2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Toyota Camry

The 2018 models are here, and Toyota and Kia are among the first to release their popular sedans for the 2018 model year. See how they compete with our 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Toyota Camry comparison.

Looking at the two models something appears off. While the Optima looks classier and more refined than ever, the Toyota looks like it got its nose caught in a blender. With random features seeming distorted up, down, or even out, the grille area feels alien, and not in a good way. If that in itself is enough to convince you that the Optima is a winner, then we don’t blame you and you should take a peek at the inventory we have here at Carolina Kia of High Point by clicking the link below. If you would still like to learn more, then just keep reading.

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2018 Kia Optima VS 2018 Toyota Camry
$22,500 Base Price $24,000
Standard Power Heated Mirrors Available
104.8 Cubic-Feet Passenger Volume 100.4 Cubic-Feet
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

How does the new Optima compare to the new Camry?

If you know anything about the Kia brand, then the price probably doesn’t surprise you. The Toyota Camry is simply more expensive than its Optima competitor, and what’s worse, it appears that the Kia comes with a better set of standard features.

Combing through the features list, the Optima – even at the base model level – continually outperforms the Camry. Perhaps the biggest thing lacking is the standard power heated mirrors that the Optima enjoys. Not only will they fold in when you park, but they will heat right up to eliminate any pesky ice or fog.

When you take a step inside, you’ll notice just how spacious the Optima interior is. With 104.8 cubic-feet of room for five passengers, everyone will enjoy a more relaxing ride. The 100.4 cubic-feet that the Camry provides is a high-side number too, as later trims only provide 99.3 cubic-feet of passenger room.

Finally, we come to the warranty. People who love Toyota praise them for their reliability, but they often overlook the reliability that a Kia provides. In fact, a Kia is so reliable that they are willing to back it up with a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. You won’t find that on a Toyota.

If you want to try the latest Optima in the Greensboro area, then you should come down to Carolina Kia of High Point. Our High Point dealership will happily show you everything that the Optima has to offer.

2018 Kia Optima red side view
2018 Kia Optima power heated side mirror
2018 Kia Optima remote trunk
2018 Kia Optima turbo engine

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