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2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Kia Optima near Chicago, IL

Rich Charcoal Leather Interior in the Altima

2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Kia Optima near Chicago, IL

          

*The vehicle shown above (right image) is the 2017 Nissan Altima sedan in Deep Blue Pearl.

Want to find out how the 2017 Nissan Altima stacks up against the competition? Find out today with our comparison against the 2017 Kia Optima. Discover which is the ultimate family sedan you ought to make yours today and why. Here, at Thomas Nissan of Joliet, we have compiled all the details that prove in which ways the Altima is superior.

Fuel efficiency is key when commuting everyday on I-290. The Altima ensures that you make way less stops at the gas station by providing you an incredible economy of up to 39 MPG hwy1. In the Optima, however, you might find yourself spending more time and money than you would like to, as it will only provide you, at best, with 37 MPG hwy2. The secret lies in the Nissan Altima’s ingenious Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which functions with a system of pulleys in lieu of the traditional gear box outfitted in most traditional automatic transmissions (such as the ones in the Optima), thus, rendering a smooth and seamless ride without the jolts and setbacks of shift shocks.

Potency-wise although the 2017 Altima might fall slightly behind the 2017 Optima with its standard engine, it makes up for it with its available 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 powertrain that is able to expel a staggering 270 horsepower. By contrast, the Kia Optima’s optional 2.0L Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine will only allow you to attain 245 horsepower to pursue your need for speed.

Visibility is key, especially when foul weather comes into play, such as those misty winter mornings. To counteract that, the 2017 Nissan Altima offers you the comfort and peace of mind of available fog lights. The 2017 Kia Optima, however, seems to have completely forgotten or overlooked these, as it offers no such feature on any of its trims.

While both models provide you with push button start with the aid of a smart keyfob, only the Altima will supply you with the option of a Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control. Whether it’s a hot summer day or a cool autumn morning, you’ll be able to prepare your cabin in advance, from a distance, before leaving your home or office. Sadly, the Optima does not anticipate your comfort or convenience in this regard, so you might have to endure extreme temperatures for a bit until the interior eventually acclimates as you drive.

Now that you’ve seen this face to face competition of the 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Kia Optima near Chicago, IL, take things one step further by visiting us here at Thomas Nissan of Joliet to admire the Altima up close. What’s more, you can even schedule a test drive and get to feel what it’s like to be behind the wheel of this fabulous midsize sedan. Contact us today!


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Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Comfort
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  • Mechanical

Safety

Safety

Breakaway engine
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Hood buckling creases
Energy absorbing steering column
Safety brake pedal system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Impact absorbing bumpers
Crumple zones front
Crumple zones rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front
Side curtain airbags rear

Security

Anti-theft system alarm
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power

Technology

Exterior

Comfort

Interior

Mechanical

Specs

Warranty

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Awards

Award
Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Highest Ranked in Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Best Affordable Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- US News

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Best Environmental Performance Brand (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

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Best Fleet Value in America: Passenger Cars (2017 Model)
- Vincentric

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Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

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Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

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Top 10 Sedans (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

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Top Safety Pick+ - Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Total Quality Impact Winner: Mid-Size Car Segment (2017 Model)
- Strategic Vision

          

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

           

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

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Excellent experience!

Nicholas George
3-27-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

he experience my fiance and I had at Thomas Nissan was hands down, by far the best dealer experience we've ever had. Matt Richards did a great job helping us with our purchase. He was very professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Colin in finance, went above and beyond to help get my fiance and I financed. I will definitely choose Thomas Nissan the next time I am in the market for a vehicle.

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1. Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Altima – EPA data not available at time of publication. Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates (27 city MPG/39 hwy MPG/31 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims) (26 city MPG/37 hwy MPG/30 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5 SR trim) (22 city MPG/32 hwy MPG/26 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 3.5 SR & 3.5 SL trims) based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.

2. EPA fuel economy estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.