2016 Mazda 6 vs Honda Accord: Which Is A Better Buy?

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The Honda Accord and the Mazda 6 are both great vehicles but which is the better buy?

The Honda Accord and the Mazda 6 offer many features that are unique to the segment and this is a segment where competition isn’t short. Both offer a solution for leasing or purchasing and both are superb looking sedans that offer comfort and power that is decent.

The 2016 Honda Accord did come out ahead in consumer reports purchase guide in the midsize sedan segment. It achieved high scores for reliability, satisfaction and purchase value. The Mazda 6 was behind it.

The Mazda 6 Touring comes with a body and grill design that inspires as the mid-sized commuter segment is often very bland. The interior is comfortable and the driver’s seat is adjustable. The Mazda 6 Touring comes with power adjusted seating, which is something that the Honda Accord doesn’t.

The interior of the Mazda 6 Touring is crisp and the dashboard is streamlined, while the layout of the once screen centre stack is intuitive. There is a drop split rear bench seat in the back and the trunk is large, while there is plenty of room for the legs.

The interior of the Honda Accord is great and it has a look and feel that is substantial. The trims are heavier and the carpets denser and overall there is a more substantial look and feel to it along with it being well finished.

The Honda Accord and the Mazda 6 both have horsepower and torque that is almost identical. The Mazda comes with the Skyactive drive with the 6 speed automatic transmission, but the Mazda 6 can be a bit on the noisy side when starting up.

The EPA out on the highway is around 40mpg on the Mazda 6 and you get about the same from the Honda Accord and its V6 engine. The Honda Accord offers a slight edge for refinement and horses with only a negligible drop in fuel economy.

But which would you choose, the Honda Accord or the Mazda 6?

1 Comment

  1. Shayne

    April 4, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I bought the Mazda 6 after I had a bad service experience with Honda (my local dealer and corporate). I love the Mazda 6. It was one of the cars with fewest consumer complaints. I’ve only got about 1000 miles on it, but I would recommend it to anyone.