Honda Accord LX CVT Sedan vs 2015 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport Sedan
Quality and Value Analysis
Maybe you wouldn’t think of upgrading from Honda Accord to Mazda6, they are similar vehicles but Mazda6 is the right choice for Phoenix drivers. Starting from the MSRP, they are priced within $100 of each other. Accord LX MSRP $22,905 and Mazda6 i sport MSRP $22,895. Comparably equipped, they remain within $20 in cost. ALG Residual values of Mazda6 are comparable against Accord with only a 2% difference even after 60 months. The only real difference is in the fuel economy. Mazda6 beats out Honda Accord when it comes to city driving , the Accord has better highway fuel economy than Mazda6. North Scottsdale Fuel Economy for Mazda6: 26city/38hwy, Honda Accord: 27city/36hwy.
Performance and Engineering
Honda Accord and Mazda6 engines are almost identical on paper. Mazda6’s 2.5 liter engine is only just larger than Honda Accord’s 2.4 liter. Honda Accord has a larger fuel capacity with a 17.2 gal tank. Mazda6’s tank is 16.4. Honda Accord LX’s standard engine is a 2.4 liter I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, DI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 185@6400, Torque Of 181@3900, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head. Mazda6 i Sport’s standard Engine is a 2.5-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, DI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 184@5700, Torque Of 185@3250, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head. Braking & Suspension systems on Mazda6 are equal to those of Honda Accord, Front and Rear disc brakes, and Hill Start Assist come standard on both vehicles, but Mazda6 has a tighter turning diameter. That will come in handy for driving in North Scottsdale.
Safety and Security
Mazda6 and Honda Accord are equally safe and secure in Phoenix AZ. Both come with Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags, Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction control, ABS Brakes, Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor, brake assist, and tire pressure monitor standard. It’s hard to argue that one is more secure than the other.
Comfort and Convenience
Power windows, power door locks, cruise control, steering wheel mounted controls, rear view camera, telescoping adjustable steering column, vanity mirror, front power outlet, rear window defroster, remote tailgate/trunk release, floor mat, and exterior temperature gauge are standard on both vehicles. The right Honda Accord comes standard with dual zone climate control and automatic climate control where Mazda6 does not. Both have comfortable front bucket seats and fold down rear seats. AM/FM Radio seek, scan, speed sensitive volume cd mp3 players are standard on Honda Accord, but Mazda6 has an additional 8 speakers. Honda Accord has a Keyless entry operated key fob, but Mazda 6 also has a card key for remote entry. Accord and Mazda6 have Standard tinted glass, automatic headlights, and vehicle theft deterrent system. Mazda6 comes with adjustable signaling rear-view mirrors, but Honda Accord just has standard adjustable mirrors. Mazda6’s 17′ wheel dimension is larger than Honda Accord’s 16′ and both come standard with all season tires.