2019 Kia Optima vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2019 Kia Optima exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2018 Nissan Altima exterior back fascia and drivers side

While power and driver-assist technologies aren’t the only things that make up a quality vehicle, it certainly helps to have them! That’s partially why the 2019 Kia Optima is a solid choice for any car shopper who is looking for a sedan. Now, we’ll see how it compares to one of its competitors; the 218 Nissan Altima.

For all who want a sedan that has the technology and power to make it an excellent vehicle, but without necessarily having the price tag of such a vehicle, the 2019 Kia Optima will rise above expectations.

Below, you’ll see that we’ve set the specs and features of both of these vehicles into a table, so you can view their features side-by-side. This way, you’ll be able to clearly tell what vehicle has what feature. Now, let’s take a look at how these two vehicles compare against each other.

2019 Kia Optima


2018 Nissan Altima

$22,600 Starting MRSP $23,260
185 hp Horsepower 179 hp
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring n/a
Standard Parking Assist Technology n/a

Advantages of the 2019 Kia Optima

As you can see, the 2019 Kia Optima has a lower starting MRSP than the 2018 Nissan Altima does. Despite this lower price, the Optima still has more features than the Altima. But first; the power. While the Optima doesn’t get that much more horsepower than the Altima, it still has a bit more power, so anyone looking for a powerful vehicle will probably be more inclined to look at the Optima over the Altima.

This goes for technology features as well. More specifically; driver-assist technologies. Keep an eye out for the Optima’s technology when you are taking it for a test drive, because it has some great features like Blind Spot Monitoring and Parking Assist Technology, which come standard on the Optima.

If you have any questions about the 2019 Kia Optima, or any other Kia vehicle then please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Moritz Kia. We are always glad to tell you more about the great specs and features that the Kia models have to offer!