2019 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Toyota Camry

blue kia optima compared to red toyota camry

The Kia Optima remains one of the most popular models in the lineup. Everything from its affordability to its style to its performance makes the 2019 Kia Optima a great choice for any kind of driver. But just how well does it compare to others?

After all, model comparison is one big way we measure the prestige of any vehicle. Here, we are comparing the 2019 Kia Optima to the 2019 Toyota Camry, another popular sedan model. For fairness’ sake, our table below contains info about the base trims.

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Toyota Camry

$22,990 Starting MSRP $23,945
Available Integrated compass Not available
Standard Parking assist Not available
Standard Blind spot monitoring system Not available

2019 Kia Optima engine performance

Four trim levels are available for the 2019 Optima. The LX (base), S, and EX trims all feature a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The top-of-the-line SX model sports a 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine for those who want to get the most out of their performance. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The base engine contributes to up to 33 highway mpg, 24 city mpg, and 27 city mpg. The turbocharged option comes in with 30 highway mpg, 21 city mpg, and 24 combined mpg.

There is so much more to love about the 2019 Kia Optima. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto both come standard so you can always stay connected! A rear-view camera along with a parking distance warning makes it easier than ever to see what’s behind you. Other available features include a surround view monitor, remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and ambient lighting. Come on down to Garden Grove Kia to learn more about this ever-popular sedan! We will go over everything else you need to know.