2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Mazda6


2016 Honda Accord


2016 Mazda6

The 2016 Mazda6 and the 2016 Honda Accord are both midsize sedans from Japanese automakers. Both have reputations for being fun to drive, reliable, and remarkably well designed. Either one could be your next car here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. The question is – which one do you choose? See how they compare below, and maybe you’ll be better able to make up your mind!

Efficiency and Performance

Both of these vehicles get small four-cylinder engines in the base model for solid performance and fuel economy. The 2016 Mazda6 earns 26 mpg city/38 mpg highway/31 mpg combined in EPA estimates and it generates a respectable 184 hp with its 2.5L four-cylinder engine.

The 2016 Honda Accord generates more power at 185 hp with its 2.4L four-cylinder engine, or 189 hp in the Sport trim. With continuously variable transmission it earns a 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* rating from the EPA.

While the base model Accord is clearly more powerful and more efficient than the Mazda6, you might still consider an upgrade option. The Accord can be had with a 3.5L V6 good for 278 hp and an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic transmission. Mazda does not offer any engine or powertrain upgrade option.


Both of these models offer remarkable safety scores – in fact, they both won the Institute for Highway Safety ranking of Top Safety Pick+. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the 2016 Honda Accord received the five-star rating in rollover safety and front passenger crash test safety. The 2016 Mazda6 received the second best four-star rating in both of those crash tests.

Cabin and Cargo Space

You’ll find both of these midsize sedans to be spacious and comfortable – it’s just that the 2016 Honda Accord is more spacious. The Accord has a total of 103.2 cubic feet in the cabin, while you’ll only get 99.7 cubic feet in the 2016 Mazda6. The Accord also edged out the Mazda6 when it comes to trunk space.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is the leading Elgin and Crystal Lake area Honda dealership, so visit us today at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL 60014 to test drive the Accord. We think it’s the clear winner when compared to the Mazda6!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.