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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2017 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Kia Optima Hybrid than in the Nissan Altima, due to the Kia Optima Hybrid's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Optima Hybrid and the Nissan Altima in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima Hybrid as you will with the Nissan Altima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Optima Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Optima Hybrid and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima Hybrid is about the same width as the Nissan Altima. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Optima Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Altima.

Handling
The Kia Optima Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Optima Hybrid has less horsepower than the Nissan Altima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima Hybrid and the Nissan Altima. The Kia Optima Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Altima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima Hybrid than that of the Nissan Altima.

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2016 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $32,195

2017 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,690
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City MPG: 35 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 38 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,350 - $29,856 $21,348 - $30,453

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.