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2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Nissan Altima in San Antonio, TX

2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Nissan Altima in San Antonio, TX

Left Photo: 2018 Kia Optima with optional equipment shown.

Interior of the 2018 Kia Optima

There's Plenty of Space in the Optima!

Sales - Hours of Operations Hours

210-764-6418
Monday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Awards

Award
Customer Love Index Winner: Brand Under 26k (2018 Model)
- Strategic Vision

Award
Top Safety Pick+ - Midsize Cars (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Testimonials

5 Star Review

Bekah Whiteside
San Antonio
6-20-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My husband and I had talked about getting a new car for a while now. We wanted a new car to replace our current car that had definitely seen some better days. We put directions in our GPS and drove to the closest Hyundai dealer, which lead us here. We had the pleasure of meeting Dylan, who went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. We had a couple of bumps in the road of our own accidental making, but he was patient with us. We went through multiple options and every time, Dylan made sure we knew all of the ins and outs about each vehicle. Thanks to Dylan, we are the proud owners of a 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT. Thank you so much for making our first time car buying experience a breeze, Dylan!

5 Star Review

Eddie Cruz
San Antonio
6-15-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Amazing service no pressure good and friendly service .ask for Dillon he is one awesome salesman he gets the job done.

5 Star Review

Albert Lozano
San Antonio
6-8-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Awesome experience there at Kia South. Went in to have my wife's car serviced and I went ahead and tried my luck. I talked to a sells man named Dylan great guy. Thank you Dylan for going above and beyond for me and putting me in that 2018 kia forte. So everyone who is looking for a new ride and great services go see Dylan at Kia South

5 Star Reivew

Brenda Macias
San Antonio
6-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great customer service!

4 Star Review

Omari Flowers
San Antonio
5-25-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Really good staff. Good deals. They will take care of you.

5 Star Review

Nick Tango
San Antonio
5-25-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought a used vehicle from them. I was pleased and grateful to work with Carlos A. Thanks again guys.

5 Star Review

Pamla Pierce
San Antonio, TX
4-13-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service department is great!! Mr. Terry Deppe is Amazing and has wonderful customer service skills. Thank you World Car Kia South!!!

5 Star Review

Isiah Sotello
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Josh Ytuarte , our sales person made me and my wife feel like ROCKSTARS!!! Took time to show us all of our options , got us the most for our trade in and made what I thought was gonna be a horrible process the smooth and easy. THANKS TO HIM WE GOT A BRAND NEW KIA OPTIMA TURBO!!! THANK YOU AGIAN SIR!!!!!

5 Star Review

Diego Stacny
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience. No pressure, easy going, and helpful service. Josh Ytuarte showed me the car, we then proceeded with the test drive. Fun and casual conversation the whole time. Then I went back to work the numbers and drove away with my dream car. Thank you, josh. You made my experience a pleasant one.

5 Star Review

Blaine Sandoval
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just had to leave a review. Joshua Ytuarte is great at what he does. I usually get extremely annoyed with sales people, but I felt confident that he wasn't BS-ing me, and beyond that, that he was genuinely being helpful. Found just the car I was looking for. So excited. If you read this, ask for Joshua!

5 Star Review

Mo's G8
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Showed up to World Car and was greeted by Josh Ytuarte, he was very nice and gave me all the information i need About the vehicle i was Looking at. Definitely will be coming back !

5 Star Review

Yorida Maldonado
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a great experience, the sales representative Joshua Ytuarte was nice, professional, easy to talk to about numbers and provided great options. Thanks Joshua!

5 Star Review

Joseph Sprague
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Josh is a great guy! He really helped out with selecting a vehicle that was right for me. Be sure to stop here and speak with him the next time you're looking to buy!

5 Star Review

Kat V
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

When I was treated unfairly at another dealership I stopped here on my way home and was met by a very nice salesman named Jose. It was close to closing but Jose took the time to hear my story about my experience before arriving here and sat me down to ask how he could help. We set up an appointment for the following day in which Jose got me into a vehicle I wanted and the payments I needed. The process was very easy and prompt.

