2016 Mazda6 Sedan vs. 2017 Honda Accord

If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your old sedan to one of the new efficient, connected vehicles, you’ve no doubt considered the 2016 Mazda6 sedan and the 2017 Honda Accord. Both offer Tampa and Sarasota drivers a number of impressive features, which can make it difficult to choose the one that’s right for you. The experts at Cox Mazda did a little research and, what we found should make it clear which of these sedans is likely to make your commute more satisfying.

Both Vehicles at a Glance


Modern sedans are designed to prevent accidents and protect passengers in the event that isn’t possible – something the 2016 Mazda6 does better than the Honda Accord:

  • 2016 Mazda6 Sedan In recent Car and Driver testing, the 2016 Mazda6 was able to come to a complete stop from 70 MPH in just 172 feet. Motor Trend reported similarly favorable results stating that the 2016 Mazda6 was able to come to a complete halt from 60 MPH in only 121 feet.
  • 2017 Honda Accord Sedan In the same Car and Driver testing, the Honda Accord required 184 feet to come to a complete stop – 12 feet more than the 2016 Mazda6. In the Motor Trend testing the Accord needed 128 feet to come to a stop from 60 MPH – more than 7 feet longer than the 2016 Mazda6.


In EPA testing, the 2016 Mazda6 proved more efficient than the 2017 Honda Accord:

  • 2016 Mazda6 The 2016 Mazda6 offers a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder motor which was able to deliver up to 28 mpg/city and 40 mpg/highway fuel economy in EPA testing when equipped with the i-ElOOP technology. This is due in part to the addition of active grille shutters which open and close as needed to ensure that the engine has the additional airflow it needs to increase performance and efficiency.
  • 2017 Honda Accord The 2017 Honda Accord’s engine is a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder motor that was only able to deliver 23 mpg/city and 36 mpg/highway fuel efficiency in recent EPA testing. The Accord’s design also lacks the active grille shutter technology that would allow it to increase performance and efficiency.


When it comes to standard technology, the 2016 Mazda6 sedan is light years ahead of the 2017 Honda Accord sedan:

  • 2016 Mazda6 The 2016 Mazda6 sedan is equipped with a standard MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system which provides access to Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, voice command of selected features, access to Pandora, Aha, and Stitcher radio, SMS text messaging with audio delivery and reply. The innovative new E911 system with GPS is also included and can automatically notify emergency services if the vehicle is in an accident.
  • 2017 Honda Accord The Honda Accord can be equipped with the HondaLink system, as well as connected audio and other features – but only on selected trims and for an additional cost.

See How the 2016 Mazda6 Sedan Can Improve Your Tampa and Sarasota Commute

Contact Cox Mazda at (941) 749-2790 or see us at 3101 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL to see how the 2016 Mazda6 sedan stacks up against your favorite car and elevate your Tampa and Sarasota commute.