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2018 Nissan Altima vs. 2018 Kia Optima 

The type of vehicle you drive says a lot about who you are as an individual. If you're looking for a sedan that communicates class and sophistication, there's the 2018 Nissan Altima. From its aerodynamic styling to its nimble handling, the Altima is sure to turn heads. It receives a variety of updates for 2018, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also more standard features for 2018, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.  

While the Altima remains a great option for car shoppers in search of a midsize sedan, it's not without competition. The 2018 Kia Optima is one of many on the market today and, like the Altima, has added some new features for the model year. Which sedan is right for you? Here's a closer look at how the two compare 

2018 Nissan Altima


2018 Kia Optima

179 Horsepower 185
2.5-liter four-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
Xtronic CVT Transmission 6-speed automatic
27 city/38 highway Fuel Economy 25 city/36 highway

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Where the 2018 Optima excels is its spacious interior and variety of high-tech features. In fact, for 2018 the Optima is now standard with Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touchscreen and much more. However, when compared to the 2018 Nissan Altima, the Optima pales in comparison. While it's true that the Optima has a lot to offer, the Altima's spirited V6 engine and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine make this sedan a must-see.  

Overall, the Nissan Altima has more personality on the road, with nearly just as much cargo and passenger space as the Optima. Maybe most importantly, the 2018 Nissan Altima is fun to drive, whether you're running errands or are taking a road trip. Choose from five trims, all of which come with a unique array of high-tech features.  

We invite you to compare and contrast the two for yourself with a test drive at Charleston Nissan. Our award-winning team of experts can answer any questions you might have and help you find the perfect vehicle. Stop by and see us today! 

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