Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid VS 2017 Mazda 6 Near Houston, TX

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

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2017 Mazda 6

Safety Comparison

The Accord Hybrid offers available parking sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, for the Accord Hybrid Touring in front of the vehicle. The Mazda 6 doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Compared to metal, the Accord Hybrid’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Mazda 6 has a metal gas tank.

Both the Accord Hybrid and the Mazda 6 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 64 percent more Honda dealers than there are Mazda dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Accord Hybrid’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Honda vehicles are better in initial quality than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 23rd in initial quality. With 8 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 26th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 7th in reliability, above the industry average. With 37 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 21st.

Engine Comparison

The Accord Hybrid’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid produces 28 more horsepower (212 vs. 184) than the Mazda 6’s 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Honda Accord Hybrid is faster than the Mazda 6 (automatics tested):

 

Accord

6

Zero to 60 MPH

6.9 sec

7.7 sec

Quarter Mile

15.5 sec

16 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.8 MPH

87.9 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Accord Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the Mazda 6 i-ELOOP (49 city/47 hwy vs. 27 city/35 hwy).

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Accord Hybrid’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Mazda 6 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Accord Hybrid stops shorter than the Mazda 6:

 

Accord Hybrid

Mazda 6

 

60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

124 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Accord Hybrid’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Mazda 6 Sport’s standard 55 series tires.

Chassis Comparison

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Accord Hybrid Touring is quieter than the Mazda 6 Grand Touring:

 

Accord Hybrid

6

At idle

26 dB

42 dB

Full-Throttle

74 dB

80 dB

70 MPH Cruising

69 dB

69 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Accord Hybrid has 3.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Mazda 6 (103.2 vs. 99.7).

The Accord Hybrid has .7 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front legroom, 1.5 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom and 1 inch more rear shoulder room than the Mazda 6.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

With its sedan body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Accord Hybrid offers cargo security. The Mazda 6’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Accord Hybrid. The Mazda 6 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

If the windows are left down on the Accord Hybrid the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the Mazda 6 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Accord Hybrid’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Mazda 6 Sport’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Accord Hybrid has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Mazda 6 has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the Touring/Grand Touring.

The Accord Hybrid’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Heated mirrors cost extra on the Mazda 6 and aren’t offered on the Mazda 6 Sport.

The Accord Hybrid has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Mazda 6 Touring/Grand Touring.

Both the Accord Hybrid and the Mazda 6 offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Accord Hybrid has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Mazda 6 Sport doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

Recommendations Comparison

The Accord was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 22 of the last 24 years. The Mazda 6 hasn’t been picked since 2015.

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