2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Kia Optima

Nowadays, there are so many options when it comes to choosing a new car that it can be downright overwhelming. Plus, there's so much information about every model, each claiming to be the best in their class, that trying to whittle it down to just one can seem daunting.

That's why we create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicle models stack up directly against each other. We find that it helps clear up confusion and presents key information more easily. For this exercise, we're going to be looking at two of the most popular midsize cars, the 2018 Toyota Camry and 2018 Kia Optima. We'll look at each model's performance specifications as well as fuel economy and where they differ when it comes to entertainment features. ,

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2018 Toyota Camry
2018 Kia Optima
34 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 29 MPG
203 HP Horsepower 185 HP
184 lbs.-ft. Torque 178 lbs.-ft.
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It's easy to see why both midsize cars are so popular among drivers as they both offer solid performance and value whether you're talking about power or efficiency. However, it's clear when you directly compare the two that the 2018 Toyota Camry comes out ahead of its Kia competitor.

Not only does the 2018 Toyota Camry outdo the 2018 Kia optima when it comes to horsepower and torque, making it both a more fun and impressive drive, but it does so while also being much more efficient. The 2018 Toyota Camry truly seems to give drivers a best of both worlds when it comes to having power and performance without sacrificing efficiency. Also, you can't discount the advantage it is to have a car that provides Wi-Fi for you and your passengers, allowing you to save your data.

All these specifications and features are great, but they don't compare to having the peace of mind that comes with driving a safe vehicle. You won't have to worry about that with the 2018 Toyota Camry, as it was named a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the IIHS. It also comes with a wealth of advanced safety features, like the Standard Toyota Safety Sense. Standard features in the Safety Sense include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection 

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist 

  • Automatic High Beams 

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Camry? Ready to get behind the wheel of one to try it for yourself? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 
rear view of red 2018 toyota camry driving at night
interior cabin of 2018 toyota camry including red leather seats and moonroof
steering wheel and dashboard of 2018 toyota camry
center touchscreen infotainment system of 2018 toyota camry