Kia Optima vs Toyota Camry Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
MSRP
$25,700
Invoice
$24,030
Average Price Paid
$24,719
3,872 listings nationwide

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2018 Toyota Camry
Hybrid LE
MSRP
$27,800
Invoice
$25,576
Average Price Paid
$24,874
415 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
Fair Price
$25,828
Good Price
$23,840
Great Price
$22,704
2018 Toyota Camry
Hybrid LE
Fair Price
$26,125
Good Price
$23,731
Great Price
$22,362

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,934
54 listings nationwide

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2018 Toyota Camry
Hybrid LE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,710
21 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Optima has been a player in the midsize sedan class since 2001, but only in the past few years has it become a force to be reckoned with. Kia has been working to keep the Optim...

2018 Toyota Camry
Hybrid LE
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

You know that parent trying to be the awkward “Cool Dad”? He tries to force the issue that he's still “hip” or “with it,” but really his primary job is to provide for his family. Toyot...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Kia Optima
EX
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"The brand new Accord is every bit a luxury vehicle with a Honda emblem. From the stylish looks on the outside, the massive performance upgrades under the hood, and the elegant design and features inside, it blows away the rest of the competition! This is not even a question! Once you test drive the Accord and see the performance of being in sport mode and then switch over to econ mode for a more relaxed ride you will clearly see how this vehicle is hands down the car of the year. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"More spacious, safer, and a smoother ride! I was able to quickly and easily put both car seats in the backseat of the Accord and neither of my daughters were kicking the back of the front seats, which theyre easily capable of doing in the Kia and even my Odyssey! They loved being able to see the navigation screen from the backseat and their comfort made choosing the Accord an easy decision. "
2018 Toyota Camry
Hybrid LE
writes:
not classy looking
Power Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T R-Line FWD better.
"better in traffic driving feel with a 6spd transmission"
Value Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T R-Line FWD better.
"msrp was lower with good discounts"
30
writes:
I love the feel of the new Camry behind the wheel. feels like a luxury vehicle compared to my Honda civic.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Honda Civic Si better.
"definitely more room in the trunk which is great if you have a family and your kids play sports or if you like taking road trips. but i would rather take a long road trip in the camry. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Honda Civic Si worse.
"feels like a lot more upgrades are available on the Camry thats not available on the civic"
30
writes:
Beautiful car

Specs

2018 Kia Optima
EX
2018 Toyota Camry
Hybrid LE
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
51 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
53 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 13 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
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Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
14:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.82 in
3.44 in x 4.07 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 925 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 192.1 in
Width 73.2 in 72.4 in
Height 57.7 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 111.2 in

Available Options

2018 Kia Optima
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver

Option Packages

  • Premium Package
  • Technology Package
2018 Toyota Camry
Hybrid LE

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Crush Metallic
  • Brown Stone
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Galactic Aqua Mica
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Paint Protection Film Hood and Door Package
  • Audio Package
  • Toyoguard Platinum
  • Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Sunroof Package

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