2019 Honda Accord vs Mazda6

2019 Honda Accord

When it comes to the 2019 Honda Accord vs. Mazda6, which mid-size sedan should you drive home to the Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County areas?

First, it’s important to think about what matters most to you in a vehicle. Some drivers are more interested in performance and high-tech features, while others want the practicality of a fuel-efficient drive and roomy interior.

Below, Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach will compare all these areas side-by-side to help you make your decision.

Power and Fuel Economy

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The 2019 Mazda6 is often marketed as a sports sedan, but does it live up to the hype? Its standard engine, a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder, offers 187 horsepower.

Meanwhile, the 2019 Honda Accord comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 192 horsepower. While this may only be slightly more power than the Mazda6, that extra turbo boost when you hit the gas pedal makes a big difference.

On top of more power, the Accord also offers better fuel economy. Its LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims achieve an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city/38 MPG highway.* Compare that to the Mazda6, which caps out at an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/35 MPG highway.

The Accord is also available as a hybrid, which consumes even less fuel. You won’t find any hybrid models from Mazda.

Part of what makes the Accord more fuel-efficient is its available CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The 2019 Accord is also available with a 10-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual. Unfortunately, the Mazda6 only has one transmission option: a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic.

Helpful Features

2019 Honda Accord

The MPG your vehicle achieves has a lot to do with how you drive it, which is why your actual fuel economy won’t always match EPA estimates. Luckily, the Accord comes with two features to help you get more miles out of each tank.

2019 Honda AccordFirst, ECO Mode automatically adjusts the car’s performance to use less fuel. Then, the Eco Assist™ System provides feedback to teach you more environmentally friendly driving habits. Neither of these eco-friendly features are available in the Mazda6.

Both sedans offer high-tech connectivity options to keep you engaged with your favorite media. You can choose from over 150 channels with available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio or stream your favorite Pandora® station, for example.

When you’re exploring a new area, you can take advantage of an available integrated navigation system in both the Honda Accord and the Mazda6–but what if your passengers want to connect their devices to the internet on those longer trips? Only the Accord offers Wi-Fi hotspot capability.

Cargo and Passenger Space

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Speaking of longer trips, does your sedan have enough cargo space to store all the luggage you want to bring along? The trunk in the 2019 Mazda6 offers 14.7 cubic feet of space. You’ll have an easier time fitting things into the 2019 Accord, which has 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume in its trunk.

Of course, the comfort of you and your passengers is just as important. The Accord offers more passenger space in every dimension. No matter which seat you’re in, you’ll feel a little more cramped inside the Mazda6.

2019 Honda Accord

2019 Mazda6

Headroom (front/rear)

39.5 in/37.3 inches

38.4 in/37.1 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

42.3 in/40.4 inches

42.2 in/38.7 inches

Shoulder Room (front/rear)

58.3 in/56.5 inches

55.9 in/55.1 inches

Hip Room (front/rear)

55.3 in/55 inches

53.5 in/53.5 inches


2019 Honda Accord vs Mazda6: The Verdict

It turns out the 2019 Honda Accord beats the Mazda6 in several areas, from performance and efficiency to convenience features and interior space. Our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach is interested to hear what you think about this capable sedan. If you’re in the Huntington Beach, Westminster, or Orange County areas, contact us to schedule 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. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. 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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.