There are so many midsize sedans out there that it gets hard to tell them apart, much less develop a preference for which is your favorite. To help tell the 2020 Honda Accord and the 2020 Mazda6 apart, read on. Although both the Honda Accord and Mazda6 are made by Japanese Automakers, they are don’t share much alike when you get down into the details.
First off, to tell the two apart by appearance, look for the distinctive grille on the front of all Mazda vehicles. The Mazda logo as well as a large blackened, textured grille are dead giveaways from the front. From either side, a chrome strip that stretches all the way around the windows of the Mazda6; something you won’t find on the Honda Accord. The Honda Accord does have a chrome strip around the top of the side windows, but not the bottom. The front end of the Honda Accord is also more aggressive, with sharper lines, harder angles and more body color throughout. But if the differences were only external, the two cars wouldn’t be all that different. Read the chart below that details some of the key differences between each car in terms of performance and available features.
Under the hood, the technically larger engine of the base model 2020 Mazda6 may look more impressive, but it’s more looks than it is performance. The 2020 Honda Accord has a more compact engine, but since it is turbocharged, it outperforms the base model Mazda6 in both horsepower and Torque. Both vehicles may have the same fully equipped steering wheels, but front and rear parking sensors on the Accord take it into a different tier technologically than the Mazda6.