Mazda6 vs. Honda Accord Sedan Comparison

Discover How Our Mazda6 Compares to its Conroe, TX Competition

If you're shopping for a mid-sized sedan, then you're all too aware of the many options the class offers you. While you could attempt to research all of them in your spare time, spending nights and weekends researching on various automotive websites, we thought we'd go ahead and compare two of the top choices for you. Read on to see how the Mazda6 matches up to the Honda Accord.

Price

We compared introductory trim levels of each model, in an attempt to create a like-for-like comparison. When we looked at their Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices, the base Mazda6 comes in around $1,500 lower than the base Accord. Add in the standard features included with the introductory Mazda6 that aren't found on the base Accord, and you're saving money while driving a better-equipped sedan.

Styling

Both sedans offer the handsome exteriors you've come to expect of their respective brands, although the Mazda6 stands out a bit more thanks to the KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy; to us, the Accord's exterior styling is somewhat commonplace throughout the segment.

Each sedan boasts an interior that would be at home in a much more expensive "luxury" car, with the upscale appointments that today's drivers want. However, as we'll detail later on, the Mazda6 offers a better array of standard and available amenities throughout its five trim level lineup, making it a better option for Texas drivers who desire a multitude of entertainment options on their daily commute.

Performance

The standard engine at the heart of the Mazda6 is a 2.5-liter inline-4, while the Accord comes with a 1.5-liter inline-4. Each sedan can be equipped with an available turbocharged engine for drivers who want even more power at their command. When we look at those options, the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine in the Mazda6 generates 310 pound-feet of torque, outperforming the Accord's optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and its output of 273 pound-feet of torque.

Fuel economy is quite similar between the two models, but the Mazda6 does have the greater fuel capacity, allowing you to stay on the road longer between fill-ups.

Features

We've teased this comparison long enough. While the Accord is certainly a well-appointed sedan even in the lowest of its five trim levels, the base Mazda6 model includes features that either aren't offered for the Accord or would require you to spend even more money to add. These include signaling exterior mirrors, lumbar support for the front seats, a leather steering wheel, and a remote fuel door release.

Then there are the little differences that favor the Mazda6. For instance, the Mazda6 has a standard 8-inch touchscreen display, while the Accord comes with a 7-inch display. While the Accord's four-speaker stereo system is more than adequate, the six-speaker system in the Mazda6 produces superior sound qualities -- always nice when you're streaming your music through a Bluetooth® connection. As you move up to each sedan's top trim level, the differences become even more notable. The Mazda6 Signature features Nappa leather-trimmed sport seats, heated front and rear seats, and more. The Accord Touring has leather seats that pale in comparison and comfort.

Safety

Both the Accord and the Mazda6 come with such standard safety features as a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system, child safety locks, and forward obstruction warning. However, the base Mazda6 also includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert as standard driver-assistance features; those aren't available for the base Accord model.

Explore the Mazda6 at Gullo Mazda

Now that you've discovered what the Mazda6 has to offer when compared to the Honda Accord, don't you think you should come take a closer look at one of the models in our showroom? We're happy to hand you the keys so that you can take one out for an entertaining test drive.

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