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Nissan Altima vs Kia Optima

2015 Nissan Altima vs. Kia OptimaLooking for an affordable midsize car to fit your budget and your lifestyle? There are plenty of options to choose from. Two of the most popular are the Nissan Altima and the Kia Optima. When you’re trying to decide which vehicle fits your wish list, you’ll want to think about all of those features that mean the most to you including those for comfort, safety, and convenience. Let’s take a look at the Nissan Altima vs. Kia Optima and how their features compare. Then contact us directly if you still have any questions!

Comfort Features of the Nissan Altima and Kia Optima

The Nissan Altima offers a great range of standard features including power windows and locks, Bluetooth hands free phone system, remote keyless entry with push button start, 12V DC power outlets, and air conditioning. The Kia Optima offers the same features aside from push button start, which isn’t available in the standard model at all.

The Altima offers a plethora of additional comfort features including dual zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), in-cabin microfilter, rear passenger air conditioning vents, height-adjustable seat belts, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat. You can also enjoy leather heated front seats and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Altima vs. Optima Safety FEatures

The Nissan Altima offers two engines: a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine. Both engines are paired with an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The Nissan is a front wheel drive vehicle with paddle shifters and manual shift mode available.

Aside from the powerful engine, the Altima includes additional safety features including Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Bluetooth hands free text message integration, Nissan vehicle immobilizer system, rear view camera, and a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). While the Kia Optima offers similar safety technology features, the Kia has a severely lower EPA-estimated fuel economy. So while you’ll pay nearly the same on the front end for similar features, you’ll spend much more in the long run on the Kia Optima.

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In terms of buying an affordable car, you want to make sure you’re getting everything you want and need in your next vehicle without breaking your budget. The Altima offers a long list of convenience and entertainment features at each trim level—giving you the opportunity to pick and choose the features that mean the most to you. The Nissan Altima features a 7-inch color touch screen NissanConnect system with navigation, mobile apps, and voice recognition.

Pair this incredible system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, hands free text messaging assistant, HomeLink universal transceiver, rear view monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key, cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls, remote engine start system, a Bose premium audio system with AM / FM / CD / MP3 / WMA capability, an auxiliary audio input jack, USB connection port, streaming audio via Bluetooth, and nine speakers.

Nissan Altima vs. Kia Optima

While looking at the Nissan Altima and the Kia Optima from far away may seem like a decent match up. When you look closely at all of the included features and the ability to make your affordable new car fit everything on your wish list, while maintaining the quality standards you expect for your life, the Altima just pulls ahead.

Test Drive the Nissan Altima Today!

2015 Nissan Altima Intelligent KeySee the Nissan Altima up close and personal at Montgomeryville Nissan. We’re located at 991 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville, PA. To set up an appointment with one of our amazing sales professionals give us a call at 888.431.2905 or schedule a test drive online today.