Compare 2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Toyota Camry

2019 Kia Optima
2019 Toyota Camry
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Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic LX 24 33 $22,186 $22,990
Automatic S 24 33 $23,991 $24,990
DCT EX 27 37 $25,814 $26,890
Automatic SX 21 30 $30,711 $31,990
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Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic L 29 41 $21,909 $23,945
Automatic LE 28 39 $22,372 $24,450
Automatic SE 28 39 $23,342 $25,650
CVT Hybrid LE 51 53 $25,991 $28,250
Automatic XLE 28 39 $26,413 $29,025
Automatic XSE 28 39 $26,915 $29,575
CVT Hybrid SE 44 47 $27,555 $29,950
CVT Hybrid XLE 44 47 $30,199 $32,825
Automatic XLE V6 22 33 $31,077 $34,150
Automatic XSE V6 22 32 $31,578 $34,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,186
$21,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$23,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$399 / 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
24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 41 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)
120.7 100.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.1
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 14.5
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
P205/65HR16 P205/65VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 010B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P205/65VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3230 3241
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 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 203 @ 6600
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.80
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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 - 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
6.5 5.2
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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  • Rebate: $1,000 cash rebate
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 mo.
  • Lease: From $249/mo.
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