2018 Kia Optima vs 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Kia Optima Exterior Front Fascia and Passenger Side vs 2018 Toyota Camry Exterior Front Fascia and Drivers Side

Just because you are looking for a sedan doesn’t mean things like cargo space and seating capacity aren’t important. These are a couple things that we find just as important in a sedan as they are in an SUV. Here, we pit the 2018 Kia Optima against the 2018 Toyota Camry to figure out what sedan is best when comparing specific features. Hopefully, we will be able to help you figure out just what sedan is the best fit for you.

In the table below, we take a look at some of the different specs and features that could potentially influence a buyer’s decision on just what model and make to investigate. At the end, our goal is to bring to light some of the key differences between these two vehicles in order to assist in any research you may be doing.

2018 Kia Optima


2018 Toyota Camry

18.5 gal Fuel Tank 14.5 gal
29 mpg Combined Fuel Economy 34 mpg
5 Seating Capacity 5
15.9 cu. ft. Cargo Space 14.1 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2018 Kia Optima

In the table above, we look at the fuel tank capacity, as well as the combined fuel economy of the two vehicles. As you can see, the 2018 Camry gets better gas mileage than the 2018 Optima does. What makes a difference in your drive is the fuel tank. The Optima has a bigger gas tank than the Camry does, which means that you may not have to stop to refuel as much in the Optima as you might in the Camry.

The seating capacity is the same for both vehicles, but the Optima gets just a bit more cargo space than the Camry does, so if you are looking for a sedan you can haul items around in, the Kia Optima has more room than the Toyota Camry.

Want to learn more about the 2018 Kia Optima? Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.