2019 Kia Optima vs Toyota Camry

The debate between the Kia Optima and the Toyota Camry continues on as the 2019 generations of both models emerge in the market. Yet again, we have to ask ourselves, "which one?" With so many impressive features in both 2019 models, how will shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle be able to choose?

We at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg are here to help you do just that with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to learn more!

Optima vs Camry: Warranty

The 2019 Kia Optima is covered by several incredible warranties starting with a basic warranty. This warranty covers you for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The Optima is also covered by a 120-month / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Unfortunately, you won't get nearly as much coverage with the 2019 Toyota Camry. This model only gets a 36-month / 36,000-mile basic warranty and a 60-month / 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Optima vs Camry: Comfort

Both the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Toyota Camry offer some high-quality interior comfort features. The Optima offers a dual-zone full automatic temperature control system in all four trim levels as well as available heated and ventilated front seats. The Optima even goes a step further by offering available heating capabilities for the rear seats.

The Camry also offers a dual-zone automatic climate control system but only in the higher trim levels. You'll completely miss out on ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.

Optima vs Camry: Interior Space

While both models offer the same number of seats, the 2019 Kia Optima offers a bit more wiggle room than the 2019 Toyota Camry with the following dimensions:

Kia Optima

Toyota Camry

Number of Seats



Front Legroom

45.5 inches

42.1 inches

Front Headroom

39.8 inches

38.3 inches

Rear Hip Room

56.0 inches

54.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

56.4 inches

55.7 inches

As you can see, the Optima is able to fit in all shapes and sizes of passengers easily without squeezing or making anyone uncomfortable. Additionally, the Optima also offers a whopping 15.9 cubic feet of cargo room while the Camry offers just 14.1 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk.

Optima vs Camry: Advanced Safety

Both the 2019 Kia Optima and the 2019 Toyota Camry come standardly equipped with a number of advanced active safety features including forward collision prevention features. These features warn you of potential frontal collisions and even go as far as automatically applying the brakes for you.

The Optima takes standard safety a step further, though, by offering standard Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, and Park Distance Warning-Reverse. These three features keep you covered on all four sides, not just the front. The Camry offers a few of these features but only as available options.

2019 Kia Optima vs 2019 Toyota Camry: Which One?

As you can see, the 2019 Kia Optima comes out on top. Experience this incredible sedan for yourself by taking it for a test drive at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg. Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call at the dealership!

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