2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Mazda6

2016 Honda Accord Sedan Front

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Mazda6

2016 Mazda6

The 2016 Honda Accord continues the brand’s reputation for excellence and reliability, offering College Place and Kennewick drivers far more than the 2016 Mazda6. Whether you need the latest technology, impressive performance, or simply one of the most spacious sedans around, the Accord will trump the Mazda6 every time.

Trim Levels

The 2016 Honda Accord Sedan is available for College Place and Kennewick drivers in six well-balanced trim levels:

  • LX: Even the entry-level LX comes with enviable features, including a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, auto?on/off halogen headlights, and a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system.
  • Sport: The Sport boosts power by fitting a dual-exhaust, and provides the seamless performance that comes with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system as standard. 19-inch alloy wheels and a 10-way power driver’s seat with integrated power lumbar support are also included.
  • EX: The EX adds high-end technology for College Place and Kennewick drivers. Connect to other HomeLink technologies with your HomeLink remote system, maneuver safely on the highway with your Honda LaneWatch feature, and enter and start the vehicle effortlessly using your push-button start system with smart entry.
  • EX-L: The EX-L is focused squarely upon driver comfort, adding leather-trimmed seats — with the front seats being heated — and a leather-wrapped steering wheel to let you relax and enjoy the ride.
  • EX-L V6: Alongside all of the compelling features included that come standard with the EX-L, drivers will be able to drawn upon the impressive output of a 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine.
  • Touring: The Touring trim includes a Honda satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition, along with heated rear seats. It also provides a range of Honda Sensing driver-assistance technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control and a Forward Collision Warning system.

With only three trim levels, the 2016 Mazda6 provides half the choices of the new Accord and never matches it in terms of standard features. The entry-level Sport model offers devices such as a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and air conditioning as standard, while the Touring includes vinyl upholstery and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Grand Touring delivers an 8-way power driver’s seat and leather seating surfaces.

Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 Honda Accord doesn’t just offer more choices when it comes to trim levels — it also provides two engine options while the 2016 Mazda6 only offers one.

With the new Accord, College Place and Kennewick drivers will be able to select from:

  • 2.4l In-Line 4-Cylinder: Even the standard engine provides up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers wouldn’t look out of place next to an SUV, so you can depend on sharp acceleration and dynamic handling. The 2016 Accord LX can make up to 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway* with a 6-speed manual transmission or up to 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway* with CVT.
  • 3.5L i-VTEC V6: For those who like to push things a little further, this engine makes 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque while also achieving up to 21 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway* with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

In contrast, the 2016 Mazda6’s lone 2.5L SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder makes 184 hp, and allows for a maximum of 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway with its standard 6-speed manual transmission.


In addition to its superior power, the 2016 Honda Accord boasts a more spacious cabin than the 2016 Mazda6 across numerous measures:

  • Passenger Volume: Up to 103.2 cubic feet in the Accord vs. just 99.7 in the Mazda6.
  • Head Room: 39.1 inches in the front and 37.5 in the rear of the Accord vs. 38.4 and 37.1 in rear of the Mazda6.
  • Cargo Room: 15.8 cubic feet of trunk space in the Accord vs. just 14.8 cubic feet in the 2016 Mazda6.

Whether you need more room for all your luggage of more space to spread out and relax, the 2016 Honda Accord is the car for you.

Comfort and Convenience Features

When you aren’t relaxing within the expansive cabin of the 2016 Honda Accord, you’ll be marveling at its standard and available features, many of which are not available with the 2016 Mazda6.

These features include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System: If you start to leave the middle of your lane without indicating, the steering will automatically adjust to keep you centered.
  • Heated Rear Seats: Both the Accord and Mazda6 are available with heated front seats, but only the Accord allows them in the rear.
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: The Mazda6 also comes with a rearview camera as standard, but it doesn’t offer the three separate viewing angles of Honda’s innovative alternative.

The 2016 Honda Accord Stands Above the Competition

The 2016 Honda Accord is now available at Walla Walla Valley Honda in College Place, WA, so don’t hesitate to make the trip from Kennewick or any of the surrounding communities to drive it!


2016 Honda Accord 2016 Mazda6
Check MarkTwo available engines Only one available engine
Check Mark103.2 cubic feet of passenger volume 99.7 cubic feet of passenger volume
Check MarkStandard 7.7-inch i-MID display Standard 7-inch infotainment display
Check MarkFour trim options Three trim options


* Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.