The 2018 Toyota Camry is a redesigned midsize sedan with increases in performance and fuel economy in some trim levels, but this also is combined with an increase in price of upwards of a couple thousand dollars compared to the 2018 Kia Optima. And the 2018 Optima has the superior mixture of handling, spaciousness, technology, and more, as you will see with our comparison of these two popular sedans.
At Friendly Kia, we pride ourselves on providing the best prices in the Tampa area for vehicles, and we have a mid-level S trim of the 2018 Optima on the lot for less than $20,000 with our VIP Price. This vehicle comes with youthful features like a sport front bumper and a rear spoiler, and more, including 17-inch alloy wheels. At our competitors, a mid-level trim of the 2018 Camry will cost more than $24,000, and you don’t get the same level of tech as you do with a Kia.
|2018 Kia Optima||Vs.||2018 Toyota Camry|
|Starts at $19,530 for mid-level trim (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||Starts at $24,980 for mid-level trim (The Competition)|
|Yes||Apple CarPlay Available?||No|
|Yes||10-Speaker Audio Available?||No|
|Yes, the sporty S||New Trim Level Added in 2018?||No|
|Yes||KBB.com "Best Family Sedans" List in 2017?||No|
|Yes, #2 overall||KBB.com "10 Best Sedans Under $25,000" List in 2017?||Yes, #5 overall|
|104.8||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||100.4|
|35.8||Turning Circle (feet)||37.4 to 38.0|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|5 years or 60,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Bumper-to-Bumper||3 years or 36,000 miles|
The 2018 Kia Optima has available UVO eServices and voice-command navigation, and also can pair your compatible phone with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. It also has an available 10-speaker Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic Premium Surround Sound audio system. On the other hand, the 2018 Camry peaks at nine speakers, does not come with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and overall has fewer of the audio and tech features and apps that modern drivers crave. The 2018 Camry also has inferior warranty coverage, which is five years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain, while the 2018 Optima has the industry-leading 10 years or 100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage.
Enjoy huge savings, superior tech features, and youthful sport style, plus the comfort of a longer parts warranty with the 2018 Kia Optima! We carry the Kia Optima at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.
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