2017 Kia Optima vs Toyota Camry


Comparing the 2017 Kia Optima to the Competition at Cowboy Kia

If you've been in search of the perfect mid-size sedan for your needs behind the wheel, we here at Cowboy Kia have just the suggestion for you: the 2017 Kia Optima! Of course, it should come as no surprise that the Optima has a lot of competition; so, to prove to The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, and Tomball drivers just how incredible it is, we've pitted it head to head against a prime competitor. Take a look below to see how the Optima compares to its rival, the 2017 Toyota Camry, and discover the difference that Kia can make.

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The 2017 Kia Optima vs. the 2017 Toyota Camry

  • The starting price of the 2017 Kia Optima is $23,095 MSRP, which is more affordable than the Toyota Camry's starting price of $23,955 MSRP.
  • The Optima's base engine boasts more horsepower and torque than the Camry's base engine, ensuring you have the muscle you need to get up and going.
  • The base engine in the Optima also offers higher EPA-estimated fuel efficiency on the highway than the Camry's base engine.
  • Standard features like satellite radio and alloy wheels in the Optima are only optional features in the base Camry model.
  • Optional features like Roadside Assistance and parking assistance tech in the Optima aren't available on the base Camry model.
  • Kia's basic warranty of 5-years/60,000 miles and drivetrain warranty of 10-years/100,000 miles easily outshines Toyota's basic 3-year/36,000 mile basic and 5-year/60,000 mile drivetrain warranties.
  • The Optima offers more front head, shoulder, hip, and leg room than the Camry, ensuring even the tallest drivers will have a comfortable ride.
  • The 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the Optima is slightly larger than the Camry's 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • According to Edmunds.com, the Optima scored 5 Stars in every Average Consumer Ratings category. These categories are Interior, Reliability, Performance, Safety, Comfort, Technology, and Value. The Camry doesn't earn 5 stars in any category.
  • The base Optima offers more exterior color options than the Camry, ensuring you have an easier time expressing your personality even at a glance.