2017 Mazda6 vs 2017 Honda Accord

It’s a tough job trying to stay on top in the automotive industry. It seems like each make and model improves by leaps and bounds every year, so while your vehicle may be the best of the best one year, that same model could be made obsolete by another the very next year. And there are so many different ways to improve nowadays. It’s not just more power or improved fuel economy or better safety features – it’s all of it and then some. And as the advantages of the various models found within a segment become harder to find as they all continue to improve, comparative research becomes that much more important.

That’s why we here at Seacoast Mazda in Portsmouth, NH, pit our favorite Mazda models up against their toughest competition. And since our main goal is making your car-buying experience as easy and stress-free as possible, we thought we’d share our findings. This time, we put the 2017 Mazda6 up against the 2017 Honda Accord. Both the Mazda6 and Accord have been staples in the industry for quite some time now, but only one can come out on top. So, let’s take a closer look to see which vehicle makes the most sense for you.

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2017 Mazda6 VS 2017 Honda Accord
24 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 23 MPG
34 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 32 MPG
184 HP Horsepower 185 HP
185 lb-ft. Torque 181 lb-ft.

Advantages of the 2017 Mazda6

As you can see in the table, the 2017 Mazda6 and the 2017 Honda Accord are almost neck and neck in the race to the top. The key word there, however, is almost. That’s because the 2017 Mazda6 does come out on top, even if it is a close call. For starters, the Mazda6 has a clear advantage in terms of fuel efficiency. It may be a small advantage – one mile per gallon better in the city and two miles per gallon better on the highway – but it’s still an advantage. And it’s an advantage that will save you money in the long run.

The 2017 Mazda6’s gas mileage advantage looks even better when the two models’ power numbers are brought into the conversation. The Accord has a one horsepower advantage, but the Mazda6 offers more torque. That means you’re getting pretty much the same horsepower and more torque all while using less gas.

We hope this has helped simplify your search for the perfect car. If you’d like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Seacoast Mazda sales staff. They’re here to help. And remember, you can schedule a test drive right here on our website.

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2017 Mazda6 full interior passenger space
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