2020 Toyota Camry vs. 2020 Kia Optima

The Toyota Camry has reigned atop the midsize sedan class of the for a long time but that hasn’t stopped the rest of the industry segment from trying to take the top spot. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Camry vs. 2020 Kia Optima will provide people in the buying cycle a very clear picture of why people should be visiting the Colonial Toyota showroom today. For the new model year, the 2020 Camry will provide more standard horsepower than what is available with the 2020 Optima. Additionally, 2020 will be the first year that the Camry will finally be available with all-wheel-drive, a capability that is not available with its Kia sedan competitor. Buyers can see the 2020 Toyota Camry for themselves today at the Colonial Toyota showroom. Test drives can be scheduled today by calling 203-403-6890.

While the exterior of the 2020 Toyota Camry isn’t changing much for the new model year, the sedan is getting several important technological upgrades. Android Auto™ will be joining Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa for outside device connectivity in the 2020 Camry. These capabilities will be available in all trims. The 2020 Optima offers Android and Apple compatibility, but not with Amazon Alexa. Additionally, the 2020 Camry is also equipped with an available high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Versions of the 2020 Toyota Camry with all-wheel-drive will be available this spring and those same models will also come with additional features not found on front-wheel-drive iterations of the sedan. Independent reviews have praised the 2020 Toyota Camry for offering strong fuel economy scores, spacious passenger cabin and strong handling characteristics.

2020 Toyota Camry


2020 Kia Optima

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Base Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
203/184 Horsepower/Torque 185/178
Yes Available AWD No
Eight-speed automatic Std. Transmission Six-speed automatic

Performance Specs

Colonial Toyota customers interested in the 2020 Camry will have a pair of engine options to choose from. The base powertrain is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque on most trim grades. A 2020 Camry XSE uses a differently tuned version of this engine that will make 206 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Buyers can also choose to have several models equipped with a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that also employs the same eight-speed gear-changer. The 2020 Kia Optima can be equipped with one of three four-cylinder engines. Kia’s first two available engines don’t make as much power as the entry-level power plant on the Camry. The top Optima engine doesn’t make as much power as the V-6 platform Toyota uses.

A photo of a driver behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Camry.
A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Toyota Camry.
A photo of people using technology inside of the 2020 Toyota Camry.
A photo of the touchscreen infotainment system used in the 2020 Toyota Camry.