Midsize sedans are a staple vehicle in the automotive industry. They’re perfect for small families or those looking for a vehicle that is efficient yet still offers space. The Toyota Camry is an iconic midsize sedan that is known as a trustworthy, fuel efficient vehicle. With over 90 percent of all Toyota Camrys sold in the last ten years still on the road today, it’s clear to see this midsize sedan is one of the most reliable choices on the market. In order to give drivers a better idea of how the Camry stands up to its competition, our team here at Serra Toyota is going to compare it to another well known midsize sedan - the Kia Optima.
To keep it simple, we’re going to do a comparison between the base models. The 2016 Toyota Camry LE is going to be compared to the 2016 Kia Optima LX to show drivers what the two have in common and how they differ. To start, these two have a very similar starting price point. The Camry is slightly more fuel efficient and pumps out more horsepower than the Optima. However, the Optima offers a bit more space for cargo and passengers. Both the Camry and Optima have seating for five passengers.
|2016 Toyota Camry LE||VS||2016 Kia Optima LX|
|2.5-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||2.4-liter I-4|
|25 city/35 hwy||MPG||24 city/35 hwy|
|38.9 inches||Rear Legroom||35.6 inches|
|Optional||Power Sunroof||Not available|
Safety is one of the most important aspects of a new vehicle. Nowadays vehicles are filled to the brim with various safety features that works to keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians protected at all times. Often times these features are what set vehicles apart from their competitors. The 2016 Toyota Camry and the 2016 Kia Optima do offer quite a few of the same standard safety features including anti-theft protection, automatic headlights, child safety door locks and low tire pressure indicators. However, the Camry LE comes out on top with standard front knee airbags that are not available in the Optima LX.
In addition to safety features, new vehicles are packed full of technology and convenience features that are designed to make time on the road more comfortable and entertaining. Both of these midsize sedans have standard cruise control, keyless entry and Bluetooth. They each are set with rear split folding bench seats, which make storage much easier. Heated exterior mirrors are optional on the Camry but not available on the Optima. The Camry also has standard illuminated vanity mirrors, a backup camera, satellite radio and voice activated controls. None of these features are standard in the Kia Optima LX.
Those interested in learning more about what’s inside the 2016 Toyota Camry are welcome to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this efficient midsize sedan can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.