With so many high-quality options in today’s market, the midsize sedan segment can be particularly tricky to navigate. Two of the top-tier competitors in this space are the 2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Toyota Camry. Both sedans offer a variety of comfort, safety and driver assistance features to make commutes a safe and pleasant experience. Each have entertainment features and spacious storage, making them appealing to drivers with families. While there are many similarities between the two sedans, we’ve listed some differences that might help drivers decide the right vehicle for them.
The 2018 Kia Optima has three engine options compared to the 2018 Camry’s two. These include a four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine, a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine and a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine. Both sedans have their features spread across five trim levels.
2018 Kia Optima
2018 Toyota Camry
|Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
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All 2018 Kia Optima models support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a standard feature. These services are not available on any 2018 Toyota Camry models. Similarly, the 2018 Toyota Camry lacks built-in navigation options, while two of the 2018 Optima’s trim levels have voice-controlled navigation available. In addition, the 2018 Optima has an available 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
2018 Kia Optima driver assistance features: Blind spot detection, rear-camera display, Rear Parking Assist system, optional Surround View Monitor system, lane change assistance, lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings and rear cross-traffic alert.
2018 Kia Optima safety features: Advanced airbag system, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, hill start assist control, tire-pressure monitoring, LATCH child seat anchors and internal emergency trunk release.