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I had a 2005 6-cylinder Camry LE. It was recently rear-ended

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I had a 2005 6-cylinder Camry LE. It was recently rear-ended and it's a total loss so I have to buy a new car. I've become a serious fan of that 6-cylinder engine, b/c it's saved my life more than once when I've had to get onto the highway really fast, or when I've had to suddenly avoid a bad or dangerous driver. - So I'm looking at new Camrys (all models), and even the Avalon. But the salesmen are telling me that the new 4-cylinder Camry engine would out-power my old 2005 6-cylinder Camry engine. That it will accelerate from 0-60 faster than my old engine. They're also telling me that therefore, unless I really have a general need for speed, the new Camry 4-cylinder engine will be not only as good but better than my old engine and will suit my needs perfectly. --- Is this true??

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

The 17 Camry comes with a 2.5 with 178 horsepower and 170 ftlb of torque

The 17 Avalon comes with a 3.5 with 268 horsepower and 248 ftlb of torque

Your 05 had 210 horsepower and 220 ftlb of torque.

If speed and power are the main focus then the new 4 cylinder will be weaker than what you had prior.

Your talking to a salesman, they rarely know actual engine performance numbers.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Are you saying that, for example, if I'm going 65 mph and I have to suddenly pass a bad driver who's going 75 mph, that I'll be able to pass him FASTER in my 2005 V-6 than I could in my 2017 4-cylinder? Would it be so much faster that I'd notice the difference?

The 17 4 cylinder would do this scenario just fine, its not going to bog down and not accelerate. The V6 will just do it better. You will notice a difference but not alot.