Compare 2011 Kia Optima vs 2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Kia Optima
2011 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual LX 24 35 $18,800 $19,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 24 34 $19,780 $20,700
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 24 34 $21,210 $22,700
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic EX 22 34 $23,080 $24,700
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SX 22 34 $24,480 $26,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX Hybrid 34 39 $24,760 $26,500
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 33 $18,882 $20,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 32 $19,864 $21,245
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 22 33 $19,810 $21,650
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 22 32 $20,771 $22,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 22 33 $20,898 $22,965
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 22 32 $21,808 $23,965
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 20 29 $23,082 $25,365
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 20 29 $24,243 $26,640
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 22 32 $24,321 $26,725
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 20 29 $27,159 $29,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,800
$18,882
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Kia simply gets it; basic doesn't have to be boring, and the 2011 Kia Optima shows that mid-size sedan shoppers don't have to settle to design boredom or a lack of features. The 2011 Toyota Camry isn’t at the leading edge in any way, but it remains one of the smartest mid-size sedan picks.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 101.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.57 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 3263
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4250 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 169 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33-3.25 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.38
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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