2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

You can’t prove you’re the best without first beating the best. The Camry has been around forever and has impressed car shoppers with its durability and reliability. However, Kia is starting to catch up, and this may be the year the Optima actually comes out ahead of the Camry. Taking down the top dog is no small feat, but that may be the case here. We’ll let you be the judge as we compare the 2017 Kia Optima vs 2017 Toyota Camry.

Everyone likes a vehicle with great gas mileage, right? The 2017 Optima gets 25 city/36 highway mpg, while the Camry is at 24 city/33 highway mpg. That difference can really add up over time, and it definitely helps that the Optima comes in at a lower MSRP as well. Take a look at some additional comparisons below.

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2017 Kia Optima LX vs 2017 Toyota Camry LE
$23,095 MSRP $25,645
5 Stars NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test 4 Stars
Standard Satellite Radio Optional
Standard Hill Assist Control Not Available

Reliability in the 2017 Optima

So the 2017 Optima beats the Camry in the areas that really matter, like fuel efficiency, cost and safety. What more needs to be done to earn that top spot? In addition to the previously mentioned advantages, the Optima is covered for a lot longer than the Camry. It has a basic warranty of 60 months/60,000 miles and a powertrain warranty of 120 months/100,000 miles. That should offer drivers quite a bit more peace of mind when compared to the 2017 Camry, which has a basic warranty of 36 months/36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty of 60 months/60,000 miles. It’s much easier to trust a brand that shows they have that much trust in their vehicle to cover it for that long.

Interested in seeing the 2017 Kia Optima for yourself? We have them here at Rohrman Kia in Lafayette. We’ll assign a team member to you who will show you what we have and explain your options while making sure to take your desired criteria into consideration.

2017 Kia Optima steering wheel
2017 Kia Optima cabin
2017 Kia Optima touch screen
2017 Kia Optima side mirror

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