The Mazda6 is revered as one of the best full-size sedans by both consumers and automotive experts. The Mazda6 is equipped with some of the best features in its class, while also offering a premium fit-and-finish at an affordable price tag. However, there are some capable competitors to compete with the Mazda6, and the Honda Accord is one of them. In this article, we are going to list out the differences between the Mazda6 and the Honda Accord and look at what makes the Mazda6 a better option of the two.
The 2021 Mazda6 is available in six trims – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Carbon Edition, and Signature. For the 2021 model year, the Mazda6 receives a new Carbon Edition appearance package, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and rear automated emergency braking, and a driver-attention monitor doe the Signature model. Interested in the 2021 Mazda6? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2021 Honda Accord
|2.5-liter Inline-Four Cylinder
||1.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder|
|187 hp / 186 ft-lbs.
||192 hp / 192 ft-lbs.|
|99.8 cu. ft.
||Passenger Volume (Cubic Feet)
||105.6 cu. ft.|
|14.7 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
||16.7 cu. ft.|
|26 / 35 / 29||MPG (City/Highway/Combined)||30 / 38 / 33|
The Honda Accord might seem to be more powerful than the Mazda6 as you can see from the table above. But don’t let that fool you, as the Mazda6 offers another 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Also, the six-speed automatic transmission that is standard for both the engine offerings works effortlessly and offers consistent power output across rev bands. There is no doubt that the Accord offers better fuel efficiency compared to the Mazda6. However, the Mazda6 makes up for it with a fulfilling driving experience.
Coming to the interiors, the 2021 Mazda6 offers an unprecedented experience with a cavernous and premium-finish cabin and offers a luxurious experience to customers. In terms of features, the 6 sedan offers a wide array of them on offer, such as cloth upholstered seats with six-way manually adjustable front seats, eight-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, Voice recognition technology, Push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and remote keyless entry, to name some of them. Optional features are just as abundant, with features like Synthetic/Genuine/Red/Nappa leather upholstery, a six or eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, six-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, 11-speaker Bose premium sound system, a moonroof, a head-up display, and proximity keyless entry, to name some of them.
A lot of these features are not offered for the Honda Accord which essentially makes the Mazda6 sedan is a better pick. Not to forget, a wide array of standard safety features like driver drowsiness monitoring, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition.