The 2017 Honda Accord vs. The 2017 Mazda6

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord
2017 Mazda6

2017 Mazda6

The 2017 Mazda6 and the 2017 Honda Accord both deliver impressive efficiency, performance, and technology. But which one will drivers from Frankfort and Orland Park want to drive home? We’re here to help make that decision easy, so take a look at the detailed comparison below.

Efficiency and Performance

The base models of the Mazda6 and the Accord might be pretty close in power, but the Accord offers more efficiency:

  • Mazda6: The Mazda6 earns up to 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway/28 mpg combined in EPA estimates when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and a 184 hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine*.
  • Accord: The Accord earns up to 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined based on EPA estimates with continuously variable transmission and a standard 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine*.

The Accord is the clear winner in the base configurations, and it’s also available with two engine upgrades: a version of the base engine that makes 189 hp, and a 278 hp 3.5L V6 engine. The Mazda6 isn’t available with any other powertrain options, so you can see that the Honda Accord delivers more flexibility in finding the vehicle you need.


In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, both the Mazda6 and the Accord achieved the top 5-Star overall crash test safety rating*. Unfortunately for the Mazda6, it earned only a 4-star rating in Rollover safety tests, while the Accord achieved the best possible 5-star rating*.

Cabin and Cargo Space

The Accord offers 103.2 cubic feet of passenger space, a big improvement over the 99.7 cubic feet in the Mazda. That means the Accord provides more front and rear shoulder room, more front and rear head room, as well as more front leg room. Plus, the Accord has a bigger trunk at 15.8 cubic feet compared to 14.8 cubic feet in the Mazda.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

We’ve got the latest Accord Sedan here at Community Honda of Orland Park. Come take it for a test-drive at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, or contact us to find out more about this capable mid-size sedan.

*Based on 2017 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.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Models tested with front airbag, curtain airbag, and torso/pelvis airbag.