2016 Toyota Camry vs 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedans fuel economy and value Tuscaloosa AL
2016 Toyota Camry 2016 Kia Optima
268 Maximum HP 245
25 city, 35 highway MPG 25 city, 37 highway
Yes 2016 Best Midsize Car for the Money – U.S. News & World Report? No
Yes Daytime Running Lights? No
Yes, with optional front crash prevention 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes, with optional front crash prevention

2016 Toyota Camry vs. 2016 Kia Optima

2016 Toyota Camry bold exterior design on the beach with friends

The 2016 Toyota Camry has been a best-selling midsize sedan for so long, it welcomes the challenge from the 2016 Kia Optima, a rising star in the midsize class. We'll look at the features, awards and what's under the hood of each to determine which is the ideal vehicle for you.

There's a variety of factors that make the 2016 Toyota Camry another in a long line of top midsize sedans. First off is its broad and powerful front fascia, which glides from front to rear along a streamlined exterior. Then there's the money you'll save with the 2016 Camry, to the tune of 25 mpg city, 35 mpg highway. And another benefit is the Camry's durability, as IHS Automotive has noted over 90 percent of all Camrys sold the past 10 years are still on the road today.

The 2016 Kia Optima is a popular model, but its performance falls short of the 2016 Camry's with a peak power output of 245 HP from a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine while the 2016 Camry has a potent available V6 engine with a peak output of 268 HP, making it easier to navigate stop-and-go traffic as well as merge onto highway lanes. The 2016 Optima also does not come with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), which are swiftly becoming the norm, while the Camry has DRL in all seven model options.

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The 2016 Toyota Camry also comes with safety features like Toyota Star Safety which includes Smart Stop Technology (SST) and Traction Control (TRAC), among other features. In addition, the Camry is built to keep your passengers safe, as its durable construction garnered the sedan a 2016 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ for models with optional front crash prevention. The 2016 Kia Optima received the same honor from the IIHS, but it was not named a 2016 Best Midsize Car for the Money by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com - the 2016 Camry received this prestigious honor, however, as the Camry is as kind to your wallet as it is to your passengers.

The 2016 Toyota Camry is an amazing midsize sedan, with a superior blend of performance, safety features and value which tops the 2016 Optima. And we have the Toyota Camry on the lot at Tuscaloosa Toyota, 3325 Skyland Blvd. East in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Please visit us or give us a call at (205) 553-3325 and we'll get you set up with a test drive of the Camry today. Our 1 Price 1 Place policy means we have all available models set at one price, with no variation or negotiations or haggling over the bottom line. Also, every Toyota vehicle you purchase comes with our no-cost non-factory Lifetime Warranty, which extends the standard Powertrain Warranty for any new Toyota model.

2016 Toyota Camry Best Midsize Car for the Money KBB.com Tuscaloosa AL