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2018 Kia Optima vs Nissan Altima

Mid-size sedans, like the popular 2018 Kia Optima and Nissan Altima, continue to attract family-minded buyers with their roomy, upscale cabins and competitive pricing. Still, you may be left with some questions as to which sedan offers the smoothest ride or the savviest smartphone integration options. If that's the case, check out our comparison guide to learn more.

2018 Kia Optima vs Nissan Altima

Passenger Space & Comfort: 2018 Kia Optima

 

The new Optima is more than a budget-friendly option - its sleek, sophisticated cabin makes you feel like you're getting more for your money, especially when you opt into luxury features like heated and ventilated front seats. Up front, it's easy to find the perfect spot behind the wheel, thanks to generous space and seating adjustments. Even if you forget to call shotgun, you can still enjoy a comfortable, roomy road trip in the Optima's rear seats.

The 2018 Nissan Altima also provides roomy front seats. The Altima also adds excellent all-around visibility into the mix, making it a good choice for commuters. However, in the rear seats, the Altima can't match the Optima's spaciousness - though you will find enough head and leg room for an average-sized adult back there.

 

Tech Features: 2018 Kia Optima

 

The 2018 Kia Optima is also our pick for technology. Its Uvo infotainment system is one of the most intuitive systems out there. Thanks to the touchscreen's logical menu structure and physical volume and tuning knobs, anyone can figure out how to use it. Uvo also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, technology that displays smartphone apps like Maps and Music directly on your central touchscreen, curing you of the urge to look down at your phone.

You can also find modern smartphone integration in the 2018 Nissan Altima. When you upgrade to the NissanConnect infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is part of the package. There's just one catch, however - the touchscreen is placed so low as to be out of your direct line of sight, creating a possible distraction.

 

Power & Performance: 2018 Kia Optima

 

For impressive handling and confidence-inspiring steering, test drive the 2018 Kia Optima. This sedan is smooth and controlled, so you can venture down unexplored highways with total peace of mind. The Optima also absorbs bumps with ease, creating a comfortable trip, even on rocky roads.

The Nissan Altima is also notable for its responsive handling, especially if you select the sporty SR model. However, steering is another story. First of all, you must employ a lot of effort, even at low speeds, to maneuver your Altima through a tight spot. Also, the wheel doesn't return to center of its own accord, so you'll have to manually unwind it to get back on the straight and narrow.

 

Safety: 2018 Nissan Altima

 

When it comes to passenger protection, the Altima obviously has your interests at heart. This year, all models come standard with forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. If you run into trouble, this sedan actively works to mitigate damages. All models also include a rearview camera, helping you spot any obstacles in your path.

Kia also outfits every Optima with a rearview camera, enhancing visibility in a tight spot. Options, like navigation and lane departure warning, come in handy on highway road trips. You can add forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking to your features list, but this safety technology isn't standard equipment, like in the Altima.

 

Learn More about the Kia Optima

Both the 2018 Kia Optima and Nissan Altima shine when it comes to passenger safety, but, for overall family friendliness, we favor the Optima. You'll appreciate its roomy cabin, handling, and premium features--the Kia Optima is clearly the best option here.

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