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Mazda Mazda6 vs. Toyota Camry

When we compare the Mazda Mazda6 to the Toyota Camry, the Mazda Mazda6 has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing The Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mazda Mazda6 versus the Toyota Camry, the Toyota Camry is a better car than the Mazda Mazda6.

Mazda Mazda6 versus Toyota Camry Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mazda Mazda6 ranges from $21,896 to $30,681 while a used Toyota Camry from the same model year range is priced between $20,999 to $32,995. For a new model, the Mazda Mazda6's price is between $25,270 and $36,593, with the Toyota Camry priced between $27,655 and $38,402.

Mazda Mazda6 versus Toyota Camry Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mazda Mazda6 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Mazda Mazda6 being ranked 3 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13. Out of 8 Best Midsize Cars for the Money, the Mazda Mazda6 is ranked 8 and the Toyota Camry is ranked 2.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mazda Mazda6’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Toyota Camry base engine makes 203 horsepower. The Mazda6 is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. The Camry is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 616 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the Toyota Camry has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Mazda Mazda6 has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Mazda Mazda6 and the Toyota Camry have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Mazda Mazda6 and the Toyota Camry have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2021 Mazda Mazda6

2023 Toyota Camry

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,270 - $36,593

Used Asking Price:

$21,896 - $30,681

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,655 - $38,402

Used Asking Price:

$20,999 - $32,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 13
3 / 13
3 / 13
3 / 8
8 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 13
2 / 13
2 / 13
2 / 13
2 / 8

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Grand Touring, Sport, Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Carbon Edition, Signature

Trim Levels

LE, XLE, XLE V6, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE, XSE V6, TRD

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 5000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 35 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

426 / 574 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 39 / 32

Range (city/hwy):

442 / 616 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

14.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.7 inches

Cargo Space:

15.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

100.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3437 lbs

Width:

82.3 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

192.7 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3310 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

192.1 inches

Wheelbase:

111.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/55R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/55R17