2014 Kia Optima vs 2014 Nissan Altima
2014 Kia Optima  2014 Nissan Altima
$21,500 MSRP $22,170
192/181 Horsepower/Torque 182/180
120 months/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 60 months/60,000 miles
SiriusXM, 6 speakers Radio AM/FM, 4 speakers

2014 Kia Optima vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Kia Optima

Deciding on your next sedan? If you’re looking for something that’s capable, efficient, and has great features that come standard, there’s a good chance you’ve narrowed your search down to a handful of formidable contenders, and we’d be willing to bet that among them are the Kia Optima and the Nissan Altima. These models are well known for their style, affordability, and overall value for your investment in terms of efficiency and features. Today we’re going to put them head to head, the 2014 Kia Optima vs 2014 Nissan Altima, in order to determine which one has more of what today’s drivers want.

The first thing you would be expected to look at as a necessarily important factor is the price of the vehicle itself. Here we feature the Optima and Altima at their most basic trim levels, and the manufacturer’s recommended price that correlates to each. As you can see the 2014 Kia Optima is slightly less than the Altima, but probably not enough to tip anyone’s vote.

2014 Kia Optima Kenosha WI

So what might change someone’s mind once upfront price was ruled out as a factor. To discuss the engines for the moment, you’ll see that the Optima offers a bit more horsepower, but again it might not be enough to truly change anyone’s mind… until you get to what’s backing up that highly important part of any vehicle. The Kia Optima’s warranty is twice that of the Altima in terms of time and nearly as much when it comes to mileage. Finally, the sound system on the base model for the Optima involves SiriusXM compatibility and two more speakers than what the Altima offers.

Interested in taking the 2014 Kia Optima for a test drive here at Palmen Kia? Come see us at our Kenosha location today and we’ll get you behind the wheel!

2014 Kia Optima