2019 Toyota Camry vs 2019 Kia Optima

Specs at a Glance

2019 Toyota Camry

2019 Toyota Camry

Engine Power

  203hp

Fuel Economy*

  29 / 41


2019 Kia Optima

2019 Kia Optima

Engine Power

  185hp

Fuel Economy*

  24 / 33

2019 Toyota Camry vs 2019 Kia Optima

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The world of mid-size sedans has expanded dramatically throughout the years thanks to all of the new contenders. These specific vehicles will offer you a good amount of power, great driving capability and stunning good-looks. For 2019, the all-new Toyota Camry and the all-new Kia Optima are presenting the public with two phenomenal sedans. Each vehicle has great features, but who will come out on top in the end? Let's get a more in-depth look at these marvelous machines.

Exterior Features

The 2019 Toyota Camry looks as if it was chiseled from glass. This exterior silhouette is sleek and sexy to the naked eye. The 2019 Camry comes in a number of trim levels, including the L, the LE, the SE, the XLE, the XSE, the Hybrid SE and many more. This sedan has Catamaran-inspired accents and a sculpted mesh grille. Its beautifully crafted LED headlamps seem to melt right into the black-mesh grille. These lights are also integrated with daytime-running lights for a stunning effect. Toyota offers a number of bold paints such as supersonic red, blue-streak metallic, silver metallic and ruby pearl. The sedan's athletic design gives it an aggressive appearance from all angles, and it's a beast to drive.

The 2019 Kia Optima also has phenomenal styling thanks to its great architectural features, but not compared to the camry. This sedan is very sporty because of its front and rear fascia. One of the vehicle's best exterior features is its tiger-nose grille. From its crisp spoiler to its chrome-plated exhaust, the 2019 Optima has a refined presentation. Consumers can choose among multiple trims, including the LX, the SX, the Ex and the S model, however there is no hybrid trims. Exterior paints are also captivating as they'll come in the hues of sparkling silver, snow-white pearl, passion red, platinum graphite and horizon blue.

Interior Features

The all-new Toyota Camry has a driver-focused interior. This cabin is modern and inviting. One of the best things here is that the sedan's interior isn't too cluttered. The driver will have access to a number of controls, and there's a phenomenal 8-inch touchscreen display that has magnificent pinch-and-zoom capabilities. Car enthusiasts will love the all-new Entune 3.0 system, which connects to a customizable screen. Toyota has hit the nail on the head with this one, and consumers will appreciate the 7-inch multi-information display, Apple CarPlay technology, JBL audio system and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Kia Optima has an decent cabin that provides plenty of legroom and sound-dampening technology. Depending on the exact model of choice, the seating here will come in two-tone hues. The steering wheel is also quite comfortable thanks to it's rubber-molded grips and flat-bottom design. Ergonomics is in abundance, which gives the interior a nice flow. Other features included are a heated steering wheel, ventilated seats and built-in navigation.

Safety Features

Preventive safety is used in abundance with the 2019 Camry. This vehicle focuses on protecting you, and your passengers before an accident comes into play. There are a number of sensors that provide alerts if danger is present. In addition to that, Toyota has implemented an additional 10 airbags.

The 2019 Optima gives you protection with peace of mind. This vehicle starts out with a high-strength steel frame. Passive safety is the name of the game as Kia has implemented plenty of airbags, an advanced-seatbelt system and a suite of advanced-safety features such as electronic-stability control.

In the end, the 2019 Toyota Camry comes out on top because it offers so many more features. If you're interested in this vehicle, then stop by Kerry Toyota for a test drive. All in all, you won't be disappointed.


* 2019 EPA-estimated 29 city/41 highway/34 combined mpg for Camry L. Actual mileage will vary.

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