2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Kia Optima

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Kia Optima

2017 Kia Optima

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While the midsize sedan segment brims with options, few accommodate drivers quite like the Toyota Camry and Kia Optima. Reliable and inviting, the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Kia Optima meet many of Orem shoppers’ requirements for a value-packed midsize sedan. But which vehicle goes further in terms of comfort and safety—two of the most important selling points for the segment? We’ve matched up these models here. Read on to see which one comes out on top!

Premium Features

When it comes to comfort and convenience, the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Kia Optima are almost equally matched. Inside either sedan’s cabin, you’ll find standard features like a central infotainment display, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and a six-speaker audio system. If you’re shopping for a cozier ride at the base level, however, you’ll likely be happier with the Camry. Unlike the base Optima, the base Camry includes the following as standard equipment:

  • Power Heated Side Mirrors: Adjust your exterior mirrors with the touch of a button, or activate the heating function in foggy conditions.
  • Sunroof: Open the sunroof to fill the cabin with a refreshing breeze or natural light.
  • Power Front Seats: On long drives, the power front seats maximize by comfort by letting you and your front passenger adjust your seating positions seamlessly.
2017 Toyota Camry on road

Safety Systems and Ratings

Safety is a strongpoint of the new Toyota Camry and Kia Optima. Drivers can expect a standard rearview camera, front side airbags, stability and traction control, four-wheel antilock brakes, brake assistance, an optional blind spot monitor, and more. Unsurprisingly, the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Kia Optima were also named Top Safety Pick+ vehicles by the IIHS. Unlike the Kia Optima, however, the Toyota Camry earned a five-star passenger crash test rating from the NHTSA, making it the safer choice for your family and friends.
Couple in 2017 Toyota Camry

Your New Sedan Awaits in Orem!

Compared to the 2017 Kia Optima, the 2017 Toyota Camry is more optimally equipped at the base level, as well as safer for your passengers. Schedule a test drive at Brent Brown Toyota to experience the Toyota Camry first-hand! If you have questions about our inventory or financing options, contact our sales team at (801) 224-1320.