Compare 2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Kia Optima
2017 Toyota Camry
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX Automatic 24 34 $23,755 $25,440
Optima LX 1.6T DCT 28 37 $22,800 $24,140
Optima SX Automatic 22 31 $27,865 $29,940
Optima SX Limited Automatic 22 31 $33,481 $36,090
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 42 38 $24,647 $26,790
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 40 37 $25,756 $27,995
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 40 37 $27,729 $30,140
Camry LE Automatic 24 33 $21,109 $23,070
Camry SE Automatic 24 33 $21,694 $23,840
Camry XLE Automatic 24 33 $23,942 $26,310
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 21 30 $28,547 $31,370
Camry XSE Automatic 24 33 $23,942 $26,310
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 21 30 $28,547 $31,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,755
$24,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,440
$26,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Kia Optima is a distinctively stylish and capable mid-size sedan worth serious consideration. The 2017 Toyota Camry is a comfortable commuter without much pretension; a very good appliance for car buyers who prefer substance over style.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 42 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.8 102.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.7
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 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/65VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3485
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (Est) 42
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 (Est) 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 (Est) 38
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 4.5
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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