2014 Mazda6 vs. 2014 Toyota Camry
“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.” Music fans will recognize those lyrics from a famous Beatles’ track recorded in 1965. The words may even be familiar to those unacquainted with the British rock quartet, as the Guinness Book of World Records estimates more than 2,200 official covers of the popular tune.
Both Mazda and Toyota drivers are uniquely positioned to reflect on the trouble free days of their automotive ownership experience. Unlike Paul McCartney, however, there really is no lament to be had in the present. Mazda has consistently been recognized as a top automaker with respect to low long-term ownership costs, and Toyota touts that 90 percent of Camrys sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. The problem is that today’s Camry looks and performs much like it did 10 years ago as well. That leaves drivers comparing the 2014 Mazda6 vs. 2014 Toyota Camry with a decision between the mid-size sedan of the here-and-now or the mid-size sedan of yesterday.