Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Toyota Camry

2019 Kia Optima
2019 Toyota Camry
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EX DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima EX DCT 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Optima S Automatic 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
Optima SX Automatic 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
Optima Hybrid EX Automatic 39 45 $26,646 $28,090
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Hybrid LE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry Hybrid LE CVT 51 53 $26,128 $28,400
Camry Hybrid SE CVT 44 47 $27,693 $30,100
Camry Hybrid XLE CVT 44 47 $30,338 $32,975
Camry L Automatic 29 41 $22,046 $24,095
Camry LE Automatic 28 39 $22,509 $24,600
Camry SE Automatic 28 39 $23,478 $25,800
Camry XLE Automatic 28 39 $26,551 $29,175
Camry XLE V6 Automatic 22 33 $31,214 $34,300
Camry XSE Automatic 28 39 $27,051 $29,725
Camry XSE V6 Automatic 22 32 $31,714 $34,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,814
$26,128
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,890
$28,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$473 / 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
27 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 53 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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)
120.7 99.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 192.1
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)
3285 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)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 208 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 53
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 52
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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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