2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Mazda6

2016 Honda Accord Gray

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Mazda6

2016 Mazda6

When auto buyers begin the process of looking for a well-rounded midsize sedan, it’s no wonder they turn to the 2016 Honda Accord. Tested by time and proven year after year, the Honda Accord returns this year with updated suspension tuning, more standard features, a spacious cabin, and plenty of power under the hood. The 2016 Mazda6 is trying to make in-roads in this segment, too, but in spite of its worthy efforts it still fails to live up to the 2016 Honda Accord in the areas that matter to most consumers.

Performance

No matter how you look at it, the 2016 Honda Accord delivers better performance. The base engine on the 2016 Honda Accord is a 2.4L inline-four that makes 185 hp, though the sport-tuned version increases output to 189 hp. If that’s still not enough power for you, there’s a 3.5L V6 engine that serves up a robust 278 hp.

The only available engine on the 2016 Mazda6 is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that gets just 184 hp. If you want the best performance from your midsize sedan, choose Honda.

Passenger and Cargo Space

While both of these vehicles come with standard seating for five passengers, the 2016 Honda Accord gives you more of the space that most families will want to spread out in the cabin and fill up the trunk. There’s more than enough room for up to four adults to fit comfortably into the Honda Accord, thanks to the total passenger volume of 103.7 cubic feet. This doesn’t lead to a compromise on trunk space, either, because the Honda Accord’s trunk measures 15.8 cubic feet.

Things can get a little tight in the Mazda6, which only has a passenger volume of 99.7 cubic feet. Meanwhile, the trunk is also smaller at 14.8 cubic feet.

Standard Features

Step inside both of these vehicles’ base trims, and it will immediately become apparent that Honda hasn’t skimped on the creature comforts drivers and passengers want, while Mazda has left some key features out of the equation. Here are the base features you’ll get standard on the Honda Accord but aren’t even available on the Mazda6’s base trim:

  • Rearview camera
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Illuminated vanity mirror
  • Stereo anti-theft system

Safety

While both of these models received five stars in overall crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Honda Accord received better scores than the Mazda6 in a couple of important areas. It got five stars in both the front passenger crash test and the rollover safety rating, while the Mazda6 got four stars in those areas.

Enjoy More of What You Want with the 2016 Honda Accord

You can find the 2016 Honda Accord on sale right now at Silko Honda, your Easton area Honda dealer at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA. You’ll find us open seven days a week, and we’re always ready to answer your questions so be sure to get in touch.