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A look at the midsize sedan segment sees a host of attractive offerings for any type of lifestyle around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, NC. Two top competitors that regularly go head to head would be the Mazda6 vs. Honda Accord. Feel one of these options is right for your lifestyle? If so, take a few moments to breeze through this comparison crafted by our Mazda of Gastonia team.
We know how important research is when it comes to the car-shopping process. So, to lend a helping hand, we’ve laid out key attributes of each of these models side by side!
The best midsize sedans have always been known to double as efficient commuters and thrilling companions if you want to tackle a winding road. For that top-end thrill and on-road ability, the Mazda6 has the edge over the Honda Accord.
That’s because the Mazda6 can be optioned with a Skyactiv®-G 2.5T 4-cylinder that generates 310 lb-ft of torque. Couple that powerful engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring manual shift and Sport mode, and you have one sedan that’s ready to rock.
The Honda Accord is enjoyable, using an optional in-line 4-cylinder motor to make 273 lb-ft of torque. It just can’t compete with the athleticism of the Mazda6, regardless if you’re choosing the 10-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission, or 6-speed manual transmission.
Both the Honda Accord and Mazda6 offer 8-inch touchscreens and the appreciated combination of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which are integration systems. Each system will pair your smartphone to the vehicle. Once you’re all set up—which takes no time at all—you can then access applications on your touchscreen that exist on your phone, like navigation, music, and more.
So, does one of these models have an infotainment edge over the other? Well, if you want features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ without having to climb up the trim levels ladder, the Mazda6 is your go-to option. Mazda offers both technologies on the trim just above the base option, while Honda requires you to dive deeper into its trim offerings.
Perhaps you want to make a bit of a statement when you roll up to the scene in your sedan? If so, you’ll be dazzled by the offerings in the Mazda6 and Honda Accord.
The lighting setups are particularly striking for each car. The Accord has LED headlights, LED fog lights, and LED brake lights. Mazda offers a similar setup with one unique, practical feature.
The Mazda6 sports LED headlights with auto-leveling, LED Daytime Running Lights, and LED combination taillights. It’s the auto-leveling capability that stands out, causing your headlights to automatically adjust their position as you bend around turns so that you always have the best possible visibility.
Folks around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, are better off with the Mazda6 due to a superior performance, style, and standard technology. About ready to test drive the car? If so, come by Mazda of Gastonia!