2017 Kia Optima vs. 2017 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry appears to be sitting pretty, as it has been the best-selling passenger car in the U.S. for 15 years through 2016. But is that because of familiarity, or the features of the vehicle? While the Camry badge is surely well-known and reliable, the 2017 Kia Optima is the new sheriff in town, with features and style that dominate its fellow midsize sedan, the 2017 Camry.

Let's look at the power and grace of the 2017 Optima, which has a base horsepower of 185 and reaches 245 HP in its top-line SX and SX Limited trim options.  The 2017 Optima also begins with 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway in its base LX trim level, topping out at a wallet-saving 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway in the eco-friendly LX 1.6T trim option. In comparison, the 2017 Camry gets inferior fuel economy at 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway and also starts out with less giddyap at 178 HP in its base trim option.

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2017 Kia Optima Vs. 2017 Toyota Camry
28, 37 Top MPG (city, highway) 24, 33
185 Base Horsepower 178
Yes Available Apple CarPlay? No
104.8 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 102.7
Yes Available Surround-View Monitor? No
Yes Available Rear Parking-Assist System? No
Yes Available Nappa Leather Seat Trim? No

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When you're shopping for a midsize sedan, you not only want performance and fuel savings, you need space, for family or friends. And the 2017 Kia Optima has a massive interior that has 104.8 cubic feet for passengers, while the 2017 Toyota Camry checks in with a more pedestrian 102.7 cubic feet. It's not just the space of the cars, but the seating options, as well, as the 2017 Optima has available seat trim that ranges from the plush – Sport Leather (LX 1.6T, SX trims) to the spectacular in Quilted Nappa Leather in the top-line SX Limited trim. The 2017 Camry has some trim levels with available sport leather as well, but nothing that can touch the exclusive feel of Nappa Leather.

We are happy to show you more or answer any further questions you have about the 2017 Kia Optima at Serra Kia, 12304 30 Mile Road, Washington, MI, and we're a short drive from Detroit and Pontiac. We also serve area cities like Sarnia, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Sterling Heights, Waterford, Shelby, Port Huron, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland! We are proud to also carry Kia vehicles like the Sorento SUV and Forte compact, among other models, in our available inventory. For more information please call us at (866) 937-1610 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive the model of your choice today.

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