Compare Kia Optima vs. Toyota Camry Hybrid

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2013 Kia Optima 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2013 Kia Optima 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid
4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn LX
  • 4dr Sdn EX
  • 4dr Sdn SX
  • 4dr Sdn SX w/Limited Pkg
  • 4dr Sdn SX w/Chrome Limited Pkg
4dr Sdn LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLE (Natl)


MSRP $21,350 $26,140  
Invoice $20,400 $24,049
Avg. Paid $16,348 $21,529

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.5  
Critics' Rating 8.3 8.8
Performance 7.7 7.6
Interior 7.8 7.1
Cost to Own 8.9 9.2
Safety 9.7 8.5
Reliability 2.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

  • Athletic handling
  • Intuitive tech features and upscale available features
  • Large cabin
  • Smooth, comfortable performance
  • Upscale interior materials
  • Limited rear headroom
  • Small trunk opening
  • Low reliability score
  • Touchy brakes

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/152
MPG 24 City / 35 Hwy 43 City / 39 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 110.04 109.3  
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 189.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.05 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.28 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3435  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.17 102.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.96 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 45.47 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.28 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.65 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.60 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.65 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.71 56.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.49 54.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.43 13.1


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 6300 200 Combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 186 @ 4250 - TBD -
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 35.76 36.7


Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 39
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.0


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.