Compare the Kia Optima and Toyota Camry at Ed Voyles Kia in Atlanta, GA

September 10th, 2019 by

From first-time buyers to drivers with long commutes, a midsize sedan is an efficient vehicle option for a wide range of Atlanta drivers. With so many good car options on the market, it can be difficult to make the final decision. At Ed Voyles Kia, we find that the Kia Optima often ends the search for many shoppers due to the advanced safety features, smooth drive and spacious interior. When stacked up against a Toyota Camry, the Optima pulls ahead in every lane.

Inside and Out

On the road, the Kia Optima has a sleeker and sportier look than the Camry. While the Camry is classic and smooth, it can’t help but give off a “run-of-the-mill” appearance. In an Optima, you’ll stand out among other four-door cars on the highway. The Camry has six models to choose from, while the Optima has perfected its variations down to three. Both vehicles are offered only in four-door, sedan styles. Inside your Optima, you’ll find no-nonsense, user-friendly controls, available heated and ventilated front seats and an impressive infotainment center. The Camry wins for overall legroom, but taller drivers and passengers will appreciate the extra headroom in the Optima.

Power and Efficiency

The Kia Optima sports three powerful, turbo-charged engine options with a higher torque than the Camry, giving you more power behind every turn. The Optima also has four different driving modes that help you adjust to your surroundings. These paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission mean you’re equipped for whatever comes your way in the Optima. The Camry has better fuel efficiency in the city and on the highway, but only by a little. The Optima also has a larger fuel tank by four gallons. Both vehicles offer Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models. The Optima takes the cake for cargo space, making it easier to load up and head out in a Kia. As far as warranties, you’re covered longer and for more miles in a Kia by two years and 24,000 miles.

Safety and Technology

Android users will be highly unsatisfied in a Toyota Camry. No Android Auto connection in this vehicle means that only iPhone users will be able to integrate their technology in a Camry. The Kia Optima has standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For driver assistance, the Kia offers blind-spot collision warning, forward-collision warning, lane-keep assist, smart cruise control, parking assist and more. The Kia is built with Advanced High Strength Steel and airbags all around to ensure that you and your passengers feel safe at all times. The traction control system and electronic brake-force distribution assists you in unforeseen situations as you navigate in the Optima. Both vehicles were given top safety ratings, so you can rest assured that they’re both safe options.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia!

The best way to know for sure the Kia Optima is right for you is to get behind the wheel of one! Join us at Ed Voyles Kia in Atlanta, GA to learn what makes this midsize sedan so special. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call at 770-203-1749 or fill out our online contact form!