Mid-sized Mayhem: 2010 Hyundai Sonata takes on 2010 Toyota Camry in a drag race

When somebody mentions drag racing, chances are you picture two high-powered sports cars duking it out for those ever-so-important high-speed bragging rights. Those types of races are a treat to watch, especially when they’re relatively evenly matched, which would then provide us with a clear idea as to what sports car trumps another in a flat-out straight race from start to finish.

On the other hand, mid-sized sedans aren’t exactly the kinds of cars that you’d find getting involved in a full-throttle drag race, which then makes this drag race video of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata and a 2010 Toyota Camry both perplexing and amusing to watch.

Sure, they belong in the same segment and the tale of the tape would say that this one isn’t some novelty mismatch. But watching this race feels like you’re watching two well-off executives running a 100-meter sprint in their full-on business regalia. It should be entertaining, no doubt, but it doesn’t have the same energy and flashiness as, say, a Nissan GT-R taking on a Corvette ZR1.

Nevertheless, for your amusement, we invite you to watch the video to see which of these mid-sized ‘racers’ ends up reigning supreme.

Source: YouTube

4 comments:

Well that is actually a fun drag race to watch. I thought it was going to be the Camry to take the glory but I spoke too soon I guess. Well, the next time I wish to see some SUV burn rubber on the tracks. Just an idea you know, in case they run out of cars to race.

still im not convince that Hyundai can out perform the camry, camry is tried and tested by many.

Also if they were going to be fair they would have compared the SE 4-cylinder Camry with its optional 6-speed manual; instead they used the auto, and had it in the heaviest of all the Camry models, the luxurious XLE.

They’re comparing the 4-cylinders. The V6 Camry SE TRD is the fastest 4-door money can buy for under $35K, with 60 mph coming in 5.9 seconds. It’s also the best on the slalom and skidpad, even without TRD upgrades.

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