2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Nissan Altima mid-size sedans performance fuel economy
2016 Kia Optima 2016 Nissan Altima
185 Base Model HP 182
28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway Peak Fuel Economy 27 mpg city, 39 mpg highway
Yes Hybrid Model Available? No
10 Maximum Speakers 9

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Nissan Altima mid-size sedans performance fuel economy

The mid-size sedan market is arguably the toughest competition in the automotive industry. There's so many award-winning and successful vehicles, with fantastic name recognition and the awards to boot, that it's almost like a winner-take-all "Hunger Games." Today we're looking in on a clash between the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Nissan Altima, two popular and worthy contestants, but a contest that winds up with a clear winner.

The 2016 Nissan Altima base horsepower is 182, which is nothing to sneeze at, but you might be surprised to learn the 2016 Kia Optima LX and EX models check in with a power advantage at 185 HP. While you're turning heads with the 2016 Optima, you'll also have a more luxurious interior, with 104.8 cubic feet of space for passengers to the 2016 Altima's 101.9, but you can really settle into some primo audio with the 2016 Optima's 10-speaker Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic Premium Surround Sound, available for EX and SX models and standard in top-of-the-line SX Limited models. The 2016 Altima tops out at nine speakers in some models.

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The Optima Reigns Supreme - Find Yours Today

When it comes to sedans, you not only want to feel comfortable while you drive, you want to save money, and the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Nissan Altima are pretty evenly matched; however, the Optima has LX 1.6T models that get 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, which bests the Altima's 2.5-liter model options' fuel economy of 27 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, while also doing so with a smaller engine. Which brings to mind the Kia Optima Hybrid, which provides a soothing, quiet ride with reduced emissions - the Altima has no comparable hybrid vehicle available.

When you add up the size, the features and the value, the Optima comes out on top, and we have the Kia Optima on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, which is located at 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls TX. We encourage you to visit us on the lot or take a look at our inventory online. Some of the other models we have on the lot are the Kia Sorento mid-size crossover and Kia Forte compact, among other models. For more information please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.

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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Nissan Altima mid-size sedans performance fuel economy