2018 Mazda6 vs. 2018 Honda Accord

January 11th, 2020 by

If you are searching for a new mid-size sedan and are prioritizing efficiency, reliability, interior features, and safety, then the 2018 Mazda6 and the 2018 Honda Accord are likely at the top of your list. But between these two critically acclaimed models, which is the champion of the mid-size sedan segment? The victory goes to the 2018 Mazda6. Here’s why:


The 2018 Mazda6 has a more affordable starting price than the 2018 Honda Accord. You can get the Mazda6 for as little as $21,950.* The new Honda Accord, however, starts no lower than $23,570.


The 2018 Mazda6’s available turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, generates 310 lb-ft of torque. The optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder creates only 273 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the Mazda6 boasts a faster 0-60 mph acceleration time (7.0 seconds vs. 7.3 seconds), a better quarter-mile time (15.6 seconds vs. 15.7 seconds), and a higher top speed (135 mph vs 121 mph).

Clearly, the Mazda6 is the better car to drive. Kelley Blue Book and other reviewers commend it for its “impressive ride and handling” and “precise steering.”

Interior Features

The 2018 Mazda6 is famous for its long list of standard interior features and advanced technology. Interior features include available ventilated front seats, the 8.0-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, the Ultrasuede® trim, and various premium materials like Sen wood and Nappa leather. While the 2018 Honda Accord’s interior is noteworthy, it does not offer the heightened luxurious feel or nearly as many features as the Mazda6.


People often regard the 2018 Honda Accord as a superior vehicle in terms of safety, but the Mazda6 is actually just as safe. Both the 2018 Mazda6 and the 2018 Honda Accord are rated as equally safe mid-size sedans. Both achieved top scores during testing by NHTSA and IIHS.

See for yourself why the Mazda6 rules the road by taking a test drive at Bert Ogden Mission Mazda.

*Starting at $21,950 MSRP for 2018 Mazda6 Sport models with manual transmission. Excludes taxes, title, license fees and $895 destination charge (Alaska $940). Actual dealer prices will vary. See dealer for complete details.

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