If you've been searching for the perfect stylish sedan for your Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, commutes, you've probably come across popular models, like the Honda Accord and Mazda 6. Both are quite the lookers from the outside, but when diving in deeper, which one is the better commuter for you?

To help you decide, the team at Burns Honda has stepped up. We've created this head-to-head 2021 Honda Accord vs. Mazda 6 comparison, giving you the details you need. Which one will soon end up making your neighbors jealous in the driveway? Let's find out.

Honda Accord vs Mazda 6: Performance & MPG

Sedans have a reputation for offering a smooth drive while keeping you on the road longer between fuel-ups. This is true for both the 2021 Accord and the 2021 Mazda 6. However, there are some differences under the hood you should know about.

If you're looking for a little more oomph at the standard level, the Honda Accord may be the way to go. It's powered by a standard 1.5L turbocharged engine that boasts a reliable 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine in the Mazda 6 generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque for a less-lively drive.

The Accord is also standardly outfitted with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that not only offers guess-free and lightning-quick shifting, but it also aids in a great fuel economy. With the LX and EX-L trims with the CVT and standard engine, you'll find an EPA-estimated 38 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG.*

Since the Mazda 6 comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission, you may not experience many of the shifting benefits that come with the 2021 Accord. For example, its EPA-estimated fuel economy is less with 26 city/35 highway/29 combined MPG.

Accord vs Mazda 6: Interior Space

While the exterior of the Accord and Mazda 6 are compact and chic, the interiors offer ample room for both passengers and cargo. Although, the 2021 Honda Accord may have the edge in this area as well.

First, the Honda sedan offers quite a bit more passenger volume at 105.6 cubic feet, compared to 99.8 cubic feet in the Mazda model. The trunk space is also larger in the Accord, with 16.7 cubic feet while the Mazda 6 comes in at only 14.8 cubic feet.

Passengers will also find more room in the Accord when they take their spots, especially in the rear. Let's have a peek:


2021 Honda Accord

2021 Mazda 6

Headroom (front/rear)

39.5/37.3 inches

38.4/37.1 in.

Legroom (front/rear)

42.3/40.4 inches

42.2/38.7 inches

Hip Room (front/rear)

55.3/55 inches

53.5/53.5 inches

Shoulder Room (front/rear)

58.3/56.5 inches

55.9/55.1 inches

Honda vs Mazda: Interior Technologies

Though there are a lot of differences between these two models when it comes to performance and cabin size, both the Honda Accord and Mazda 6 boast well-equipped interiors featuring the latest in automotive technologies.

No matter which sedan you choose, you'll find the following standard features for connected, entertaining, and informed commutes:

  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple Car Play® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®

2021 Honda Accord vs Mazda 6: Which Sedan Is for You?

While the Mazda 6 is no doubt an impressive set of wheels, if you're looking for a suite of high-end technologies, a roomy interior, and fuel-sipping performance, we think the Honda Accord is worth checking out.

To do so, drivers in Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ, can schedule a test drive at Burns Honda today. We look forward to working with you soon!

*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX, and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 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.

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