With the elegance that comes from an engineering platform that really stands out against the competition it’s worthwhile checking out the Kia Optima. The base model offers a powerful engine with great efficiency and tons of options to make your driving experience better. Note that you can always opt for a 1.6-Litre T-GDI engine or the impressive 2.0-Litre T-GDI engine with 245 horsepower. Take a spin in any of the trim levels and you’ll quickly note how appropriately well-designed the interior is, with a handling that makes it easy to get through the cityscapes without complaints along the way. Technology notes on the Optima allow drivers to make the most out of their experience with available 360-degree camera monitoring system on select models coupled with lane departure warning system, autonomous emergency braking system, parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot detection system and you will feel comfortable and confident wherever you’re headed!
The Kia brand has seen huge leaps in quality, features, and opportunities in recent years and the Optima is definitely a find representative to showcase all these updates. With effective engine options, you’ll certainly be able to find a vehicle with impressive efficiency, that said, unless you decide upon the ECO Turbo model, you’ll have slightly less efficiency that competitor models in the same segment at the same level. Similarly, while the moment you move beyond the base model you find the standards that include comfort highlights and technology points, the base model is a touch less remarkable when compared directly with other vehicles in the class. However, with a less-aggressive price point, it is easy to validate these differences as being a purely economic decision by Kia to open the segment to drivers willing to drive without some technology support.
The Nissan Altima offers an impressive selection of technology points on its standard model, effectively stepping away from arguable traditional specs list to encourage drivers to pay a little more and receive more as a result. Similarly, the Altima’s Continuously Variable Transmission encourages a healthier fuel economy for drivers that are highly-aware of what they want from their driving experience. Add to these elements the fact that the standard model Altima comes with heated front seats and streaming Bluetooth and you’ll recognize and be impressed by what you’ll find on even the base option. All of this is complimented by various additional and available features that addresses possible wants or needs of modern drivers.
There are a lot of reasons to stress that the Nissan Altima is a fair vehicle with a selection of features that aims to please a variety of driver types and habits. That said, the selection found across the Altima line seems to get less impressive the higher up in the trim levels you go, reducing the need or the interest in upgrading. Interior space is also a bit of an issue, with less leg room for those who expect to have grown adults in the rear passenger seats. Unlike the Optima, the Altima offers a V6 engine that increases fuel economy to 10.6-L/100 km City, which somewhat leaves a little to be desired in forms of efficiency and effectiveness.
When you work with the team at Courtenay Kia you can expect a caring and respectful expert to provide you with the resources and the results you deserve. We believe in being open and offer sincere advice that puts you into the vehicle you deserve for years to come. Alongside out impressive selection of new and pre-owned models you’ll find departments with the professionals that will make driving your vehicle for longer – not just better – but more convenient, too. Our peace of mind practice sets up an expectation of greatness from the moment you reach out to us. Join us today at our store today at 1025A Comox Road in beautiful Courtenay, BC. We’ll get you driving the right vehicle at a competitive price without hassles – but with the dedicated service that makes a difference in your shopping experience. Leave our care with a smile on your face knowing that you made the right decision – today – at Courtenay Kia!
We love our Rondo from Courtenay Kia! The easy slide in rear is perfect for loading equipment for our business. When our warranty was coming up, the service department checked over our whole car for no charge to see if there were any issues. No big problems but a couple of small issues that they spotted and fixed, for again, no charge. Hey, they even washed the car. Now that`s service!
Lindsay & Eric C.