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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!


Additional Vehicle Information

  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Interior
  • 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, rear

Airbags

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

Security

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

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power

Technology

Audio System

Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack
Antenna type element
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Total speakers 4
Radio AM/FM
Radio data system

Instrumentation

Trip computer
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Warnings and reminders lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, maintenance due, tire fill alert
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer

Telematics

Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone voice operated

Exterior

Exterior Features

Active grille shutters
Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Mirror color body-color
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color chrome surround, black
Rear bumper color body-color
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Wheel covers full
Tire type all season
Wheels steel
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Solar-tinted glass

Lights

Taillights LED rear center
Headlights auto delay off, halogen

Comfort

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim urethane
Armrests rear center folding with storage, rear center with cupholders
Door trim cloth
Interior accents metallic-tone
Floor material carpet
Steering wheel trim urethane

Convenience Features

Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 1
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Center console dual level, front console with armrest and storage
Multi-function remote keyless entry, trunk release
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, phone, voice control
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Vanity mirrors dual
Push-button start
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Storage seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning zones single
Front air conditioning

Interior

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Rear headrests 3, fixed
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Steering

Steering ratio 16.4
Turns lock-to-lock 2.90

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 4.83

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 11.5
Front brake diameter 11.7
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Front brake width 1.02
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes
Cornering brake control
Rear brake width .35

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Front stabilizer bar diameter 22 mm
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 20 mm
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Alternator 110 amps
Battery saver
Battery maintenance-free

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 40 in
Head Room (rear) 37.1 in
Hip Room (front) 54 in
Hip Room (rear) 52.1 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.4 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 56.4 in
Leg Room (front) 45 in
Leg Room (rear) 36.1 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 191.9 in
Width 72 in
Height 57.8 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Track Width (front) 62.4 in
Track Width (rear) 62.4 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 4226 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 4001-5000 lbs
Curb Weight 3197 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft
Interior Volume 117.5 cu ft
Passenger Volume 101.9 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.27 Cd
Turning Circle 36.1 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 18 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type 215/60R16
Front Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type 215/60R16
Rear Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 7.0 in

Sales Hours

(815) 741-5353

Contact Information


        

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

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

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

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

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

Award
Top 10 Sedans (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

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

Award
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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3-27-2016
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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.