|2014 Mazda6||2014 Toyota Camry|
|26 city, 38 highway||Fuel Economy (mpg)||25 city, 35 highway|
|184 horsepower||Engine Power||178 horsepower|
|185 foot-pounds||Engine Torque||170 foot-pounds|
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.
2014 Mazda6 Value
A quick Google search is able to recover some telling facts about the 2004 Toyota Camry. The unfortunate reality is that not much has changed 10 years down the road. The car looks largely the same and fuel economy has increased by just a mile-per-gallon or two. Applying the same criteria to Mazda6, the story turns from one of stagnancy to one of dynamic progression. Completely redesigned for 2014, Mazda6 not only looks the part of a here-and-now sedan—it performs like one, too. Equipped with a highly acclaimed SkyActiv engine, Mazda6 delivers more power using less fuel at a price $1,500 below that of Toyota Camry. Though Toyota may still want to claim bragging rights from a decade ago, much time has passed and a comparison of the 2014 Mazda6 vs. 2014 Toyota Camry yields a clear winner.
Northern New Jersey drivers can find a complete selection of the preferred mid-size Mazda6 at Mazda of Lodi. Those comparing the 2014 Mazda6 vs. 2014 Toyota Camry will want to get a first-hand look at the sedan worthy of its model-year marker. Click below to schedule a Mazda6 test drive or contact Mazda of Lodi for more information.