2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Kia Optima Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry

Horsepower

  203 hp

MPG (city/hwy)

  29 / 41 *


2018 Kia Optima

2018 Kia Optima

Horsepower

  185 hp

MPG (city/hwy)

  25 / 36

2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Kia Optima

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Midsize sedans are a classic choice that appeals to many drivers, offering exciting tech and amenities along with the space to accommodate a family. The Toyota Camry has a long history at the top of this class; not only is it one of the best-selling cars in America, but more than 90 percent of Camrys sold since 2008 are also still on the road today. Here's how this icon, which has been fully redesigned for 2018 compares to another popular choice in this category, the 2018 Kia Optima.

Performance

The 2018 Camry offers two impressive engine options: a 203-horsepower four-cylinder and a 306-hp V6. The 2018 Optima can be equipped with either a 185-hp four-cylinder, a 178-hp turbo-four, and a 245-hp turbo-four. If you want powerful acceleration and good speed on the highway, opt for the Toyota. It's also more fuel efficient, getting an EPA-estimated 28/39 city/highway miles per gallon if you choose for the base engine. In contrast, the most fuel-efficient Optima is the smaller turbo-four, which gets an EPA-estimated 28/37 city/highway mpg.

Safety

Both these cars have impressive safety scores, including five-star overall crash test ratings from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. However, the Camry is equipped with a full suite of active driver assistance tech, including a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. The Optima comes standard with rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and rear parking sensors.

Reliability

The Toyota Camry receives a rare 4.5 out of 5 score in the J.D. Power and Associates Predicted Reliability Survey, which means it's expected to last much longer than other midsize vehicles. The Optima received only an average rating of 3 out of 5.

Visit our service-focused sales staff today at Jeff Wyler Toyota to take a spin in the all-new Camry. This vehicle is a finalist for the coveted Motor Trend Car of the Year award.


* Actual mileage may vary.

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