Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Toyota Camry

2019 Kia Optima
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Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic LX N/A N/A $22,099 $22,900
Automatic S N/A N/A $23,905 $24,900
DCT EX N/A N/A $25,728 $26,800
Automatic SX N/A N/A $30,625 $31,900
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Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic L 29 41 $21,818 $23,845
Automatic LE 28 39 $22,281 $24,350
Automatic SE 28 39 $23,251 $25,550
CVT Hybrid LE 51 53 $25,899 $28,150
Automatic XLE 28 39 $26,323 $28,925
Automatic XSE 28 39 $26,823 $29,475
CVT Hybrid SE 44 47 $27,463 $29,850
CVT Hybrid XLE 44 47 $30,108 $32,725
Automatic XLE V6 22 32 $30,986 $34,050
Automatic XSE V6 22 33 $31,486 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,099
$21,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$23,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$397 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings. The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 29 mpg
Highway
- 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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)
120.7 100.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P205/65VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3241
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 203 @ 6600
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 5.25
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.80
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 29 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 34 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 41 (Est)
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.2 (Est)
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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