New Kia 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima in Greensboro NC for Sale in Greensboro, NC

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima in Greensboro NC

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2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima in Greensboro NC

Vehicle Overview

Are you considering the 2019 Kia Optima and/or the 2019 Nissan Altima? Do you live or work near or in Greensboro North Carolina? Then, we welcome you to visit our local Greensboro KIA dealership so that you can get firsthand experience with a vehicle that is really shaking up the segment. Both the Optima and Altima are excellent options, but the Optima in particular is a sedan that is slowly but surely making consumers reevaluate their preconceptions. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima and see just how these two very popular cars stack up.

Greensboro NC - 2019 Kia Optima's Overview

Exterior – 2019 Kia Optima

Kia has streamlined its trims, and that feels like a big win for consumers. You can choose from the LX, S, EX and SX. All four trims have an optional package, and consumers will find that each step up includes much of what is offered in the previous trim’s upgrade kit. The LX is the base model but doesn’t really feel like a base model and is arguably the most luxurious and best values in the class at this price point. The S adds a number of bells and whistles, such as bigger wheels and climate control. The EX includes adaptive cruise control rather than the standard system as well as upgraded upholstery, and the SX is the EX with a sport-tuned suspension as well as bigger engine that we’ll discuss in the next section.

Greensboro NC - 2019 Kia Optima's Exterior

Interior – 2019 Kia Optima in/near Greensboro NC

With the 2019 Nissan Altima available in Greensboro North Carolina, you get to choose from five trims: S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. Although perhaps not as robust as the Optima LX, the Altima S is a nice starting point that includes features like automatic headlights and a push-button ignition. The SR is sportier and adds a sport-tuned suspension as well as larger 19-inch wheels. The SV builds on the SR with adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, fog lights and a bunch of safety features that are nice but which would have been nicer at the lower trim levels. With the SL trim you get leather upholstery and other luxury enhancements, and Platinum adds bigger wheels and a 360-degree camera.

Greensboro NC - 2019 Kia Optima's Interior

Mechanical – Kia Optima specs in/near Greensboro

The 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima comparison is interesting in that the vehicles are quite similar in their goals and how they achieve them. These are mid-sized sedans that are sold with a front-wheel-drive configuration by default but also available as all-wheel drive. The base engine for the 2019 Nissan Altima is a 2.5L four-cylinder that delivers 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. With the SR and Platinum trims, you can upgrade to a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that gives you 248 hp and 280 lb.-ft. Both engines are mated to a continuously variable transmission or CVT, but note that if you opt for the bigger Altima engine, it is restricted to FWD and AWD is no longer an option.

Greensboro NC - 2019 Kia Optima's Mechanical

Safety – 2019 Kia Optima dealer

Both the Optima and Altima scored quite well with both the IIHS and NHTSA. The scores are similar, but the Optima does come out ahead, such as good versus acceptable in headlamp testing. In terms of driver assistance, both vehicles are superb with all the options. But where Optima comes out ahead is in the standard package. This suite, which is included even with the base model, includes systems for driver attention monitoring, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist.

The Optima available at your local Greensboro KIA dealership is impressive in the tech department, and the Altima is no slouch either. Both come with an 8-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera even at the base model. You also get mobile device support via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You get Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system and satellite radio. With the Optima, you also get HD radio. The Altima does give you more USB ports at the lower trim levels, but with the Optima EX, you get two rapid-charging ports up front as well as rear USB and power ports, which is a great touch.

It’s one thing to read about the 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Nissan Altima. It’s another thing entirely to see the 2019 Kia Optima up close and personal. We welcome you to visit our local Greensboro KIA dealership at your earliest convenience. Our location has many models across all trim levels, and you can see them, sit in them and test-drive them! The prices are fantastic, and we have many specials that make it easier than ever to finance or lease your new car. If you can’t visit us in Greensboro North Carolina just yet, feel free to call ahead or to contact us online through our website.


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