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2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda6 Review

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2021 Honda
Accord

MSRP*: $24,970 to $36,900
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2021 Mazda
Mazda6

MSRP*: $24,475 to $35,900
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Invoice* $23,807 to $34,017 $23,235 to $33,892
MPG - City 22 - 30 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 14.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 192 - 252 hp 187 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 196.1 in 192.7 in
Exterior Width 73.3 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 37.4 - 38.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Mazda Mazda6. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Accord and the Mazda Mazda6 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Accord as you will with the Mazda Mazda6, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Accord is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda Mazda6. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Accord and the Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Accord is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda6, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda Accord takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda6.

Handling
The Honda Accord has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda6, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Accord has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda6, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Honda Accord has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda6, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Accord and the Mazda Mazda6. The Honda Accord has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda6.

Warranty
The Honda Accord comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda6.