Compare the New 2016 KIA Optima

See How the Kia Optima Matches up Against the Competition

The new 2016 Kia Optima has arrived here at our Stamford, CT Kia dealership serving Milford and Norwalk, CT and Bronx and Yonkers, NY and we couldn't be more excited. For a car that blends power, style, efficiency, technology and more, there's nothing better than the new Optima, though Kia's competitors will try to say otherwise. That's why we're pitting the new Optima up against similar mid-sized sedans from other automakers, and you'll see why the Kia car is the best choice. Visit us today at Kia of Stamford, check out all our new Kia models and explore your auto loan or lease options.


Below we're looking at how the base-level, 2016 edition of the Optima matches up against the newest editions of the Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, all in their basic packages. Take a quick look through, then visit us today and take a test drive in the all-new Optima.

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Kia Optima vs. Hyundai Sonata Comparison


  • Lower estimated starting price for the Kia Optima when compared to a similar setup of the Sonata.

  • The automatic transmission in the Optima comes with the Sportmatic setup, offering you smoother acceleration than found in the Sonata.

  • Available premium sound system in the Optima is only found in higher trim levels of the Sonata.



Kia Optima vs. Toyota Camry Comparison


  • The Optima's warranty deals are superior to the Camry's, including the 10-year, 100,000-mile non-transferable powertrain warranty for the Kia model that isn't available for the Camry.

  • Front and rear air conditioning is standard in the Optima, but isn't available in the base level of the Camry.

  • Standard leather seats in the Optima gives a sense of class and luxury, not found in the Camry.



Kia Optima vs. Nissan Altima Comparison


  • The Optima offers a five-year / 60,000-mile roadside assistance program and a 10-year / 100,000-mile non-transferable powertrain warranty, neither which are offered with the Altima.

  • Standard features like front and rear AC, cruise control and leather seats in the Optima aren't offered in the base level of the Altima.

  • The Optima offers more passenger and cargo space than the Altima.

Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord Comparison


  • For starters, the base-level Optima comes in at a lower starting price when compared to the new Accord.

  • The Optima offers slightly more passenger and cargo trunk space than the Accord.
  • The Optima earns five-star safety rating across the board, while the Accord only achieves a four-star rating for the overall frontal crash test.
  • With the Optima, you get a longer basic warranty, as well as a five-year / 60,000-miles roadside assistance program and a 10-year / 100,000-mile non-transferable powertrain warranty, both of which aren't offered in the Accord.

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