2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Mazda6

The midsize car has long been the traditional family car. These cars need to serve as comfortable daily drivers, coming equipped with a variety of features and systems. Looking at the 2017 Honda Accord vs the 2017 Mazda6 compares two models in the midsize car class.

Both the 2017 Honda Accord and 2017 Mazda6 are offered in four-door sedan body styles. In addition to the sedan body style, the 2017 Honda Accord is available as a two-door coupe. In addition to the multiple body styles, the 2017 Accord is available in multiple trim levels. Accord sedan models are available in LX, Sport, Sport SE, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring trim levels, while the Accord Coupe is offered in LX-S, EX, EX-L, EX-L V6 and Touring models. Each trim level comes equipped with a different collection of comfort, safety and technology features.

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2017 Honda Accord VS 2017 Mazda6
2.4-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
278 horsepower, 252 pound-feet of torque Max Engine Performance 184 horsepower, 185 pound-feet of torque
2 Engine Options 1
Sedan, Coupe Body Styles Sedan

2017 Honda Accord, 2017 Mazda6 Engine Options

Both the 2017 Honda Accord and 2017 Mazda6 include four-cylinder engines as standard equipment. The Accord is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, while the Mazda6 utilizes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Performance numbers on the base Accord engine check in at 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Choosing the Accord Sport trim level increases the performance numbers to 189 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. The 2.5-liter engine powering the 2017 Mazda6 produces 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the base four-cylinder engine, 2017 Honda Accord models can be equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This engine produces performance numbers rated at 278 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is the only engine offered on the 2017 Mazda6.

The 2017 Honda Accord and 2017 Mazda6 each offer multiple transmission options. Both cars offer manual transmissions. The 2017 Honda Accord can also be equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the Mazda6 offers an automatic transmission. A CVT does not use traditional gearing, allowing for uninterrupted engine performance.

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