5 Star Review

Heidi Slavin
San Antonio, TX
3-9-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Terry in the service department is awesome. He was so helpful and even though I know he was extremely busy he took the time to explain things to me and returned all of my calls promptly. I will definitely be back here again. Ask for Terry he truly is there to help you. Thanks Terry!

5 Star Review

Clem Rocha
San Antonio, TX
3-9-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I've been dealing with World Car KIA South for about 4 years and they have always been extremely professional and helpful in dealing with customer service. I have bought three vehicles, two new and one used. Very satisfied.

4 Star Review

Lety Reyes
San Antonio, TX
3-2-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good service

5 Star Review

Norma Gomez
San Antonio, TX
2-16-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike makes our visit so very friendly and pleasant.

5 Star Review

Mike Dannheim
San Antonio, TX
2-9-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience with Terry, the service advisor, was very easy and informative. Unlike my other experiences with other car dealerships. He made the whole process much less hectic and less difficult which will bring me back to World Car Kia South. Make sure you ask for him your next visit!

5 Star Review

Zita Martin
San Antonio, TX
2-2-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They never gave me any problems. Friendly.

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Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Kia Optima 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 StarFull StarFull 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 StarFull Star

I’ve you’re in the market for a midsize car with impressive performance, top-notch technology features, and dependable safety advancements, then you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Kia Optima. We’ve also done some research here at World Car Kia and are about to show you how it stacks up against one of its greatest competitors, the 2018 Nissan Altima, and why it ultimately comes out on top. After you’ve skimmed through our comparison, come down to our dealership to take it for a test drive and witness all of its amenities yourself. You can find us at 7915 S. Interstate 35, Access Road in San Antonio, TX.

Performance

Let’s start with what brings these two stellar midsize cars to life. The Optima is equipped with a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that cranks out an incredible 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque, proving it will get you from point A to point B in record time and will give you that power you crave when you put your foot to the accelerator. Unfortunately, the Altima only puts 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, so you'll be lacking some power and might be getting to where you need to be later than expected. You won’t be making constant stops at the gas station in the Optima thanks to its 28 MPG city1 fuel economy found on its available 1.6L turbocharger engine and you’ll be saving some mean green you can put towards all those weekend getaways. That won’t be the case in the Altima sadly. Since its 3.5L V6 available engine only gives you a 27 MPG city2 fuel economy, you’ll have to make a few more stops than you intend to at the pump to refuel. Last, but certainly not least, the Optima comes with Eco, Normal, and Sport modes, so you’ll be able to switch up your drives as often as you’d like. The Altima, however, doesn’t come with these driving mode options so you might become a bit bored as you’re cruising. The Optima was clearly built for any journey!

Technology

Both the 2018 Optima and Altima come with some great technology features that will keep you connected and entertained when you’re driving, but there’s some that only the Optima offers. In the center console, you’ll see a touchscreen in both models, but Optima comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay™3 and Android Auto™4. These features allow you to access your favorite apps, phone calls, text messages, and playlists when you’re on the go. The Altima comes with a 5-inch touchscreen, so you might be squinting as you’re picking a song and accessing your apps. Also, it comes with Apple CarPlay™5 and Android Auto™5, but only on higher trims, which means you’ll have to spend some extra money to have these features. You won’t have to worry about draining your phone’s battery and being on zero percent in either model, but only the Optima comes with a dual USB port, so both you and your copilot can charge your devices as you’re cruising down Interstate 410. Unfortunately, the Altima only comes with one USB port6, so you’ll have to take turns with your front passenger when charging your phones. If it isn’t clear yet, the Optima is the total package!

Safety

We can’t conclude without mentioning some of the safety feature differences between these two midsize cars. When you want to switch lanes with the Optima and a vehicle happens to be in your blind spot, its standard Blind Spot Detection (BSD)7 will warn you so you can make the change safely. You can find this feature on the Altima as an available option, so you’ll have to spend extra money because it only comes on higher trim levels. Each time you’re reversing in the Optima, the standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)8 will notify you so you can back out when the coast is clear. This feature isn’t available standard on the Altima, but it does come on its other trims, which means you’ll be whipping out even more cash to have it. Clearly, the Optima outshines the Altima once again!

