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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2015 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 Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Camry.

Convenience
The Kia Optima Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Camry, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Optima Hybrid or the Toyota Camry, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Hybrid and the Toyota Camry have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Optima Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Camry.

Performance
The Kia Optima Hybrid has less horsepower than the Toyota Camry, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima Hybrid and the Toyota Camry. The Kia Optima Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Camry, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995

2015 Toyota
Camry

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MSRP*: $22,970 - $31,370
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City MPG: 35 - 36 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 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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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,350 - $29,670 $21,017 - $28,546

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