2019 Kia Optima Vs. Toyota Camry

split screen image showing difference between 2019 kia optima and 2018 toyota camry

Mid-size sedans may no longer be top dog in terms of popularity. But, for drivers who appreciate the comfort and convenience of these quintessential cars, their timeless style and technology can’t be beaten. Although manufacturers like Ford have announced that they’ll be leaving the market, it remains a highly-competitive class, begging members to go above and beyond in their attempts to impress drivers.

In its current generation, the Kia Optima is one of the standout vehicles. Holding a Top Safety Pick + distinction from the IIHS and being ranked highly for reliability, the 2018 Kia Optima is the definition of value. For 2019, it gets even better. A bold, modern design underscores interior upgrades that are all focused on the Optima being the most comfortable and convenient vehicle on the market. Today, we’re matching it up with Toyota’s Camry.

2019 Kia Optima


2018 Toyota Camry

3 Engine options 2
Yes Available dual-clutch transmission? No
18.5 gallons Fuel tank size 14.5 gallons
45.5 inches Front-row legroom 42.1 inches
15.9 cubic feet Trunk size 14.1 cubic feet
Yes – Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible? No
Yes – ADAS Standard active safety? Yes – Toyota Safety Sense
Yes – Four years running J.D. Power Initial Quality Study #1 non-luxury brand? No
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper limited warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles

Kia Kills Another Giant with the 2019 Kia Optima

With fuel efficiency, horsepower/torque and pricing figures yet to be released, we’re missing some of the key figures of a comparison between these models. That said, however, the 2019 Kia Optima seems to show up the 2018 Camry in every other metric for which drivers choose the mid-size sedan class.

With the 2019 Kia Optima, you’re getting a refined vehicle that has more interior space, more cargo volume, better technology and a higher reliability rating than the class mainstay, Toyota Camry. Standard on every 2019 Kia Optima, you’ll be able to use your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone with ease and minimal distraction, thanks to the UVO play infotainment system.

This compatibility is not available on the 2018 Toyota Camry at any trim level.

Additionally, you’re getting a more versatile model that has three available engine options ranging from a lean and efficient 1.6L turbocharged engine to a 2.0L turbocharged powerplant.

At Friendly Kia, we are eagerly waiting for the 2019 Kia Optima. This vehicle will serve to exemplify Kia’s commitment to reliability and safety in the mid-size sedan class. As Tampa Bay’s low-price leader with the largest inventory and top ratings, we’ll get you set up with the 2019 Kia Optima you need.

For more information or to reserve the 2019 Optima, contact us today!