Compare: The Mazda6 vs. The Honda Accord

If you're on the market for a stylish, well-equipped sedan, then the Mazda6 is one of your best options. At Mazda City, we know the sedan class is a competitive one, and we want our customers to consider all their options so you make the decision that works for you. Having said that, we have faith that the Mazda6 will take on any sedan in Jacksonville and come out on top.

The Honda Accord is another competitive vehicle in this class, critics have been impressed with its efficiency and standard features, but we think that the Mazda6 stacks up very well. Explore some of the differences between each vehicle on this comparison page.


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 Engine Lineup

Both vehicles offer two competitive engine options, a standard gas and an available turbocharged engine. The Mazda6 gets a noticeable advantage if you decide to upgrade to the turbocharged option. Its available 2.5-liter turbocharged engine delivers a staggering 310 lb.-ft. of torque against the Accord's 273, meaning you can deliver sustained power without stressing your engine.

At the base level both engines are fairly comparable, the Accord offers a little more horsepower, but the Mazda6 holds a little more gas. Both base engines are going to keep you thoroughly entertained on the Orange Park roads.


The Mazda6 takes its extra strength from the engine options and channels it into an agile, enjoyable drive. The Accord has received some recognition for its handling and ride performance, but we think that once you get behind the wheel of a Mazda6, you will see why critics have been raving about its exciting drive.

Design and Size

The Mazda6 has recently undergone a total overhaul, meaning that everything about its style and design feels fresh. From the modern silhouette to the sharp looking front fascia, we think that the Mazda6 expertly marries old-school sedan class to forward-thinking innovation in a way that the Accord does not.

Size-wise, the vehicles are almost identical, the Accord is just slightly wider. Both vehicles seat five comfortably and have ample room in their trunks. However, the interior space in the Mazda6 is complemented by high-end materials and a refined, luxurious design even at the base level. The Accord can compete at the higher trim levels, but if you're looking for an accessible model, the Mazda6 definitely offers a more comfortable, sleeker interior.


If you're interested in all the latest technology, then the Mazda6 is definitely the way to go. With standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ you can fully integrate your smart device into your daily drive. This means hands-free access to your apps, media, calls, and more, giving you a distraction-free drive.

The Accord doesn't get smart device integration until higher trim levels, so the Mazda6 is a great option to get all the newest tech without putting down too much cash.

Comfort Features

The Mazda6 has received a lot of attention for its flexible, comfortable seating, including standard driver lumbar support, available high-end materials, and a pass-through rear seat. The Accord doesn't offer the same support when it comes to seating, so if you're looking for a car with comfortable seats near Saint Augustine, go with the Mazda6.

Safety Features

Both vehicles received excellent ratings on safety tests, but the Mazda6 offers more standard advanced features. Things like integrated turn signal mirrors, Blind Spot Monitor, auto-leveling headlights, and Cross-Traffic Alert help keep you aware on the roads. These extra features give you extra confidence on the Gainesville roads.

Ultimately, we think that the Mazda6 has a pretty clear advantage over the Honda Accord, but if you have any more concerns, feel free to stop by our Middleburg area Mazda dealership for a test drive today.