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Honda Accord vs. Mazda 3

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord
$375
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Mazda 3

2016 Mazda Mazda3
$433
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Honda Accord Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $375 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low, and these issues are less frequent than average, so the Accord is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Excellent

The Mazda 3 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $433 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are both much lower than other vehicles, so the 3 is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$375
inexpensive
very expensive
$433
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.3
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
minor issues
major issues
8%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(226 Reviews)
(25 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(29)
4 star
(95)
3 star
(62)
2 star
(29)
1 star
(8)

The Honda Accord ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in brakes.

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“Car is as reliable as it gets, but not perfect. The power steering pump, resurfacing the front rotors, and front wheel bearing, 1 o2 sensor, and air intake hose in 14 years of ownership. excellent ...”

Rating Details
5 star
(4)
4 star
(11)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(0)

The Mazda Mazda3 ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in heating.

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“Loved this little car. Only complaints were that air conditioning was weak and the low profile tires, while good looking, make the ride a tad rough. I know it's a sporty little wagon but you defini...”


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