2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Mazda6

The Honda Accord and Mazda6 are two of the most highly touted sedans of the 2016 sales season. Both have received high marks from most major car rating websites. But there are a few things that distinguish these two vehicles. These differences begin under the hoods of the 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Mazda6. The 2016 Honda Accord has three engine options, ranging in performance from a 185 hp 2.4L I-4 to a 278 hp 3.5L V-6. On the other hand, the 2016 Mazda6 only offers a 184 hp 2.5L I-4. It's somewhat unusual for a 2016 model to have only one engine option. But this is just evidence that Mazda is extremely confident in the single engine it has put into the 2016 Mazda6. This confidence is warranted, as the Mazda6 outperforms both the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in both torque and gas mileage. 

The 2016 Honda Accord is roomier than the 2016 Mazda6. With between 100.8 and 103.2 cubic feet of passenger space versus the Mazda6's 99.7 cubic feet, the 2016 Accord has a roomier interior. However, despite being a bit smaller inside, the Mazda6 has maybe the sportiest body of any of its 2016 competition.

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2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Mazda6
185 hp 2.4L I-4, 189 hp 2.4L I-4, or 278 hp 3.5L V-6 Engine Options 184 hp 2.5 I-4
Five available options Transmission Two available options
100.8-103.2 cubic feet (depending on model) Passenger Volume 99.7 cubic feet
27 mpg city/37 mpg highway Fuel Economy 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway

Is the Accord or the Mazda6 a better option? 

The 2016 Honda Accord is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both services can be displayed through the 2016 Accord's 7-inch touchscreen. The Mazda6 also has a 7-inch touchscreen, but doesn't run the same operating systems as the 2016 Accord, which could be a downside if smart phone integration is high on your wish list.

Highly innovative safety features further make both vehicles ideal choices. The Accord's Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) automatically applies the brake when it detects a potential rear-end collision. Features such as the Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) and Lane Departure Warning signal to drivers if the Accord is about to drive onto an unsafe surface, or if the vehicle is swerving. The Mazda6 has its own arsenal of safety features, such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Hill Launch Assist (HLA), Smart Brake Support, and a Lane Departure Warning System. Both the 2016 Accord and 2016 Mazda6 are loaded with features that put them at the forefront of safety.

With so many positive elements, the 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Mazda6 should at the top of the list for anyone in the market for a new sedan. Stop by Continental Motors Group if you want to schedule a test drive, or learn more about either of these vehicles.


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