The 2016 Mazda6 vs 2016 Accord

January 18th, 2016 by

NY Mazda6 vs Accord | New York Car Comparison

2016 Mazda6In the market for a quality and affordable midsize sedan? No doubt you’ve considered the 2016 Mazda6 and 2016 Honda Accord. These two class-leading powerhouses are perennial contenders for the top spot in US News’ affordable midsize car rankings. Currently ranked number two and number one respectively, the 2016 Mazda6 and 2016 Honda Accord seem locked in a never-ending battle which is oftentimes too close to call.

The 2016 Mazda6 is available as a four-door sedan, while the 2016 Honda Accord is available as a four-door sedan or two-door coupe. The Mazda6 displays an edgy, sporty body style while the Honda Accord’s profile is sleek. Both models are uncompromising in matters of stylish good looks.

The interior of the 2016 Mazda6 is well-constructed, stylish, and designed with top-notch materials. Likewise, the 2016 Honda Accord’s attractive interior is thoughtfully laid out and built with premium quality materials. Both models feature spacious seating for five and ample cargo space. Standard features of the Mazda6 include push-button start, Bluetooth, six-speaker stereo, auxiliary input jack, and a USB port. The Honda Accord’s standard features include dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port, an infotainment system with 8-inch display, multi-angle rearview camera, and a four-speaker audio system.

Under the hood of the 2016 Mazda6 sits a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower. The base 2016 Honda Accord has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 185 horsepower, while higher trims have a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 278 horses. Both models perform well, with nimble and responsive handling. The Mazda6’s EPA-estimated gas mileage of 28 mpg city and 40 mpg highway has a slight edge over the Honda Accord’s EPA-estimated gas mileage of 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

Of the 2016 Mazda6, AutoTrader raves, “Although priced on par with other popular family sedans, Mazda has infused its 5-passenger sedan with a sleek and sophisticated body, outstanding driving dynamics, and an interior that is technologically savvy without being overly complicated.” Visit our Mazda dealer today to take it for a test drive!

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