2020 Toyota Camry TRD vs Mazda6 Drag Race: V6 vs Turbo Inline-4

When it comes to mid-size Japanese sedans, two of the most popular and among the few remaining examples are the Toyota Camry and Mazda6. As such, it’s almost always automatic to see the two cars compare to each other – not to mention that the two cars in their high-end version are different worlds.

One looks bold and sporty, while the other exalts elegance and finesse. I don’t even need to mention which one is which, your eyes won’t lie to you in this regard.

Another point of comparison between the two would be the power plants residing in their caps. The Toyota Camry in TRD version uses a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6, which produces 301 horsepower (224 kilowatts) and 267 pound-feet (362 Newton meters) of torque. These are healthy numbers from an executive sedan.

The Mazda6, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.5L turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp (186 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. Obviously, the Mazda6 has a major advantage in terms of traction, but can it keep its advantage towards the end of a drag race?

The video at the top of this page will show you a clear answer. We marked the embedded video around the 12:40 mark, but if you want to watch the full comparison between the two, you can skip to the start.

With the race results and with the two cars representing the opposite ends of the mid-size spectrum, which one would you get if you had the choice? Let us know in the comments section below.

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