We hope this comparison between 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Nissan Altima in San Antonio, TX, has shown you the Optima is the obvious choice! Now it’s time to visit us at World Car Kia South to check out all of its other impressive features and to learn how you can make it yours through our financing and leasing programs. See you soon!


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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California 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.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
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.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
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.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
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.
N/A

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.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
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.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
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.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
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.
N/A

Additional Vehicle Information

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  • Features
  • Specs
  • Warranty

Features

Features

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Interior
  • Exterior

Comfort

Convenience Features

Power activated trunk/hatch sensor-activated
Cupholders front
Memorized settings 2 driver
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front
Multi-function remote illuminated entry
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm
Power windows lockout button
Courtesy lights door
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio
Memorized settings driver seat
Memorized settings side mirrors
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) 12V front and rear
Reading lights rear
Assist handle rear
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Steering wheel mounted controls cruise control
Steering wheel mounted controls phone
Storage front seatback
Assist handle front
Storage sunglasses holder
Storage door pockets
Multi-function remote proximity entry system
Cupholders rear
Steering wheel mounted controls voice control
Storage accessory hook
Multi-function remote trunk release

Comfort Features

Cargo area floor mat carpet
Floor mat material carpet
Shift knob trim leather
Center console trim simulated wood
Steering wheel trim leather
Door trim simulated wood
Cargo area floor mat
Armrests rear folding
Interior accents chrome
Armrests rear center with cupholders
Interior accents woodgrain
Floor mats rear
Floor mats front
Floor material carpet
Door sill trim scuff plate

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Safety

Technology

Mechanical

Interior

Exterior

Specs

Warranty

Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2018 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan in inventory

Disclaimer

*All pricing and details are believed to be accurate, but we do not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. The prices, shown above, may vary from region to region, as will incentives, and are subject to change. Vehicle information is based off standard equipment and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Call or email for complete vehicle information. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Prices and payments may not include tax, titles, tags, finance charges, documentation charges, emissions testing changes, or other fees required by law, vehicle sellers or lending organizations. *Manufacturer’s Rebate subject to residency restrictions. Any customer not meeting the residency restrictions will receive a dealer discount in the same amount of the manufacturer’s rebate.

Based on EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

While every effort has been made to ensure display of accurate data, the vehicle listings within this web site may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. Accessories and color may vary. All Inventory listed is subject to prior sale. The vehicle photo displayed may be an example only. Vehicle Photos may not match exact vehicle. Please confirm vehicle price with Dealership. See Dealership for details.

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

2. 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima®: • 27 city MPG / 38 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims • 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Special Edition) • 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 3.5 SL trim Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

3. Included in the Soul Base Convenience Package. Apple CarPlay™, iPhone®, and Siri® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

4. Included in the Soul Base Convenience Package. Android™, Android Auto™, and Google Maps™ are registered trademarks of Google Inc. Warning: Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

5. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use features and connected devices when safe and legal to do so. Some features, including automatic crash notification and SOS, are dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, its ability to connect to a wireless network, compatible wireless network availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal receptions, the absence of which can limit or prevent the ability to reach Customer Care or receive support. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status. Never program GPS while driving. Only use Remote Engine Start and Remote Horn features in accordance with any laws, rules or ordinances in effect in your vehicle’s location. Enrollment, owner consent, personal identification number (PIN), and subscription agreement may be required to receive full suite of features and services. Trial periods (if applicable) begin on the date of vehicle purchase or lease of a new Nissan. Trial periods may be subject to change at any time and may be subject to early termination without notice. Required subscriptions may be sold separately for each available feature or service after trial period ends, and may continue until you call service provider to cancel. Installation costs, one-time activation fee, other fees and taxes may apply. Fees and programming subject to change. Feature may be subject to age restrictions in some areas. Subscriptions governed by service provider’s subscription agreement, terms and conditions and privacy statements available at service provider’s website. Text rates or data usage may apply. Android™ platform is a trademark of Google Inc. Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google Inc. App Store® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

6. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. If you have to use the connected device while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. External device not included.

7. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) is not a substitute for safe driving, and may not detect all objects around vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

8. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) is not a substitute for safe driving, and may not detect all objects around vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.