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Honda Accord vs Mazda6

A dependable midsize sedan, like the Honda Accord or Mazda6, should offer everyone a comfortable ride, an efficient performance, and the kind of features that will make your drive more convenient and enjoyable.

So, which one is right for you? To help drivers and families in Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City decide, Arrowhead Honda looks at what each one has to offer in this Honda Accord vs. Mazda6 comparison.  Contact us today for more information.

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Interior Dimensions

Both the Honda Accord and Mazda6 are designed to seat up to five people in its interior. The Honda offers extra space to get comfortable, though, with 105.6 cubic feet of passenger room. The Mazda6 only features 99.7 cubic feet of passenger space.

While each midsize sedan can fit three people in the back seat, your passengers will notice the differences between the two vehicles. Both back seats can also fold down to give you access to the trunk for extra cargo room. However, the Honda Accord also has a larger trunk, so you may not have to fold the seats as often.

 Honda AccordMazda6
Headroom (front/rear)39.5 inches/37.3 inches38.4 inches/37.1 inches
Legroom (front/rear)42.3 inches/40.4 inches42.2 inches/38.7 inches
Hip Room (front/rear)55.3 inches/55.0 inches53.5 inches/53.5 inches
Cargo Room16.7 cubic feet14.7 cubic feet

Specs & Fuel-Economy

When it comes to the Honda Accord vs. Mazda6, the Honda Accord offers two sporty and efficient engines. The base powertrain is a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers a balanced 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. This works with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode and can get up to an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city and 38 MPG highway for LX, EX, and EX-L 1.5T trims.[i]

The Mazda6 also offers two engines. However, it can’t provide you with the same amount of power or fuel economy. For example, its base engine is a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder that can only get up to 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This works with a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission that’s not quite as efficient as a CVT. The Mazda6 can only get up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.[ii]

Honda Accord vs Mazda6: Infotainment Systems

The Honda Accord features a user-friendly infotainment system in the center of the dashboard. It’s conveniently located and has a stylish design. It gives you the freedom to access your favorite smartphone apps, stream music, and stay connected during your drive with features like:

  • • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • • SMS Text Message Function
  • • Apple CarPlay™
  • • Android Auto™

The Mazda6 also offers a Bluetooth® compatible system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. However, its screen is positioned on top of the dashboard rather than in the center. This makes it look awkward and can even hinder your visibility while you drive.

Test Drive a Midsize Sedan Honda Accord

Visit Arrowhead Honda to learn more about this Honda Accord vs. Mazda6 comparison and test drive the roomy and efficient Honda Accord. It offers drivers in Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise plenty of space to stretch out, superior fuel economy, and a user-friendly infotainment system.

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[i] 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

[ii] Based on EPA estimates for Mazda6 with 2.5L engine, 26 city/35 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.