2019 Kia Optima vs. 2019 Toyota Camry

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Toyota Camry

In the past, the sedan category has gotten some flak for being a little too vanilla. However, we think that the critics may have just been looking at the wrong models. Today, there are plenty of inspiring and performance-focused models that are here to impress. We are taking a look at two leaders in the sedan segment, the 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Toyota Camry, to see what each has to offer.

Find a comparison of each model’s pricing, cargo space, and standard feature offerings below to see which comes out as the best contender for your next vehicle. Hint – the 2019 Kia Optima lineup provides the best mixture of amenities and value and is our clear winner.

2019 Kia Optima


2019 Toyota Camry

$22,900 Starting MSRP $23,845
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Space 14.1 cubic feet
Yes Standard Active Safety Yes
Yes Standard Apple CarPlay Yes

Which Model Offers the Most Bang for Your Buck?

The 2019 Kia Optima lineup has a lower starting price tag than the 2019 Toyota Camry lineup which gives it a leg up in the value department. It also received a host of updates for 2019 including infotainment offerings, a larger number of standard active safety features, and design enhancements. The 2019 Camry is a carryover model aside from the addition of Apple CarPlay. Because of that, the 2019 Optima gets our pick for the best buy.

2019 Kia Optima Standard Safety:

  • Park Distance Warning-Reverse
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning and Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

2019 Toyota Camry Standard Safety:

  • Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Car shoppers near Fort Worth can find more information on the 2019 Kia Optima lineup at Moritz Kia.