Which Sedan Suits Your Family Best: Comparing the Kia Optima and Toyota Camry

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To confirm how special an experience inside the 2020 Kia Soul can be, our team believes a competitive comparison with an opposing model in the segment will prove insightful. After reviewing some of the stand-out features and highlights of this multi-dimensional daily driver, study some of the head-to-head comparison advantages it enjoys over notable opposition in the 2019 MINI Cooper Countryman.

Interior/Exterior Design

  • 2019 Kia Optima: Four trim levels. The 2019 Kia Optima seats five people on large comfortable seats. A high roof allows even your taller passengers ample headroom. Cabin is built with premium materials. It comes with a standard, base-level 16-inch alloy wheels, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, height adjustable front seats. Faux leather.

    Heated mirrors come standard, as does remote locking and unlocking. Upgrade to a leather-wrapped steering wheel, panoramic sunroof and LED interior lighting. Some trim levels have available heated and ventilated front seats and driver-seat memory settings. The top-level SX gives you a rear spoiler and dual exhaust tips.

  • 2019 Toyota Camry: Comes in five trim levels. Base trim level comes with height adjustable driver's seat, cloth seats. Heated seats are available in higher trim levels. Provides good legroom but taller passengers may feel cramped. Cabin can allow outside noises inside.


  • 2019 Kia Optima: Comes with a standard 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter Inline 4 engine with six-speed automatic transmission. Available Turbocharged 1.6-liter Inline 4 that pumps out 178 horsepower and a 245 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

  • 2019 Toyota Camry: Comes with a similar 2.5-liter, four-cylinder that churns 203 horsepower and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.


  • 2019 Kia Optima: The Standard UVO infotainment comes with a standard eight-inch touchscreen display that syncs up to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth. A USB port makes connecting easier and the six-speaker stereo system sounds crisp. Available features include navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot and satellite radio. You can easily manipulate the in-vehicle controls with the responsive touch screen or buttons, which are easy to reach.

  • 2019 Toyota Camry: Infotainment contains buttons and knobs in addition to the seven-inch touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth come standard with the Entune infotainment system. Android Auto is not available. As does a Wi-Fi hotspot and Siri Eyes Free. Two USB ports are available for an upcharge, as is the dual-zone automatic climate control.

Safety Features/Driver Assist

  • 2019 Kia Optima: The Kia Optima has a great assortment of standard safety and driver assist features. Rear view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors Forward Collision avoidance driver drowsiness monitoring, all come standard. You can also choose to get adaptive cruise control and a surround-view camera.

  • 2019 Toyota Camry: A rearview camera and adaptive cruise control comes standard on the Toyota Camry. Safety features like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and lane keep assist are also standard. You will pay extra for blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a heads-up display.

Bill Dodge Kia of Saco has the Kia Optima ready to impress you. Decide which features are important to you and find the Kia Optima that suits your needs. Talk to our sales team and test drive your favorite Kia Optima. Pick the car that will keep your family safe and happy, drive home in a Kia Optima.