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.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
MSRP
$27,190
Invoice
$26,103
Average Price Paid
$25,817
5 listings nationwide

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2020 Toyota Camry
L FWD
MSRP
$24,425
Invoice
$22,349
Average Price Paid
$21,999
99 listings nationwide

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

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Fair Price
$26,428
Good Price
$25,250
Great Price
$24,577
2020 Toyota Camry
L FWD
Fair Price
$23,071
Good Price
$21,085
Great Price
$19,949

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,112
7 listings nationwide

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2020 Toyota Camry
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,413
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

2020 Toyota Camry
L FWD
Jeff Sabatini Test Drive Review:

If you can't beat them, join them. That seems to be Toyota's philosophy in updating the eighth generation of the Camry for the 2020 model year. This latest version of the perennial bes...

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

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

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Harvey writes:
Power Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L FWD better.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "
2020 Toyota Camry
L FWD
GuruMYM1L writes:
Great Look and Value
Stacey writes:
I love this model. I love the extra upgrades. Still looking to purchase one for my daughter. She has the 201...
Family Car Ranked 2019 Toyota Sienna better.
"They were almost the same. Really didnt see any real difference. "
Value Ranked 2019 Toyota Sienna better.
"About the same. "
Rgay writes:
Smooth and much more stylish
Handling Ranked 2020 Toyota Corolla better.
"Depend on which style you get, some Corollas have great handling."
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Corolla worse.
"Definitely auto seat adjustment!"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Corolla worse.
"Great space fora compact car."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Toyota Corolla better.
"Test drove, gave me everything I needed and want, its a smart buy for a starter or economy. I purchased it!! Looking forward to enjoying a little luxury in a lesser deal for my life! Thanks!!!"

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2020 Toyota Camry
L FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
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Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
13:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.44 in x 4.07 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional 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 Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
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 14.1 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

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2020 Toyota Camry
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Galactic Aqua Mica
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Paint Protection Film Hood and Door Package
  • Toyoguard Platinum

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