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2013 Kia Optima 2013 Nissan Altima 2013 Suzuki Kizashi
     
4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn EX
  • 4dr Sdn SX
  • 4dr Sdn SX w/Limited Pkg
  • 4dr Sdn SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg
4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SV
  • 2dr Cpe I4 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SL *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SL
4dr Sdn Man FWD Base
  • 4dr Sdn Man FWD Base
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FWD SE
  • 4dr Sdn CVT AWD SE
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FWD GTS Sport
  • 4dr Sdn CVT AWD GTS Sport
  • 4dr Sdn CVT AWD SLS Sport

Prices

MSRP $21,350 $21,760 $19,999
Invoice $20,400 $20,356 $19,199
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.3 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.2 8.4 8.5
Performance 7.7 8.2 8.3
Interior 7.8 8.2 8.0
Safety 9.7 9.4 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong acceleration from both engines
  • Athletic handling
  • Intuitive tech features and upscale optional features
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Nimble handling
  • Smooth CVT
  • Comfortable interior
  • Strong fuel economy estimates
  • Nimble handling
  • Available AWD
  • High-end cabin 
Cons
  • Limited rear headroom
  • Small trunk opening
  • Below-average reliability score
  • Loud four-cylinder engine
  • Some complaints of unintuitive tech features
  • Somewhat underpowered engine
  • Smaller rear seat and trunk than competitors

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4L/146
MPG 24 City / 35 Hwy 27 City / 38 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.04 109.300 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.500 183.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.05 72.000 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.28 57.900 58.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3108 3241

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.17 101.900 105.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.96 40.000 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 45.47 45.000 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.28 56.400 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.65 54.000 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.60 37.100 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.65 36.100 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.71 56.400 54.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.49 52.100 52.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.43 15.400 13.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.4L/146
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 6300 182 @ 6000 185 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 186 @ 4250 180 @ 4000 170 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter 35.76 36.100 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 38 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.000 16.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard