Let's end the debate. Personally, I still do not think much of Mario is bad at all, in fact, it's fun and great. That said, I think Crash gets overlooked much like sonic racing games. Crash has tight and expert-level controls with the Tokyo drifting that's sorta hard to master so I see why people bounce off it and claim Mario is better. Mario has a lot of rubberband AI and the levels have been rehashes for a while and most new levels...are ok...
Crash had a great remake run with graphics I would debate, surpass Mario on switch though that's not a fair comparison somewhat cause Mario wasn't competing to look graphically intense.
Anyway, overall I love Mario but crash wins this one. Crash gets no love for how good a racer it is IMO. But I wanna know the 2022 opinion, now that more Mario has arrived and a remake put people's eyes on old crash team racing somewhat recently. plus I'm tired of talking about Elden ring for this week XD.
PS DO NOT INCLUDE CRASH's other lesser racers, crash only needed the first try to get racing right...the other games were just victory laps XD.