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Kia Optima vs. Nissan Maxima Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Optima vs. Nissan Maxima Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $36,980

Kia Optima SX   
Difference: $6,995

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20202021
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $32,190 $42,320
Technology Package 3,000  
Universal garage door opener 350  
Remote start 425  
Cargo net 50  
Floor mats   300
Rear spoiler   405
Technology Package 2,727  
Universal garage door opener 291  
Remote start 353  
Cargo net 42  
Floor mats   234
Rear spoiler   344
Options (change) 3,825 705
Options (change) 3,413 578
Destination 965 950
Total Price $36,980 $43,975

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Nissan Maxima

Lowest Adjusted Price: Kia Optima SX
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Nissan Maxima Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,930
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,852
Model Year20202021
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine245hp I4300hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)21/30 MPG20/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 10?, 11
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/45-18245/40-19
Total Price$36,980$43,975
Adjustments for Features0-65
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$36,980$43,910

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Features Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Nissan Maxima

Model Year20202021
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
Active noise reduction $0
Adaptive cruise control $600
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850 
Heated steering wheel $100
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125 
Remote app $25
Remote window/roof operation $15
Sunshade, rear, power $225
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Around view cameras $500
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Forward collision warning$200 
Knee airbag, driver$75 
Lane departure warning$200 
Moving object detection, front $25
Moving object detection, rear $25
Obstacle detection, front $150
Predictive forward collision warning $250
Rearview camera$200 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player $125
MP3-compatible player $50
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear seat USB outlets (optional) $0
Telematics service, such as OnStar $200
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection$25 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50
Metal pedals$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Performance steering system (optional)$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$5,725$5,790
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$65
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Nissan Maxima

Model Year20202021
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.4 in109.3 in
Length191.1 in192.8 in
Width73.2 in73.2 in
Height57.7 in56.5 in
Curb Weight3,558 lb.3,552 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.8 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in56.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.0 in54.2 in
Row 1 Legroom45.5 in45.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.8 in36.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.4 in55.7 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.0 in53.5 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in34.2 in
Cargo Volume15.9 ft314.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Optima SX

Technology Package
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Lane departure warning200No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
HD radio50Yes
Total Requested142546%
Total Not Requested165054%

Option Package Details
Nissan Maxima Platinum

Floor mats
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo net40Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
First-aid kit15No
Total Requested15591%
Total Not Requested159%

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