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Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,735

Nissan Altima 3.5 SL   
Difference: $675

Lowest Total Invoice: $33,177

Nissan Altima 3.5 SL   
Difference: $607

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelOptimaOptimaAltima
TrimSXSX Limited3.5 SL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $26,855 $36,090 $32,690
Base Invoice $25,023 $33,481 $30,453
SX Base Package 3,085    
Technology Package 4,800   1,180
Universal garage door opener 350 350  
Remote start 425 425  
Floor mats     225
Rear spoiler     405
Illuminated door sill trim plates     350
SX Base Package 2,842    
Technology Package 4,380   1,044
Universal garage door opener 291 291  
Remote start 353 353  
Floor mats     175
Rear spoiler     344
Illuminated door sill trim plates     276
Options (change) 8,660 775 2,160
Options (change) 7,866 644 1,839
Destination 895 895 885
Total Price $36,410 $37,760 $35,735
Total Invoice $33,784 $35,020 $33,177

The configured Kia Optima 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Optima and Nissan Altima are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Kia Optima SX trim is $26,855. The features would cost an additional $8,660. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $36,410.

The base sticker price of the Kia Optima SX Limited trim is $36,090. The features would cost an additional $775. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $37,760.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL trim is $32,690. The features would cost an additional $2,160. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $35,735.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Optima trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Altima trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Kia Optima 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Optima and Nissan Altima are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Kia Optima SX trim is $25,023. The features would cost an additional $7,866. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $33,784.

The invoice of the Kia Optima SX Limited trim is $33,481. The features would cost an additional $644. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $35,020.

The invoice of the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL trim is $30,453. The features would cost an additional $1,839. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $33,177.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Optima trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Altima trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Optima SX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,135
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,000
Model Year201720172017
ModelOptimaOptimaAltima
TrimSXSX Limited3.5 SL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine245hp I4245hp I4270hp V6
TransmissionT6T6CVT-7
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/31 MPG22/31 MPG22/32 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 10630, 10?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/45-18235/45-18235/45-18
Total Price$36,410$37,760$35,735
Adjustments for Features-2,810-3,6850
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,600$34,075$35,735
Cost Above Minimum$0$475$0
Total Invoice$33,784$35,020$33,177
Adjustments for Features-2,607-3,4180
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$31,177$31,602$33,177
Cost Above Minimum$0$425$0

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Features Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima

Model Year201720172017
ModelOptimaOptimaAltima
TrimSXSX Limited3.5 SL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125$125 
Remote window/roof operation  $15
Sunshades, second row$125$125 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0 
Around view cameras $500 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200 
Forward collision warning$200$200 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100 
Lane departure warning system$200$200 
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Predictive forward collision warning  $250
Rearview camera$200 $200
Rollover sensor$50$50 
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0$0 
CD player  $125
HD radio$50$50 
MP3-compatible player  $50
Siri Eyes Free support  $0
Surround sound$250$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300
Traffic + travel information  $25
Traffic information$25$25 
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Wireless charging station $75 
Exterior 
Laminated front side windows$200$200 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0$0 
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200 
Sunroof  $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection$25$25 
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200 
Fog lights  $125
LED headlights$1000$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750
Power-folding mirrors$50$50 
Steering-linked headlights$150$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300 
Door sill trim plates$100$100 
Heated second row seats$200$200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200
Memory system, driver seat$200$200 
Metal pedals$75$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350
Chrome-plated alloy wheels $850 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350  
Performance steering system (optional)$0$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0$0 
Total Value of Features$8,350$9,225$5,540
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,810$3,685$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,607-3,4180

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima

Model Year20172017
ModelOptimaAltima
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.4 in109.3 in
Length191.1 in191.9 in
Width73.2 in72.0 in
Height57.7 in57.8 in
Curb Weight3,494 lb.3,412 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.8 in40.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in56.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.0 in54.0 in
Row 1 Legroom45.5 in45.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.8 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.4 in56.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.0 in52.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in36.1 in
Cargo Volume15.9 ft315.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Optima SX

SX Base Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Door sill trim plates100Yes
LED headlights1000No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
HD radio50No
Proximity key250Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Approach detection25No
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener125No
Total Requested122547%
Total Not Requested137553%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Heated second row seats200No
Surround sound250No
Lane departure warning system200No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Upgraded stability control0No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
Panoramic sunroof1200No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Rear reading lights0No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested135026%
Total Not Requested390074%

Option Package Details
Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Predictive forward collision warning250Yes
Total Requested95076%
Total Not Requested30024%

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