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2021 MAZDA6 vs. 2022 Honda Accord: Stylish Sedan Showdown

2021 MAZDA6 vs. 2022 Honda Accord

When you want a four-door sedan that gives you something more than others out there, you’re undoubtedly considering the new Mazda6 sedan. But if you’re still early in your new car research, you might be wondering how the Mazda6 sedan compares to other cars in its class — for example, how the Mazda6 vs. Honda Accord compare.

If you’re deciding between the Mazda6 or Honda Accord, let’s compare differences in price, reliability, passenger room, trunk space, features, and more. After you see how our MAZDA vs. Honda sedan comparison finds a clear winner, you’ll be calling our dealership to schedule a test drive in the new Mazda6 sedan for sale.

2021 MAZDA6 vs. 2022 Honda Accord Price and Trim Models

The 2021 Mazda6 has a lower starting price than the Honda Accord and is available in six trim models to shop and compare. This immediately puts the Mazda6 ahead of the Honda Accord because the Mazda6 is less expensive than the new Accord. Also, the Honda Accord is only available in five trim models, which means it costs more than the new Mazda6 and gives you fewer trims.

Let’s compare Honda Accord to Mazda6 features and decide which vehicle gives you more for your money. The Mazda6 Sport and Honda Accord LX each come standard with Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration, LED headlights, and advanced safety systems, but the Honda Accord does not come with Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The Mazda6 does.

The Mazda6 Touring adds leatherette-trimmed sport seats, a six-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar support, and a power moonroof to the list of standard features. If you want a moonroof in your Honda Accord Sport, you’ll need to upgrade to an entirely different powertrain.

Tired of the mess of cables and wires? Then you’ll enjoy the wireless Apple CarPlay® connection for your compatible device in the new Mazda6 Grand Touring. Once again, if you want this feature in your Honda Accord, you’ll need to upgrade to the 2.0T model.

The Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve brings the comfort and convenience of an eight-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and a six-way power front passenger’s seat that are both ventilated. You won’t find ventilated front seats on any of the new Honda Accord sedans for sale.

Has one of the new Mazda6 sedans already piqued your interest? If so, be sure to talk to our team about new Mazda offers.

Honda Accord vs. MAZDA6 Reliability and Performance

The 2021 Mazda6 is motivated by a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 187 horsepower, 186 pound-feet of torque, and delivers an EPA-estimated 26/35/29 mpg1 (City/Highway/Combined). The vehicle is FWD and is geared by a SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and Sport mode.

The Honda Accord puts out 192 horsepower and 143 pound-feet of torque. While the Honda Accord delivers marginally more horsepower than the Mazda6, the relatively low torque is immediately felt when test-driving both vehicles. If you’re looking for a sporty drive and robust acceleration, you’ll find it in our new Mazda cars for sale.

MAZDA6 vs. Honda Accord Trunk Space

Regarding interior dimensions and capacities, let’s check out the numbers in our Mazda6 to Honda Accord comparison.

The cockpit of the new Mazda6 sedan provides 38.4 inches of front-row headroom, 55.9 inches of shoulder room, 42.2 inches of legroom, and a total of 99.8 cubic feet of estimated passenger volume. The 2021 Mazda6 is 192.7 inches long with a 111.4-inch wheelbase. The vehicle is 72.4 inches wide and 57.1 inches tall, with 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space. The Honda Accord provides 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Both vehicles provide plenty of room for their passengers and cargo. When comparing Mazda6 vs. Honda Accord size, the difference between these two vehicles can be felt when you’re sitting behind the wheel, and the Mazda6 comes out on top. You can test-drive a used Honda Accord for sale at our dealership and perform a side-by-side comparison in person to experience the superiority of the nimble, responsive Mazda6.

2021 MAZDA6

Starting MSRP: Starting at $24,4752
Engine: 187 hp @ 6000 rpm
0-60: N/A
MPG: 26 / 35 / 29 mpg
Seats: 5
Length: 192.7 in.
Width 72.4 in.
Total passenger room: N/A
Fuel tank size: 16.4 gal.
Interior benefits: N/A
Shop Model: 2021 MAZDA6 For Sale
2022 Honda Accord

Starting MSRP: Starting at $25,4703
Engine: 192 hp @ 5500 rpm
0-60: N/A
MPG: 30 / 38 / 33 mpg
Seats: 5
Length: 192.1 in.
Width 73.3 in.
Total passenger room: N/A
Fuel tank size: 14.8 gal.
Interior benefits:
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Push-button start
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

*Not yet rated for safety as it isn’t released!

Shop Model: 2022 Honda Accord For Sale

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is more reliable: the Honda Accord or MAZDA6?

When it comes to getting many miles out of your car and an attractive return on your investment, the new Mazda6 may last up to 250,000 miles when properly maintained, while Honda Accord sedans typically reach 200,000 miles. If you’re looking for a new car that offers sporty performance, is fun to drive, and is built to last, then opt for the new Mazda6 sedan.

Which one has more cargo space: the MAZDA6 or Honda Accord?

In a Mazda6 vs. Honda Accord size comparison, the Honda Accord is bigger than the Mazda6. The Honda Accord is roughly 3 inches longer and 1 inch wider than the Mazda6, which creates more trunk space in the Honda Accord. The Honda Accord provides 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the Mazda6 offers 14.7 cubic feet of trunk area and 99.8 cubic feet of estimated passenger volume. Both vehicles offer plenty of cargo space, and we recommend test-driving a Mazda6 to experience the benefits of its superiority.

How many miles can a Honda Accord last?

When properly maintained and the factory maintenance schedule is followed, a Honda Accord sedan may last for 200,000 miles or 20 years if you average 10,000 miles per year, whereas a Mazda6 sedan may last 250,000 miles when properly cared for. If you have questions about properly caring for your car to get the most miles out of it, please contact our service department. We can explain why oil changes are important and how often to inspect the brakes.

How long do MAZDA6 sedans last?

The Mazda6 sedan is known for its long-lasting durability. It may reach 250,000 miles on the odometer when the vehicle is properly maintained, the factory-set maintenance schedule is followed, and oil changes are performed at regular intervals. If you average 15,000 miles of driving every year, you can expect your new Mazda6 to last between 13 and 17 years, depending on your driving habits and maintenance routine.

MAZDA6 vs. Honda Accord Review

When you’re ready to compare the new Mazda6 to the new Honda Accord or any of the Mazda6 competitors, we invite you to visit our dealership for a test drive and tour. Our sales associates are here to point out the standard features, warranty benefits, and performance capabilities that make the new Mazda6 stand out from the competition.

After you pick a trim model that gives you the features you love, our finance team will be ready to review the benefits of leasing and ways to save on your car loan. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll present your options.

1EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

2MSRP excludes taxes, title, license fees and $1,175 destination charge (Alaska $1,220). Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

3MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.


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