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2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Kia Optima

In general, the sedan segment can appear a little vanilla with multiple models that have the same bland styling and features. However, we don’t think you should give up on the segment as a whole because the sedan models at the top of the pack truly offer something special as daily drivers and even small family haulers. Two midsize sedans that we think deserve your attention are the 2018 Toyota Camry and the 2018 Kia Optima. Let's compare the 2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Kia Optima below to see which model peaks your interest most.

In terms of price, the 2018 Kia Optima comes out on top. But, it's hard to overlook the fuel economy and base horsepower of the 2018 Toyota Camry that will give you a little extra zip on the road while allowing you to forgo the gas pump more often. The 2018 Camry also comes with more standard safety meaning you get a little more bang for your buck.

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Camry and the 2018 Kia Optima

2018 Toyota Camry


2018 Kia Optima

$24,000 Starting MSRP $22,500
28/39 Fuel Economy 25/36
203 Base Horsepower 185
2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder

2018 Toyota Camry Standard and Available Safety Features

Like many 2018 Toyota models, the 2018 Toyota Camry offers the Toyota Safety Sense system of active safety features on all trim levels. Try as they might, other brands just haven't caught up to the extreme safety and value that this bundle provides. Included in the Toyota Safety Sense bundle for the 2018 Toyota Camry is dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beams, lane departure alert with steering assist, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. The 2018 Camry also comes standard with automatic headlights and a rearview camera on all trims and has blind spot monitoring available on higher trims. The 2018 Kia Optima comes standard with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and a blind spot monitor. Car shoppers looking for automatic cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking will only find them available on the premium trim levels.

Find the 2018 Toyota Camry at Fox Toyota in Clinton, TN today. Car shoppers in a hurry can schedule a test drive online so the 2018 Camry will be ready and waiting when they get here.