2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 kia optima vs 2018 toyota camry

The 2018 Kia Optima is an award-winning midsize sedan that offers drivers in West Edmonton power and capability alongside a comfortable and innovative interior. The Optima - a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner - features a host of standard and available safety technology. 

Offering a number of powerful yet efficient engine options, the Optima gives drivers the ability to choose the perfect vehicle to fit both their lifestyle and their wallet. Among the engine options are two different turbocharged engines available for optimized performance.

To highlight how impressive the 2018 Kia Optima is, we thought we'd compare it with one of the most popular and most legendary midsize sedans available, the Toyota Camry. Keep reading to see how the 2018 Kia Optima compares to the 2018 Toyota Camry.

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Toyota Camry

$22,500 Starting MSRP $24,000
105 cubic feet Passenger Volume 100 cubic feet
Available Remote Start System Not Available
Available Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Not Available

2018 Kia Optima in West Edmonton, AB

Both the 2018 Kia Optima and the 2018 Toyota Camry offer drivers multiple engine options. However, only the Kia Optima gives drivers the option of a turbocharged engine. In fact, two of the Optima's available engines feature a turbocharger. Compare that to the zero turbocharged engine options offered by Toyota.

The 2018 Optima and Camry both offer a lot of innovative safety technology, but the base-model Optima offers a few things the Camry can't quite match, including Blind Spot Monitor that is standard equipment on the base-model Optima and not available on the base-model Camry. Additionally, the 2018 Optima offers five more cubic feet of passenger volume than the 2018 Camry. Five cubic feet may not seem like a lot, but when you're packing for a long trip, you'll take any extra space you can get!

As you may have noticed, the 2018 Optima and Camry are pretty similar. One of the biggest differences of the 2018 Optima and Camry is the price. A base-model Optima will cost you about $1500 less than a base-model Camry. Just a reminder that both base-model Optima and Camry models feature a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, similarly-impressive fuel economy and a safe and comfortable interior. 

Why pay more when you can get the 2018 Kia Optima for a modest price tag! Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Optima at Kia of West Edmonton today!

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