


12020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 city/39 highway/32 combined MPG for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 city/36 highway/30 combined MPG for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 city/37 highway/31 combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 city/35 highway/29 combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 city/34 highway/29 combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

2AutoPacific segmentation. 2020 Altima vs. latest in-market Premium Midsize competitors. Intelligent Forward Collision Warning cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. Comparison based on manufacturer websites.