2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Kia Optima

Got the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Kia Optima at the top of your shopping list? Debating which sedan offers the specs and features you need? To show you how these two midsize sedans contrast one another, we have researched and put together our 2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Kia Optima comparison detailing the differences in performance, efficiency, and convenience.

2020 Nissan Altima


2020 Kia Optima

2.5L Engine with 188 Horsepower and 180 Lb-Ft of Torque

2.0L VC-Turbo™ Engine with 236 Horsepower and 267 Lb-Ft of Torque
Engine Options and Specs 2.4L Engine with 185 Horsepower and 178 Lb-Ft of Torque
2.0L Turbocharged Engine with 245 Horsepower and 260 Lb-Ft of Torque
Up to 28 City MPG*, 39 Highway MPG*, 32 Combined MPG* Fuel Economy Ratings Up to 24 City MPG, 32 Highway MPG, 27 Combined MPG
Available All-Wheel Drive Not Available
Standard Proximity Key Available


Benefits of the 2020 Nissan Altima Sedan

While we reviewed the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Kia Optima, we found some major differences that drivers will need to know before making a decision. Overall, the performance of the 2020 Nissan Altima is much better than the 2020 Kia Optima. Both of the Altima’s engines are stronger than that of the Optima’s. Regarding fuel economy, there is a big difference in which the Altima will end up saving drivers plenty of money that would otherwise be used for gas.

Need to drive when it is snowing or raining out? A big benefit for the 2020 Nissan Altima sedan is that Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available for those that feel they need the extra traction. Meanwhile, the Optima doesn’t offer the choice at all. Finally, the Altima offers a bit more convenience with the standard proximity key. Overall, the 2020 Nissan Altima provides the value drivers need and the sporty feel that drivers love.

For more details regarding the 2020 Nissan Altima, contact our sales team here at Sheehy Nissan of Glen Burnie. We’d be happy to share why the Altima is a top pick among drivers in Maryland.

Interested in the 2020 Nissan Altima?

*2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

Rear passenger angle of a white 2020 Nissan Altima driving on a snowy road
Close up of the Advanced Drive-Assist Display in the 2020 Nissan Altima
Passenger angle of a red 2020 Nissan Altima