2015 Toyota Camry LE vs 2015 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport AT
Shopping for a new car is hard. Trying to find the right Camry for you or picking the color of your new Mazda6. This comparison should help determine the best luxury value between Toyota Camry and Mazda6.
Quality and Value Analysis
From the base MSRP, Mazda6 already has a lower price over Camry. If you comparably equip Camry, the clear winner is Mazda6. MSRP for Mazda6 is $22,895, comparably equipped at $23,715. Toyota Camry MSRP is $22,970, comparably equipped at $26,374. Good thing Camry has good Residual Value, right? Not quite, Camry only beats out Mazda6’s residual value buy 1% even after 60 months. Camry and Mazda6 Have the same Basic and Powertrain warranty.
Performance and Engineering
Toyota Camry’s Engine is 2.5-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 178@6000, Torque Of 170@4100, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head. Mazda6’s Engine is 2.5-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, DI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 184@5700, Torque Of 185@3250, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head. Mazda6 has more Horsepower and Torque than Camry. The only advantage for Camry is it’s larger Fuel Tank, with a 17 gal fuel capacity vs Mazda6’s 16.4 gal capacity. Braking and suspension are pretty much even on both vehicles, the only difference is that Mazda6 has fuel start assist and Camry does not.
Safety and Security
Mazda 6 has a 5-star rating on Side pole Crash safety rating and the front driver crash test. Toyota Camry got 4-stars. Mazda 6 also has standard second row head restraints, so it is more safe for your passengers. Both vehicles have a variety of other safety features like Front side airbags, side curtain air bags, vehicle stability control system, Traction control, ABS Brakes, Brake assist, and Tire pressure monitor.
Comfort and Convenience
Mazda 6 and Toyota Camry come equipped with Steering wheel mounted controls for audio and cruise control, exterior temperature gauge, and 2 front power outlets. Only Mazda 6 comes standard with Floor mats, Camry’s floor mats are optional. Mazda 6 has the better sounding audio system with twice as many speakers as Toyota Camry. Both vehicles do come with AM/FM radio, seek, scan, speed sensitive volume CD/MP3 player. Keyless entry is available on Camry, but only Mazda 6 has both a card key and a key fob. Mazda 6’s exterior rearview mirrors are signaling, Camry’s exterior rearview mirrors are heated. Mazda6 comes standard with alloy wheels and all-season tires. Camry’s alloy wheels are optional, and tires are an inch smaller than Mazda6’s.