2016 Mazda6 vs 2016 Honda Accord in Downers Grove, IL

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Are you looking to inject drivability, styling, and comfort into your daily drive? Two of the most popular mid-size sedans for commuters in the Downers Grove, IL area are the 2016 Mazda6 and the 2016 Honda Accord. Both offer comparable performance, impressive aesthetics, and modern comfort, but there are several key differences that drivers should know about before making a decision.

For the purpose of this comparison, the 2016 Mazda6 i Sport with an MSRP of $23,830 will be contrasted with the 2016 Honda Accord LX and its MSRP of $23,040.

2016 Mazda6 vs. 2016 Honda Accord: Engine Performance & Specs

While the Mazda6 holds a slight edge in power over the 2016 Honda Accord, drivers in and around the Downers Grove, IL area will be more impressed by the greater efficiency and drivability of the Mazda sedan.

2016 Mazda6VS.2016 Honda Accord
2.5L 4-cylinder SKYACTIV®-GEngine2.4L 4-cylinder
185 lb.-ft.Torque181 lb.-ft.
26 MPG city / 38 MPG highwayFuel Efficiency23 MPG city / 34 MPG highway
623.2 milesFuel Range584.8 miles
6-speed shiftable automaticTransmission6-speed manual

Engineered with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the Mazda6 provides the ease of use of an automatic with the 'shift-on-the-fly' performance of a manual. The 2016 Honda Accord, at a similar price point, only comes with a manual transmission.

The 2016 Mazda6 also shines when it comes to fuel efficiency and offers over 600 miles of driving range, outlasting the Honda Accord by almost 40 miles.

2016 Mazda6 vs. 2016 Honda Accord: Standard Features

When compared side-by-side, the 2016 Mazda6 simply has more standard features included than the new Honda Accord has to offer. Whether you're looking for modern connectivity features or comfort-minded amenities, the 2016 Mazda6 should be the preferred choice. Differences between the two mid-size sedans include:

  • Keyless ignition is standard on Mazda6 models, but only offered on higher trim packages for the Honda Accord
  • HD Radio and Bluetooth connectivity are standard with the 2016 Mazda6, but not on the Honda Accord
  • The MAZDA CONNECT™ system included with the Mazda6 offers greater customization and entertainment options than the connectivity system provided with the Honda Accord
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard on the Mazda6, but unavailable on the Honda Accord

2016 Mazda6 vs. 2016 Honda Accord: Color Options

While both mid-size sedans are available with cloth-trimmed seating, the base level 2016 Honda Accord is available in one of two exterior colors and with only one interior color, but the 2016 Mazda6 is offered in any one of eight unique exterior colors, with black and parchment interiors available.

Mazda6 exterior colors sold at Pugi Mazda in Downers Grove include:

  • Soul Red
  • Blue Reflex
  • Snowflake White Pearl
  • Meteor Gray
  • Sonic Silver
  • Titanium Flash
  • Jet Black
  • Deep Crystal Blue

2016 Mazda6 For Sale at Pugi Mazda in Downers Grove

Have you decided on the color you want for your new Mazda6? If you answered, "I know what color I want in my driveway," contact a product specialist at Pugi Mazda in Downers Grove through our web form or by phone at (877) 827-9086 to schedule a test drive or learn more about finance and lease incentives. We have over 20 new Mazda6 sedans in stock and prepped for test drives. Browse through our new Mazda inventory to get more details on trim levels and pricing.


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