2019 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Mazda 6



2019 Honda Accord vs 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan
2019 Honda Accord 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan
MPG*
  30 / 38 24 / 33
Engine Power
  192hp 187hp
Cargo Space
  16.7 cu. ft. 14.7 cu.ft.

2019 Honda Accord vs 2018 Mazda 6 Sedan

Serving Hagerstown, MD

hinking of paying a visit to Hagerstown Honda to check out midsize sedans, it should come as no surprise to find the Honda Accord leading the way again. In 2018, Honda released a redesign of the popular model to a rousing reception that included numerous accolades such as Car and Drivers coveted Editor’s Choice and Ten Best awards. Let’s take a look at how the 2019 Accord stacks up against the Mazda6 midsize sedan. Since Mazda will only release their 2019 model in April, the comparisons are with the 2018 Mazda 6.

Performance

the respective specifications for engine performance, and comparing available features for the avid driver, the Accord has the edge over the Mazda 6. First of all, with the Accord, you can get both the base 1.5-liter engine or the 2.0-liter option with either manual or automatic transmission. The Mazda, on the other hand, offers the manual transmission only in their larger engine option. In addition, the Honda Accord comes out on top in three of the four categories when comparing horsepower and lb. ft. of torque for the respective engine options. The Accord’s base offering is a 1.5-liter engine with ratings of 192 hp and 192 lb. ft. of torque, while Mazda’s base 2.5-liter engine is rated at 184 hp and 192 lb. ft. of torque. The larger engine options include Honda’s turbocharged 2.0 liter rated at 252 hp and 273 lb. ft. of torque, compared to the Mazda’s 250 hp and 310 lb. ft. ratings. When it comes to getting off the line quickly, the Honda once again triumphs, with the 2.0 automatic going from 0-60 mph in only 5.7 seconds, while the base Mazda 2.5 liter required 7.9 seconds to reach 60 mph.

Safety and fuel economy

ated quite highly by the IIHS when it comes to safety, but only the Honda can boast of an IIHS Top Pick award for both 2018 and 2019 for midsize cars. To be fair, the 2019 Mazda 6 has not yet been rated. A comparison of fuel economy for the base model, which for Honda features a Continuously Variable Transmission, shows a considerable advantage for the Accord. It comes in at a rating of 30 mpg city / 38 highway and a combined rating of 33 mpg. The Mazda 6 base engine’s fuel economy rating is 24 mpg city / 33 highway and a combined rating of 27 mpg. The larger engines for Mazda and Honda showed fuel economy ratings that were comparable.

Interior / Cargo Space

o interior room, the Honda Accord is again the clear winner, with an overall passenger volume of 105.6 cubic feet, in contrast with the 6’s 99.7. Trunk space also works to the Accord’s advantage, with a total cubic feet measurement of 16.7 compared to 14.7 for its competition. That can be a game changer when travelling, especially if your group includes some larger humans.

While there are many other items to compare, it is already clear that the 2019 Honda Accord has a leg up on the Mazda 6, especially when you factor in the historic advantage in resale value that has been a hallmark of the Honda brand. Your friends a Hagerstown Honda will be more than happy to show you all these and more reasons why the 2019 Honda Accord is a smart choice for you. The only way to truly experience the difference is to stop by for a test drive.

* 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.