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Kia Optima vs Nissan Altima

kia optima vs nissan altima

When it comes to navigating the streets of Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, in comfort and style, both the Kia Optima and the Nissan Altima deliver the necessary safety systems, cargo configurations, and interior amenities. You may wonder, though, how these two sedans match up head-to-head.

Our team at Feldman Kia put together this comprehensive comparison to help car shoppers make their final decision.

Standard Safety & Driver-Assist Features

Both the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Kia Optima offer robust standard trim levels featuring a host of driver-assist technologies. Each comes with a rearview monitor, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and driver alertness warnings to boost your awareness of the world around you while out on the road.

The Kia Optima also comes equipped with High Beam Assist (HBA), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Blind Spot Detection Technology. In addition to audio-visual cues, these driver-assist features intervene when necessary to mitigate a collision. In comparison, the Nissan Altima offers similar safety features, but to get them car shoppers will need to select a higher trim level.

Cargo & Seating Appointments: 2020 Nissan Altima vs Kia Optima

nissan altima vs kia optimaIn the Kia Optima and the Nissan Altima, drivers will appreciate the 60/40 split-fold seatbacks that let you easily accommodate both passengers and belongings. The 2020 Kia Optima base trim comes with cloth seating accompanied by CleanTex™ fabric protector to keep your sedan looking as sleek as its first day off the lot. 

In comparison, the Nissan Altima does not offer a CleanTex™ fabric protector option. Car shoppers can also select a sport-style seat trim in either the 2020 Nissan Altima or the Kia Optima. However, the Kia Optima offers two-tone red and black leather seating appointments for an eye-catching interior, while the Nissan Altima sport-style trim only comes in a cloth seating option.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Interior Comfort & Convenience  

kia optima interiorNow, let's peek at interior amenities, after all, you spend most of the time with your car inside the cabin. Each comes standard with a 6-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay® compatibility, Android Auto™ integration, steering wheel-mounted controls, and an 8-inch touch-screen display.

The Kia Optima also offers a Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Premium Audio upgrade that provides a truly immersive experience for daily commutes and weekend explorers alike. Over in the 2020 Nissan Altima, the largest available audio system includes just nine speakers.

Furthermore, the 2020 Kia Optima offers a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade that lets you enjoy a convertible-like ride during warmer months and provides comprehensive vistas year-round. Unfortunately, the 2020 Nissan Altima does not offer a panoramic sunroof option.

You Choose: Kia Optima or Nissan Altima?

When it comes down to it, both the 2020 Nissan Altima and the Kia Optima offer a wide range of amenities to improve every drive around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI. However, car shoppers interested in standard safety features like High Beam Assist, a 10-speaker audio system, exclusive seating appointment options, and a panoramic sunroof, will love the 2020 Kia Optima inside and out.

Reach out to a team member at Feldman Kia to take the wheel of the Kia Optima today!

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