2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

Blue 2019 Kia Optima and Silver 2019 Nissan Altima

Perfect your everyday drive by getting behind the wheel of an all-new 2019 Kia Optima. Complete with stylish details throughout its cabin and along its exterior, this vehicle is sure to impress everyone you pass. Whether you’re looking for a reliable day-to-day vehicle or the perfect road trip partner, the 2019 Kia Optima from Moritz Kia is the perfect addition to every lifestyle.

Wearing a starting price tag of $22,900, this Kia is available in four stylish trim levels – LX, S, EX, and SX – guaranteeing every driver will find their perfect fit behind the wheel of a 2019 Optima. With three power-packed engines in its lineup, there’s no stopping this Kia. Are you wondering if this sedan is your perfect match? Continue reading to see how the Optima stacks up against the competition in this 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima comparison from Moritz Kia.

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2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine Standard Engine 2.5-liter DIG DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
462.5 city - 647.5 highway miles Driving Range 453.6 city - 631.8 highway miles
18.5 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 16.2 gallons
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 15.4 cubic feet

What are the differences between the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Nissan Altima?

Under the hood of the 2019 Kia Optima is a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine that produces 185 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. With this setup drivers are able to get an impressive driving range of 462.5 city miles to 647.5 highways miles, meaning this vehicle is one you can always rely on. Looking for more power out of your sedan? The elite Kia SX is powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine with Turbocharger to generate 245 horsepower at a starting price of just $31,900. The competing 2019 Nissan Altima starts at $23,750, a higher starting price than the base Optima. Under the hood of the Altima is a 2.5-liter DIG DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that generates a comparable 188 horsepower and offers a driving range of 453.6 city to 631.8 highway miles.

Both the Kia Optima and Nissan Altima feature an 8” touch-screen display in their infotainment centers. The 2019 Optima LX has a standard UVO play system or the available UVO link, which comes standard on S and EX models. The UVO link system offers systems like the Remote Lock/Unlock feature, Valet Alert, along with over 130 channels provided by SiriusXM®. All Kia Optima trim levels offer both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay compatibility™.


Closeup of infotainment center in 2019 Kia Optima
White 2019 Kia Optima
Closeup of interior in 2019 Kia Optima
Red and black seats in 2019 Kia Optima