2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Vs 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Model Comparison

2019 kia optima hybrid vs the 2019 toyota camry hybrid

Previously we compared the 2019 Kia Optima vs the 2019 Toyota Camry. Now it's the Hybrids turn. Sporty on the outside, luxurious on the inside, and as dependable as any vehicle on the road today, the 2019 Kia Optima has few peers in the mid-size sedan category. With the addition of a hybrid model, the Optima now takes on the ever-popular Toyota Camry for the title of "Best Mid-Size Sedan Hybrid. " Here's a look at how the two match up in most of the major categories.

Entertainment and Technology

Both base models of this year's Optima and Camry come with top-notch entertainment systems that feature Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The Optima also provides seamless integration with Pandora internet radio and "Song Tagging." Song Tagging lets users tag a song for later reference. Kia's UVO link controls the six-speaker AM/FM/MP3/SiriusXM system via a 203-mm TFT Touch-Screen Display.

Interior

In our 2019 Kia Optima review we stated just how comfortable the interior is. The Kia Optima and Toyota Camry hybrid cabins come nicely equipped for 2019 with standard features such as Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, premium upholstery, and heated front seats. The Optima gets leather seating versus the Camry's premium cloth upholstery.

Safety

Both Kia and Toyota excel when it comes to safety. The Optima hybrid, as well as the Camry hybrid, come with a full suite of airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and hill assist control. The Optima also comes standard with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, and Forward Collision Warning.

Performance

For 2019, when looking at buying the 2019 Optima and Camry hybrid editions each come equipped with combination gas/electric power plants. Just like their non-hybrid counterparts, each boasts a Drive Mode Select feature that allows drivers to fine tune their vehicle's performance based on current road and weather conditions.

Overall, the 2019 Kia Optima and Toyota Camry hybrids match up reasonably close. They do, however, vary in several important categories as witnessed by the chart below:

2019 Kia Optima Hybrid

Vs.

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Leather

Seating Upholstery

Cloth

203-mm

Touchscreen Display

178

Yes

Backup Camera

No

Yes

Heated Front Seats

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth connectivity

Yes

Yes

Apple CarPlay

Yes

Yes

Automatic climate control

Yes

433 Cubic Meters

Cargo Space

37 Cubic Meters

Normal, Eco, Sport

Drive Mode Select

Normal, Eco, Sport

MacPherson Strut

Front Suspension

MacPherson Strut

Torsion Beam, Coil Springs, Twin-tube Shock Absorbers

Rear Suspension

Torsion Beam Type

High-density Lithium Polymer

Battery

Lithium-Ion

The chart above illustrates the fact that the 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid and the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid have much in common, but they also have some key differences. Although there is no wrong choice between the two, its lower price, and an overall higher level of standard features make the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid a somewhat better choice.

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