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Compare 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Kia Optima
2018 Toyota Camry
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EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX Automatic 24 34 $24,030 $25,700
Optima LX 1.6T DCT 28 37 $23,058 $24,400
Optima LX Automatic 25 36 $21,823 $22,600
Optima S Automatic 23 32 $22,750 $23,600
Optima SX Automatic 22 31 $28,580 $30,600
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 46 $28,867 $30,990
Optima Hybrid Premium Automatic 39 46 $24,390 $25,995
Optima Plug-In Hybrid EX Automatic N/A N/A $32,921 $35,210
Select style
Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 51 53 $25,715 $27,950
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 44 47 $27,279 $29,650
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 44 47 $29,808 $32,400
Camry L Automatic 29 41 $21,635 $23,645
Camry LE Automatic 28 39 $22,098 $24,150
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $23,069 $25,350
Camry XLE Automatic 28 39 $26,026 $28,600
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,441 $34,550
Camry XSE Automatic 28 39 $26,527 $29,150
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $31,942 $35,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,030
$25,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,700
$27,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$428 / month
$466 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid is a fuel-efficient pick among mid-sizers that doesn’t wear its eco credentials on its sleeves. The 2018 Toyota Camry remains among the most competitive mid-size sedans, with a sleeker design, higher fuel economy, and carefully calibrated features and options for every buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 53 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.8 99.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.1
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 13
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/65VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P205/65VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3472
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 208 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 53
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 52
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 3.4
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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