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2015 Kia Optima vs. 2014 Toyota Camry Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Camry than the Kia Optima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Camry.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima as you will with the Toyota Camry, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Optima is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Camry. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Optima and the Toyota Camry have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima is about the same width as the Toyota Camry. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Camry.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Optima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Camry.

Handling
The Kia Optima has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Camry, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Camry. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima and the Toyota Camry. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Kia Optima as you will in the Toyota Camry.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima than that of the Toyota Camry.

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2015 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,650 - $35,500

2014 Toyota
Camry

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MSRP*: $22,235 - $30,705
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,250 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 12 - 22 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 31 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,715 - $33,140 $20,345 - $27,941

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