Comparison: 2018 Mazda6 vs 2018 Honda Accord

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The Mazda6 is the perfect mid-size sedan for cruising around those Kansas City roads. The Mazda6 is economical, stylish and has all the comforts needed to make all passengers comfortable. But we understand that car shopping is a process and that you must explore all your options. We have taken some of the headaches away by comparing the 2018 Mazda6 to the 2018 Honda Accord.

Check out our comparison below and then come and visit us at Premier Mazda of Kansas City to test drive the Mazda6.

Performance

Mazda6

The Mazda6 comes with a couple of engine options. First is Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This mighty power plant delivers 187 horsepower and 186 foot pounds of torque all while achieving an EPA estimated 35mpg on the highway.

For those drivers that prefer even more power, Mazda has made it’s turbo charged variant of four-cylinder engine available. The addition of the turbo adds 63 additional ponies and an impressive 124 foot pounds of torque, bringing the total engine output to 250 horsepower and 310 lb/ft of torque.

Honda Accord

The 2018 Honda Accord also features multiple engine options. The entry level Accord features a 1.5-liter turbo charged engine. This engine produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Honda also makes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder available that checks in with 252 horsepower. The upgraded Honda engine falls short of the Mazda6’s torque figures though (273lb-ft to the Mazda’s 310lb-ft).

Safety and Tech

Mazda6

The Mazda6 Sport comes standard with advanced front airbags, anti-lock brake system, hill launch assist, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, and smart city brake support. The Mazda6 Touring, Grand Touring, and Grand Touring Reserve will come with the above features as well as adding Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, as well as advanced smart city brake support with collision warning. Jump all the way up to the Mazda6 Signature and feel safe riding with all the features listed above and a 360-degree view camera.

The Sport trim level comes standard with an 8” touchscreen that includes the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System. This infotainment system includes voice command, HD radio, internet radio, Pandora, and text message audio delivery and reply. The Mazda6 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels come with the same features as the Sport but add the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Grand Touring Reserve adds Bose Centerpoint 2 surround audio system with AudioPilot and 11 speakers, as well as the Mazda Navigation System. The Mazda6 Signature adds a 7” TFT LCD meter display with traffic sign recognition and well as LED front and rear Map Lights.

Honda Accord

The Accord comes with Honda’s safety suite known as HondaSensing. This system has available features such as lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation system and more.

The Accord has an 8-inch touchscreen display as well as optional Apple CarPlayTM, Andriod AutoTM.

Pricing

Mazda6

Starting at $21,950 MSRP

Honda Accord

Starting at $23,570 MSRP

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