Compare Kia Optima vs Hyundai Sonata & Nissan Altima in Cincinnati

See How the Kia Optima Compares to the Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima

If you are a Cincinnati shopper looking for a capable sedan, you've probably come across three of the most popular models in their class: the Kia Optima, the Hyundai Sonata, and the Nissan Altima.

As most Covington KY car shoppers will know, it's important to be aware of the full spectrum of features available to you before you make your final decision. These three have many distinctions that set them apart from one another. Let's see how the new Kia Optima compares to its competition.


Engine and Powertrain

The Kia Optima comes out on top with its peppy powertrain that Fairfield drivers will love. Expect an available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a 245-horsepower output and 260-pound-feet of torque. It also features paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel for your ultimate, sporty control.

With the Nissan Altima, you'll experience a lesser 2.5-liter engine with 188-horsepower output if you choose to go with the Continuously Variable Transmission. Opting for the Hyundai Sonata will earn Covington drivers an I4 engine with 185-horsepower and 178-pound-feet of torque.

It's also vital to mention that the latest model of the Kia Optima offers Hybrid and Plug-Hybrid models. With these trim levels, you can expect upward of 270-pound-feet of torque and an exceptionally efficient ride made just for drivers in the Batavia area.

Interior Technology Features

Comparing available technology features is a great way to choose the perfect sedan for you. Does your family love to stay connected on the go? The Kia Optima certainly provides ample room for smart devices on board with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology for a hands-free ride.

In the Kia Optima, you'll also enjoy the little interior details such as an available auto-dimming rearview mirror, several USB consoles throughout the cabin, the available heated steering wheel and a panoramic sunroof with a power shade that comes standard on the Kia Optima SX.

The Hyundai Sonata offers up certain tech package options for three of the five trim levels. Across the board, these packages allow for available rear parking sensors, a smaller navigation system than the Kia Optima, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

Technology capabilities in the Nissan Altima include smart device connectivity and navigation as available features.

Perhaps one of the most exciting interior customization features of the Kia Optima is the ability to outfit your seating with dynamic colors and premium materials. An eye-catching dual-toned cloth seating setup with available ventilated front seats and heated seats all around is a feature especially unique to the Kia Optima.

Safety Features

You'll find a reassuring structure design in the Kia Optima, difficult to compare to anything else available amidst its competitors. The Advanced High Strength Steel body makes the core of the car rigid and less suspectable to stress in the event of a collision. It also makes for a quiet ride for you and your passengers.

Enjoy fantastic standard safety features on mid-range trim levels of the Kia Optima, such as Hill Start Assist and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, that only come standard on the highest trim levels of the Hyundai Sonata and the Nissan Altima.

Test Drive Your Dream Sedan at Superior Kia Today

Are you a Harrison driver interested in the extensive capabilities of the Kia Optima? Come by and test drive the latest models of this extremely capable sedan today. If you're interested in other models, there's a brand-new Kia lineup out for this year.

We would love to introduce you to the safe build, impressive engine, hybrid options, and hands-on technology of the Kia Optima. Come by and see us today.

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Check Out the Available Trim Configurations

The Kia Optima lineup comes in four different trim levels that you may choose from. The Optima LX is the baseline model and comes well equipped to handle the daily drive around Florence, KY. The next model in the lineup, the Kia Optima S, is standard with features like:

  • Smart Welcome
  • UVO Link with Eight-Inch Touchscreen Display and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
  • Dual-Zone Full Automatic Temperature Control
  • Ten-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat with Two-Way Power Lumbar Support

The third model in the lineup is the Kia Optima EX, which includes all the previous features and adds benefits like:

  • 1.6-Liter Turbocharged Engine Paired with Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats

At the high-end of the model lineup is the Kia Optima SX, packed with amenities like:

  • 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Engine
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • Panoramic Sunroof with Power Sunshade
  • High-Beam Assist
  • UVO Link with Eight-Inch Touchscreen Display, Voice-Command Navigation System, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™
  • Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™, 630 Watts and Ten Speakers