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Mazda 6 vs. Honda Accord

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Mazda 6

$430
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Honda Accord

$375
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Mazda 6 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $430 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the 6 is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
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.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$430
inexpensive
expensive
$375
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.29
not often
very often
0.35
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(1)
4
(23)
3
(15)
2
(8)
1
(0)
The Mazda Mazda6 ranks highest in suspension and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I love my used Mazda but it does some whacky problems. The alarm goes of a few times a day. Dealership says door actuators need to be replaced, however, they have no way of knowing which one is cau...”
“I love my used Mazda but it does some whacky problems. The alarm goes of a few times a day. Deale...”
5
(29)
4
(96)
3
(62)
2
(29)
1
(8)
The Honda Accord ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in brakes.
“I am the first to admit I am a terrible car owner. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about maintenance and repairs. Thankfully, I have a vehicle that runs reasonably well despite me turning a bl...”
“I am the first to admit I am a terrible car owner. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about mai...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Mazda 6 and the Honda Accord are both midsize, four-door sedans. Both come with front-wheel drive.

In the engine department, both the Mazda6 and the Honda Accord have comparable standard and optional engines. The Mazda 6 has 184 horsepower standard, with a 250-horsepower engine optional. The Honda Accord has 192 horsepower standard, with a 252-horsepower engine optional. 

In a comparison of interior and trunk space, the Accord has a slight edge. The Mazda 6 has interior volume of 99.7 cubic feet and 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space. The Accord offers 102.7 cubic feet inside and a trunk volume of 16.7 cubic feet.

Both the Mazda 6 and the Honda Accord are worthy of your consideration. They have similar engine power, and they both have excellent driving qualities. You may prefer the attractive styling of the Mazda 6, or you may lean toward the larger trunk and interior of the Accord. Drive them both and then decide.

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